Meaning of FLAT in English

I. adjective (~ter; ~test) see: place Date: 14th century 1. lying at full length or spread out upon the ground ; prostrate , utterly ruined or destroyed, resting with a surface against something, 2. having a continuous horizontal surface, being or characterized by a horizontal line or tracing without peaks or depressions , having a relatively smooth or even surface, arranged or laid out so as to be level or even, 5. having the major surfaces essentially parallel and distinctly greater than the minor surfaces , very low and broad, 6. clearly unmistakable ; downright , b. not varying ; fixed , having no fraction either lacking or in excess ; exact , not varying significantly throughout its range, 7. lacking in animation, zest, or vigor ; dull , lacking flavor ; tasteless , lacking effervescence or sparkle , commercially inactive, lacking air ; de~ed, dead 3c, discharged, 8. a. lowered a half step in pitch, lower than the proper pitch, pronounced as in bad or bat , 9. having a low trajectory, made so as to give little or no spin to the ball, taut , 11. uniform in hue or shade, having little or no illusion of depth, lacking contrast, lacking shadows or contours, free from gloss , two-dimensional 3 , of, relating to, or used in competition on the ~ , having a mass such that expansion halts only after infinite time and collapse never occurs, see: level ~ly adverb ~ness noun ~tish adjective II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a level surface of land, a stretch of land without obstacles, a ~ part or surface , 3. a musical note or tone one half step lower than a specified note or tone, a character ♭ on a line or space of the musical staff indicating a half step drop in pitch, something ~: as, a shallow container for shipping produce, a shallow box in which seedlings are started, a ~ piece of theatrical scenery, a shoe or slipper having a ~ heel or no heel, an apartment on one floor, a de~ed tire, the area to either side of an offensive football formation, III. adverb Date: 1531 in a ~ manner ; directly , positively, in a complete manner ; absolutely , below the proper musical pitch, without interest charge, IV. verb (~ted; ~ting) Date: circa 1604 transitive verb ~ten , to lower in pitch especially by a half step, intransitive verb to sing or play below the true pitch

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