Flat in a sentence

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Definition of Flat

  • Having an even and horizontal surface, or nearly so, without prominences or depressions; level without inclination; plane.
  • Lying at full length, or spread out, upon the ground; level with the ground or earth; prostrate; as, to lie flat on the ground; hence, fallen; laid low; ruined; destroyed.
  • Wanting relief; destitute of variety; without points of prominence and striking interest.
  • Tasteless; stale; vapid; insipid; dead; as, fruit or drink flat to the taste.
  • Unanimated; dull; uninteresting; without point or spirit; monotonous; as, a flat speech or composition.
  • Lacking liveliness of commercial exchange and dealings; depressed; dull; as, the market is flat.
  • Clear; unmistakable; peremptory; absolute; positive; downright.
  • Below the true pitch; hence, as applied to intervals, minor, or lower by a half step; as, a flat seventh; A flat.
  • Not sharp or shrill; not acute; as, a flat sound.
  • Sonant; vocal; -- applied to any one of the sonant or vocal consonants, as distinguished from a nonsonant (or sharp) consonant.
  • Having a head at a very obtuse angle to the shaft; -- said of a club.
  • Not having an inflectional ending or sign, as a noun used as an adjective, or an adjective as an adverb, without the addition of a formative suffix, or an infinitive without the sign to. Many flat adverbs, as in run fast, buy cheap, are from AS. adverbs in -ë, the loss of this ending having made them like the adjectives. Some having forms in ly, such as exceeding wonderful true, are now archaic.
  • Flattening at the ends; -- said of certain fruits.
  • In a flat manner; directly; flatly.
  • Without allowance for accrued interest.
  • A level surface, without elevation, relief, or prominences; an extended plain; specifically, in the United States, a level tract along the along the banks of a river; as, the Mohawk Flats.
  • A level tract lying at little depth below the surface of water, or alternately covered and left bare by the tide; a shoal; a shallow; a strand.
  • Something broad and flat in form
  • A flat-bottomed boat, without keel, and of small draught.
  • A straw hat, broad-brimmed and low-crowned.
  • A car without a roof, the body of which is a platform without sides; a platform car.
  • A platform on wheel, upon which emblematic designs, etc., are carried in processions.
  • The flat part, or side, of anything; as, the broad side of a blade, as distinguished from its edge.
  • A floor, loft, or story in a building;
  • a floor of a house, which forms a complete residence in itself; an apartment taking up a whole floor. In this latter sense, the usage is more common in British English.
  • A horizontal vein or ore deposit auxiliary to a main vein; also, any horizontal portion of a vein not elsewhere horizontal.
  • A dull fellow; a simpleton; a numskull.
  • A character [♭] before a note, indicating a tone which is a half step or semitone lower.
  • A homaloid space or extension.
  • To make flat; to flatten; to level.
  • To render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress.
  • To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone.
  • To become flat, or flattened; to sink or fall to an even surface.
  • To fall form the pitch.
  • a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
  • scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
  • a deflated pneumatic tire
  • a shallow box in which seedlings are started
  • freight car without permanent sides or roof
  • a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
  • a level tract of land
  • in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly
  • with flat sails
  • lacking contrast or shading between tones
  • (of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone

How to use flat in a sentence. Flat pronunciation.

It was of red brick, and double-fronted, with a porch of wood and stucco; bay windows on one side of the entrance, and flat on the other, made a contrast pleasing to the suburban eye.
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Beneath a loose thin dressing-gown her feet, in felt slippers, showed stockingless, her neck was bare almost to the bosom, and the tresses of pale yellow, upon which she especially prided herself, lay raggedly pinned together on the top of her flat head.
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I shall be taking a house in the West-end, or a flat, at all events.
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Of course he had to shield this modest dissipation with a flat falsehood, alleging to his wife that business had kept him late.
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Not having seen Miss. French since the latter's unwelcome call in Grove Lane, she only knew that Beatrice had left De Crespigny Park to inhabit a flat somewhere or other.
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Another cab conveyed her to Brixton, and set her down before a block of recently built flats.
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But before the visitor could comment to herself upon this disadvantage attaching to flats, Beatrice joined her.
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She lives alone in a flat, and has men to spend every evening with her; it's disgraceful!
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Her first call was upon Beatrice, who still occupied the flat at Brixton, and here she unbosomed herself of a dolorous story.
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Left alone, his master approached a cabinet curiously carved in the Italian style, and took from it a long flat ebony box.
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But Nutkin sat upon a big flat rock, and played ninepins with a crab apple and green fir-cones.
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The boat was flat as a floor.
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Both girls were knocked flat almost the instant they stepped out into the rear cockpit.
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On a flat stone the coffee pot stood ready.
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A yellow disc appeared, cutting the flat sky sharply, and he laid his priest's clothes in the middle of a patch of white sand where they could be easily seen.
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They have to bring them up on shore, or to a flat rock or stump that sticks up out of water, where they can crack the shell and eat the mussel inside.
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One stalk was cut almost flat, and the man puts his feet on the ends to steady them.
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Sometimes a small quantity of dry sand was placed on the flat stick.
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The same flat stick answered for several occasions.
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When the cavity made by turning the hand drill became too large, the point of contact was shifted to another part of the flat stick, and so on until the whole of that stick was used, when it was thrown away and another was obtained.
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Examples of Flat

Example #1
The little front garden had a close fence of unpainted lath, a characteristic of the neighbourhood.
Example #2
CHAPTER II 'Runnymede' (so the Mumfords' house was named) stood on its own little plot of ground in one of the tree-shadowed roads which persuade the inhabitants of Sutton that they live in the country.
Example #3
She was about twenty-eight years old, but at present looked more than thirty.
Example #4
Ada presented herself in a costume which, at any season but high summer, would have been inconveniently cool.
Example #5
I shall entertain a good deal-and think of your opportunities!
Example #6
Of course you could give up the office at once.