- having a level surface; without raised areas or indentations；(of land) without hills
- in or to a horizontal position；lying in close juxtaposition, especially against another surface
- the flat part of something；an area of low level ground, especially near water
- lower (a note) by a semitone；make flat; flatten
verb: flat, 3rd person present: flats, gerund or present participle: flatting, past tense: flatted, past participle: flatted
noun: flat, plural noun: flats
- 1. having a level surface; without raised areas or indentations he sat down on a flat rock trim the surface of the cake to make it completely flat 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of land) without hills thirty-five acres of flat countryside
- ▪ (of an expanse of water) calm and without waves. 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ not sloping the flat roof of a garage 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ having a broad level surface but little height or depth; shallow a flat rectangular box a flat cap 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of shoes) without heels or with very low heels. 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. lacking emotion; dull and lifeless ‘I'm sorry,’ he said, in a flat voice 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a person) without energy or enthusiasm his sense of intoxication wore off until he felt flat and weary 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of trade, prices, etc.) not showing much activity; sluggish the UK housing market was flat 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a colour) uniform a flat shade of grey
- ▪ (of a photograph or negative) lacking contrast.
- 3. (of a sparkling drink) having lost its effervescence she sipped some of the flat champagne 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of something kept inflated, especially a tyre) having lost some or all of its air, typically because of a puncture. 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ British (of a battery) having exhausted its charge. 同義詞 反義詞
- 4. (of a fee, wage, or price) the same in all cases, not varying with changed conditions or in particular cases a flat fare of £2.50 同義詞
- ▪ (of a denial, contradiction, or refusal) completely definite and firm; absolute the request was met with a flat refusal 同義詞
- 5. (of musical sound) below true or normal pitch.
- ▪ (of a key) having a flat or flats in the signature.
- ▪ (of a note) a semitone lower than a specified note E flat
- 6. relating to flat racing the Flat season
- 1. in or to a horizontal position he was lying flat on his back she had been knocked flat by the blast 同義詞
- ▪ lying in close juxtaposition, especially against another surface his black curly hair was blown flat across his skull
- ▪ so as to become smooth and even I hammered the metal flat
- 2. informal completely; absolutely I thought you'd turn me down flat Myers was flat broke 同義詞
- ▪ used with an expression of time to emphasize how quickly something can be done or has been done you can prepare a healthy meal in ten minutes flat
- 3. below the true or normal pitch of musical sound it wasn't a question of singing flat, but of simply singing the wrong notes
- 1. the flat part of something she placed the flat of her hand over her glass
- ▪ an area of low level ground, especially near water the shingle flats of the lake
- ▪ North American a shallow container in which seedlings are grown and sold.
- ▪ a shoe with a very low heel or no heel she wore a white strapless dress and a pair of electric blue flats
- ▪ a railway wagon with a flat floor and no sides or roof; a flatcar.
- 2. an upright section of stage scenery mounted on a movable frame.
- 3. North American informal a flat tyre I've got a flat—there were nails under the wheel
- 4. British flat racing.
- 5. a musical note lowered a semitone below natural pitch.
- ▪ the sign ♭, indicating a flat.
- 1. North American lower (a note) by a semitone when a person has a poor ear for music, he will flat and sharp right along without knowing it
- 2. archaic make flat; flatten flat the loaves down