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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 flat /ˈflæt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 flat /ˈflæt/ 形容詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flat a. [Compar. Flatter superl. Flattest ]
 1. Having an even and horizontal surface, or nearly so, without prominences or depressions; level without inclination; plane.
 Though sun and moon
 Were in the flat sea sunk.   --Milton.
 2. 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.
    What ruins kingdoms, and lays cities flat!   --Milton.
    I feel . . . my hopes all flat.   --Milton.
 3. Fine Arts Wanting relief; destitute of variety; without points of prominence and striking interest.
    A large part of the work is, to me, very flat.   --Coleridge.
 4. Tasteless; stale; vapid; insipid; dead; as, fruit or drink flat to the taste.
 5. Unanimated; dull; uninteresting; without point or spirit; monotonous; as, a flat speech or composition.
 How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable
 Seem to me all the uses of this world.   --Shak.
 6. Lacking liveliness of commercial exchange and dealings; depressed; dull; as, the market is flat.
 7. Clear; unmistakable; peremptory; absolute; positive; downright.
 Syn: -- flat-out.
    Flat burglary as ever was committed.   --Shak.
    A great tobacco taker too, -- that's flat.   --Marston.
 8. Mus. (a) Below the true pitch; hence, as applied to intervals, minor, or lower by a half step; as, a flat seventh; A flat. (b) Not sharp or shrill; not acute; as, a flat sound.
 9. Phonetics Sonant; vocal; -- applied to any one of the sonant or vocal consonants, as distinguished from a nonsonant (or sharp) consonant.
 10. Golf Having a head at a very obtuse angle to the shaft; -- said of a club.
 11.  Gram. 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 , the loss of this ending having made them like the adjectives. Some having forms in ly, such as exceeding, wonderful, true, are now archaic.
 12.  Hort. Flattening at the ends; -- said of certain fruits.
 Flat arch. Arch. See under Arch, n., 2. (b).
 Flat cap, cap paper, not folded. See under Paper.
 Flat chasing, in fine art metal working, a mode of ornamenting silverware, etc., producing figures by dots and lines made with a punching tool. --Knight.
 Flat chisel, a sculptor's chisel for smoothing.
 Flat file, a file wider than its thickness, and of rectangular section. See File.
 Flat nail, a small, sharp-pointed, wrought nail, with a flat, thin head, larger than a tack. --Knight.
 Flat paper, paper which has not been folded.
 Flat rail, a railroad rail consisting of a simple flat bar spiked to a longitudinal sleeper.
 Flat rods Mining, horizontal or inclined connecting rods, for transmitting motion to pump rods at a distance. --Raymond.
 Flat rope, a rope made by plaiting instead of twisting; gasket; sennit.
 Note: Some flat hoisting ropes, as for mining shafts, are made by sewing together a number of ropes, making a wide, flat band. --Knight.
 Flat space. Geom. See Euclidian space.
 Flat stitch, the process of wood engraving. [Obs.]
 Flat tint Painting, a coat of water color of one uniform shade.
 To fall flat (Fig.), to produce no effect; to fail in the intended effect; as, his speech fell flat.
 Of all who fell by saber or by shot,
 Not one fell half so flat as Walter Scott.   --Lord Erskine.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flat, v. i.
 1. To become flat, or flattened; to sink or fall to an even surface.
 2. Mus. To fall form the pitch.
 To flat out, to fail from a promising beginning; to make a bad ending; to disappoint expectations. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flat v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flatted p. pr. & vb. n. Flatting ]
 1. To make flat; to flatten; to level.
 2. To render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress.
    Passions are allayed, appetites are flatted.   --Barrow.
 3. To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flat adv.
 1. In a flat manner; directly; flatly.
    Sin is flat opposite to the Almighty.   --Herbert.
 2. Stock Exchange Without allowance for accrued interest. [Broker's Cant]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flat, n.
 1. 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.
    Envy is as the sunbeams that beat hotter upon a bank, or steep rising ground, than upon a flat.   --Bacon.
 2. 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.
 Half my power, this night
 Passing these flats, are taken by the tide.   --Shak.
 3. Something broad and flat in form; as: (a) A flat-bottomed boat, without keel, and of small draught. (b) A straw hat, broad-brimmed and low-crowned. (c) Railroad Mach. A car without a roof, the body of which is a platform without sides; a platform car. (d) A platform on wheel, upon which emblematic designs, etc., are carried in processions.
 4. The flat part, or side, of anything; as, the broad side of a blade, as distinguished from its edge.
 5. Arch. A floor, loft, or story in a building; especially, 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.
 6. Mining A horizontal vein or ore deposit auxiliary to a main vein; also, any horizontal portion of a vein not elsewhere horizontal.
 7. A dull fellow; a simpleton; a numskull. [Colloq.]
 Or if you can not make a speech,
 Because you are a flat.   --Holmes.
 8. Mus. A character [♭] before a note, indicating a tone which is a half step or semitone lower.
 9. Geom. A homaloid space or extension.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or
             lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level
             farmland"; "a plane surface" [syn: level, plane]
      2: having no depth or thickness
      3: not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical
         denial"; "a flat refusal" [syn: categoric, categorical,
      4: stretched out and lying at full length along the ground;
         "found himself lying flat on the floor" [syn: prostrate]
      5: lacking contrast or shading between tones [ant: contrasty]
      6: lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat" [ant: natural,
      7: flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain
         leafstalks or flatfishes) [syn: compressed]
      8: lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid
         hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid
         beer"; "vapid tea" [syn: bland, flavorless, flavourless,
          insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid]
      9: lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland
         little drama"; "a flat joke" [syn: bland]
      10: having lost effervescence; "flat beer"; "a flat cola"
      11: not increasing as the amount taxed increases [syn: fixed]
      12: not made with leavening; "most flat breads are made from
          unleavened dough" [syn: unraised]
      13: parallel to the ground; "a flat roof"
      14: without pleats [syn: unpleated]
      15: lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an
          illusion or depth; "a film with two-dimensional
          characters"; "a flat two-dimensional painting" [syn: two-dimensional]
      16: (of a tire) completely or partially deflated
      17: not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a
          photograph with a matte finish" [syn: mat, matt, matte,
      18: lacking variety in shading; "a flat unshaded painting"
      n 1: a level tract of land
      2: a shallow box in which seedlings are started
      3: a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the
         note named
      4: freight car without permanent sides or roof [syn: flatcar,
      5: a deflated pneumatic tire [syn: flat tire]
      6: scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted
         canvas; part of a stage setting
      7: a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
         [syn: apartment]
      adv 1: at full length; "he fell flat on his face"
      2: with flat sails; "sail flat against the wind"
      3: below the proper pitch; "she sang flat last night"
      4: against a flat surface; "he lay flat on his back"
      5: in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly; "he didn't
         answer directly"; "told me straight out"; "came out flat
         for less work and more pay" [syn: directly, straight]
         [ant: indirectly]
      6: wholly or completely; "He is flat broke"
      [also: flatting, flatted, flattest, flatter]