Synonyms for flat

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : flat
Phonetic Transcription : flæt

Top 10 synonyms for flat Other synonyms for the word flat

Définition of flat

Origin :
  • early 14c., from Old Norse flatr, from Proto-Germanic *flataz (cf. Old Saxon flat "flat, shallow,: Old High German flaz "flat, level," Old English flet, Old High German flezzi "floor"), perhaps from PIE *plat- "to spread" (cf. Greek platys "broad, flat;" see plaice (n.)).
  • Sense of "prosaic, dull" is from 1570s; used of drink from c.1600; of musical notes from 1590s, because the tone is "lowered." Flat-out (adv.) "openly, directly" is from 1932; earlier it was a noun meaning "total failure" (1870, U.S. colloquial).
  • adj level, smooth
  • adj dull, lackluster to the senses
  • adj absolute, positive
  • noun apartment
Example sentences :
  • Camped on a gully with some old feed in the flat, in latitude 27 degrees 49 minutes.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Sidney could hear her moving about with flat, inelastic steps.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • When he found that the ice was out and the beer warm and flat, he was furious.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Linda laid her palm on the top of the sand heap and pressed it flat.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • I'd been cleaned out o' everything I had by a man I trusted, and I was flat broke.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • And outside of this little circle is all the flat top of Ytaioa representing the world.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • He must remember to ask Gidney for a copy of the play-bill to hang up in his flat!
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • She was sitting in front of the fire when he entered the flat.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • Until then, he would stay at the flat, taking his meals at restaurants.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • You may either roll them up, or lay them flat on the plates.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie

Antonyms for flat

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