Found 3 items, similar to flatter.
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adj 1: having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or
lower than another; “a flat desk”
; “acres of level
; “a plane surface”
2: having no depth or thickness
3: not modified or restricted by reservations; “a categorical
; “a flat refusal”
4: stretched out and lying at full length along the ground;
“found himself lying flat on the floor”
5: lacking contrast or shading between tones [ant: contrasty
6: lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; “B flat”
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”
; “flavorless supermarket tomatoes”
; “vapid tea”
9: lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; “a bland
; “a flat joke”
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
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
; “a flat two-dimensional painting”
16: (of a tire) completely or partially deflated
17: not reflecting light; not glossy; “flat wall paint”
photograph with a matte finish”
18: lacking variety in shading; “a flat unshaded painting”
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
; “told me straight out”
; “came out flat
for less work and more pay”
6: wholly or completely; “He is flat broke”
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
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
v : praise somewhat dishonestly [syn: blandish
] [ant: disparage
English → English
(fl[a^]t), a. [Compar. Flatter
(fl[a^]t"t[e^]st).] [Akin to Icel. flatr,
Sw. flat, Dan. flad, OHG. flaz, and AS. flet floor, G.
fl["o]tz stratum, layer.]
1. Having an even and horizontal surface, or nearly so,
without prominences or depressions; level without
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.
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;
Flat burglary as ever was committed. --Shak.
A great tobacco taker too, -- that's flat.
(a) Below the true pitch; hence, as applied to intervals,
minor, or lower by a half step; as, a flat seventh; A
(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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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 -["e], the
loss of this ending having made them like the adjectives.
Some having forms in ly, such as exceeding, wonderful,
true, are now archaic.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
12. (Hort.) Flattening at the ends; -- said of certain
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
. (Arch.) See under Arch
, n., 2. (b).
, cap paper, not folded. See under Paper
, in fine art metal working, a mode of
ornamenting silverware, etc., producing figures by dots
and lines made with a punching tool. --Knight.
, a sculptor's chisel for smoothing.
, a file wider than its thickness, and of
rectangular section. See File
, a small, sharp-pointed, wrought nail, with a
flat, thin head, larger than a tack. --Knight.
, paper which has not been folded.
, a railroad rail consisting of a simple flat bar
spiked to a longitudinal sleeper.
(Mining), horizontal or inclined connecting rods,
for transmitting motion to pump rods at a distance.
, a rope made by plaiting instead of twisting;
Note: Some flat hoisting ropes, as for mining shafts, are
made by sewing together a number of ropes, making a
wide, flat band. --Knight.
. (Geom.) See Euclidian space
, 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
1. One who, or that which, makes flat or flattens.
2. (Metal Working)
(a) A flat-faced fulling hammer.
(b) A drawplate with a narrow, rectangular orifice, for
drawing flat strips, as watch springs, etc.
(fl[a^]t"t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
; p. pr. & vb. n. Flattering
.] [OE. flateren,
cf. OD. flatteren; akin to G. flattern to flutter, Icel.
fla[eth]ra to fawn, flatter: cf. F. flatter. Cf. Flitter
1. To treat with praise or blandishments; to gratify or
attempt to gratify the self-love or vanity of, esp. by
artful and interested commendation or attentions; to
blandish; to cajole; to wheedle.
When I tell him he hates flatterers,
He says he does, being then most flattered. --Shak.
A man that flattereth his neighbor, spreadeth a net
for his feet. --Prov. xxix.
Others he flattered by asking their advice.
2. To raise hopes in; to encourage or favorable, but
sometimes unfounded or deceitful, representations.
3. To portray too favorably; to give a too favorable idea of;
as, his portrait flatters him.
, v. i.
To use flattery or insincere praise.
If it may stand him more in stead to lie,
Say and unsay, feign, flatter, or adjure. --Milton.