A great tobacco taker too, -- that's flat.
(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.
(Phonetics)Sonant; vocal; -- applied to any one of the sonant or vocal consonants, as distinguished from a nonsonant (or sharp) consonant.
In a flat manner; directly; flatly.
Sin is flat opposite to the Almighty.
(Stock Exchange)Without allowance for accrued interest. Broker's Cant
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.
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.
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.
The flat part, or side, of anything; as, the broad side of a blade, as distinguished from its edge.
(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 .
(Mining)A horizontal vein or ore deposit auxiliary to a main vein; also, any horizontal portion of a vein not elsewhere horizontal.Raymond.
A dull fellow; a simpleton; a numskull. Colloq.
Or if you can not make a speech,
Because you are a flat.
(Mus.)A character [♭] before a note, indicating a tone which is a half step or semitone lower.
(Geom.)A homaloid space or extension.
Flat transitive verb
imperfect & past participleFlatted ; present participle & verbal nounFlatting
To make flat; to flatten; to level.
To render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress.
Passions are allayed, appetites are flatted.
To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone.
Flat intransitive verb
To become flat, or flattened; to sink or fal to an even surface.Sir W. Temple.