- 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
noun: flat, plural noun: flats
verb: flat, 3rd person present: flats, gerund or present participle: flatting, past tense: flatted, past participle: flatted
- 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
- 2. (of land) without hills:
thirty-five acres of flat countryside
- 3. (of an expanse of water) calm and without waves.
- 4. not sloping:
the flat roof of a garage
- 5. having a broad level surface but little height or depth; shallow:
a flat rectangular box
a flat cap
- 6. (of shoes) without heels or with very low heels.
- 7. lacking emotion; dull and lifeless:
‘I'm sorry,’ he said, in a flat voice
- 8. (of a person) without energy or enthusiasm:
his sense of intoxication wore off until he felt flat and weary
- 9. (of trade, prices, etc.) not showing much activity; sluggish:
the UK housing market was flat
- 10. (of a colour) uniform:
a flat shade of grey
- 11. (of a photograph or negative) lacking contrast.
- 12. (of a sparkling drink) having lost its effervescence:
she sipped some of the flat champagne
- 13. (of something kept inflated, especially a tyre) having lost some or all of its air, typically because of a puncture.
- 14. (of a battery) having exhausted its charge.
- 15. (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
- 16. (of a denial, contradiction, or refusal) completely definite and firm; absolute:
the request was met with a flat refusal
- 17. (of musical sound) below true or normal pitch.
- 18. (of a key) having a flat or flats in the signature.
- 19. (of a note) a semitone lower than a specified note:
- 20. 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
- 2. lying in close juxtaposition, especially against another surface:
his black curly hair was blown flat across his skull
- 3. so as to become smooth and even:
I hammered the metal flat
- 4. completely; absolutely:
I thought you'd turn me down flat
Myers was flat broke
- 5. 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
- 6. 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
- 2. an area of low level ground, especially near water:
the shingle flats of the lake
- 3. a shallow container in which seedlings are grown and sold.
- 4. a shoe with a very low heel or no heel:
she wore a white strapless dress and a pair of electric blue flats
- 5. a railway wagon with a flat floor and no sides or roof; a flatcar.
- 6. an upright section of stage scenery mounted on a movable frame.
- 7. a flat tyre:
I've got a flat—there were nails under the wheel
- 8. flat racing.
- 9. a musical note lowered a semitone below natural pitch.
- 10. the sign ♭, indicating a flat.
- 1. 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. make flat; flatten:
flat the loaves down
凡是表面平坦的蛋糕都可被成為 flat cakes. 像普通cheese cakes, birthday cakes, or even pancakes...s1600/IMG_0858.JPG basically it's any cake that has a flat surface.
flat~形容詞~均一的,一律的 rate~名詞~費用,價格 flat rate~無論你停多久，費用都是7元 2007-10-17 09:17:04 補充： What's ”Flat Rate” mean? 建議改成 What does ”Flat Rate” mean?
根據國立編譯館的翻譯，flat knit 為橫編組織或橫編織物，一般口語化是叫做"橫紋"，像 flat-knit T-shirt 就是橫紋汗杉。