flat Definition

  • 1having a level surface; without raised areas or indentations
  • 2an apartment on one floor of a building

Using flat: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "flat" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The tire is flat and needs to be changed.

  • Example

    The landscape was flat and featureless.

  • Example

    I live in a small flat in the city center.

  • Example

    The flat was furnished with modern appliances and furniture.

flat Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with flat

  • to fail completely


    The comedian's jokes fell flat and nobody laughed.

  • completely out of money


    After paying all my bills, I'm flat broke for the rest of the month.

  • at top speed or maximum effort


    I'm working flat out to finish this project by the deadline.


Summary: flat in Brief

The term 'flat' [flat] can be used as an adjective to describe a surface that is level, even, smooth, and without raised areas or indentations. It can also be used as a noun to refer to an apartment on one floor of a building. The phrase 'fall flat' means to fail completely, while 'flat broke' means completely out of money. 'Flat out' means at top speed or maximum effort.

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