Significado de “flat” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "flat" - Diccionario Inglés

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flatadjective

uk /flæt/ us /flæt/ flatter, flattest

flat adjective (LEVEL)

B1 level and smooth, with no curved, high, or hollow parts:

An ice rink needs to be completely flat.
Roll out the pastry on a flat surface.
Much of the countryside in that region is very flat.

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flat adjective (NOT HIGH)

B1 level but having little or no height:

flat shoes (= ones without a raised heel)

Flat bread is made without yeast, and therefore does not rise:

Pitta and nan are two types of flat bread.
flat cap/hat UK

a hat that is not rounded on top and has little height

flat adjective (WITHOUT AIR)

B2 If something such as a tyre or ball is flat, it does not contain enough air:

I got a flat tyre (= the air went out of it) after driving over a nail.

flatnoun

uk /flæt/ us /flæt/

flat noun (HOME)

A1 [ C ] UK US apartment a set of rooms for living in that are part of a larger building and are usually all on one floor:

a block of flats
They have a house in the country and a flat in Manchester.
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flat noun (LEVEL GROUND)

[ C often plural ] an area of low, level ground, often near water:

The salt flats are used for motor racing.
The mud flats attract large numbers of birds.
the flat of your hand

the palm and fingers when they are held straight and level:

He hit me with the flat of his hand.
be on the flat

UK to be on a level surface, not on a slope or hill:

Most of the path is on the flat.

flatadjective, adverb

uk /flæt/ us /flæt/ flatter, flattest

flatadverb

uk /flæt/ us /flæt/ flatter, flattest

flat adverb (LEVEL)

B2 in a level position, often against another surface:

Lay the cloth flat across the table.

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flat adverb (COMPLETELY)

UK informal US flat out completely or to the greatest degree possible:

She told him flat that she would not go to the show.
Could you lend me some money, I'm flat broke (= I have no money).
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three minutes, half an hour, etc. flat informal

exactly three minutes, half an hour, etc.:

We managed to get to the station in five minutes flat.
flat out informal

as fast or as hard as possible:

My car only does about 60 mph, even when it's going flat out.
We've been working flat out to get this done.

(Definition of “flat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "flat" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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flatadjective

us /flæt/

flat adjective (LEVEL)

[ -er/-est only ] -tt- level and smooth; having little or no height and not raised or round:

A desk provides a flat surface to work on.
Campers look for flat ground to put up their tents.

[ -er/-est only ] -tt- A drink that is flat has stopped bubbling:

If you don’t put the top back on the soda bottle, it will go flat.

[ -er/-est only ] -tt- If a tire is flat, the air has gone out of it so that it does not give the support it should:

One of my tires is flat and I’ll have to change it.

flat adjective (COMPLETE)

[ not gradable ] complete and certain:

His request for time off from work was met with a flat refusal.

flat adjective (NOT CHANGING)

[ not gradable ] (esp. of an amount of money) not changing or varying:

We charge a flat rate of $25 per hour.
Sales are flat (= low and not changing) during this time of year.

flatadjective, adverb [ -er/-est only ]

us /flæt/ -tt-

flat adjective, adverb [ -er/-est only ] (MUSIC)

music lower in pitch than a particular or the correct note

flatnoun [ C ]

us /flæt/

flat noun [ C ] (APARTMENT)

esp. Br an apartment:

They have a house in the country and a flat in London.

flat noun [ C ] (SOMETHING LEVEL)

something flat, esp. a tire that has lost its air, so that it does not give the support that it should:

We pulled off to the side of the road to change a flat.

The flat of the hand is the inside, level part of the hand with the fingers straight:

He swatted the table with the flat of his hand.

flat noun [ C ] (MUSIC)

music a mark in written music showing that a note should be played a half step lower

flatadverb

us /flæt/

flat adverb (LEVEL)

[ -er/-est only ] -tt- in a level position, often against another surface:

He hurt his back and could only sleep lying flat on his back.

flat adverb (COMPLETELY)

[ not gradable ] completely, or to the greatest degree possible:

When he asked for a raise, the boss turned him down flat.
I’m flat broke (= I have no money).

flat adverb (EXACTLY)

[ only after n, not gradable ] exactly:

We managed to get to the station in five minutes flat.

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(Definition of “flat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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flatadjective

uk /flæt/ us flatter, flattest

COMMERCE, FINANCE if profits, sales, etc. are flat, they are not growing or increasing:

Demand for our machinery abroad is increasing, while growth is flat at home.

STOCK MARKET if the stock market is flat, the prices of shares are not rising or falling:

The market remained at 9,000 points after a flat day of trading yesterday.

fixed and without any additional costs:

He submitted a flat price for completing the work, including all labour and materials.

HR used to describe the structure of an organization in which there are not many different levels of employees between the top and the bottom:

Companies with a flat organizational structure can usually make decisions more quickly.
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flatnoun [ C ]

uk /flæt/ us

UK PROPERTY a set of rooms for living in which are part of a larger building and which are usually all on one floor:

a furnished/unfurnished flat
a block of flats
He works as a property developer, buying, renovating and selling on flats in the capital.
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flatadverb

uk /flæt/ us
fall flat

to be unsuccessful:

The deal fell flat when the two sides could not agree on the terms of the contract.
flat out informal

as hard or as fast as possible:

Towards the end of the project the whole department was working flat out to meet the deadlines.

(Definition of “flat” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)