flatter flatter  /f ˈlæ tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a level tract of land
  2. (n) a shallow box in which seedlings are started
  3. (n) a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
  4. (n) freight car without permanent sides or roof
  5. (n) a deflated pneumatic tire
  6. (n) scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
  7. (n) a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
  8. (adj) having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
  9. (adj) having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness
  10. (adj) not modified or restricted by reservations
  11. (adj) stretched out and lying at full length along the ground
  12. (adj) lacking contrast or shading between tones
  13. (adj) (of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone
  14. (adj) flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
  15. (adj) lacking taste or flavor or tang
  16. (adj) lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
  17. (adj) having lost effervescence
  18. (adj) sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
  19. (adj) horizontally level
  20. (adj) lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
  21. (adj) not reflecting light; not glossy
  22. (adj) commercially inactive
  23. (adv) with flat sails
  24. (adv) in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly
  25. (v) praise somewhat dishonestly

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Usage(s):

  1. flatter people behind their back First, you'll never be suspected of being a slimy little weasel.
  2. And in the same years that abstraction was getting thinner and flatter, Pop gave artists a way to reintroduce the recognizable imagery that Greenberg thought was hopelessly retro.
  3. The answer is, with softer, flatter bullets, beanbags and sponges that spread out the impact and hit like an open-handed slap from Andre the Giant.

News

  1. iOS 7 and the rebirth of iPhone

    WWDC didn’t give us a new iPhone, or a Retina iPad mini, but it gave us something far more important: a glimpse of the future of iOS. Opinions on iOS 7 are wildly divided, some iPhone users already converts to the lighter, flatter interface; others shocked by the changes; Android and Windows Phone fans quick Read The Full Story
    on June 12, 2013     Source: SlashGear

  2. There's A Tumblr Showing How Apple Designer Jony Ive Would Butcher Popular Logos And Icons

    Apple just overhauled its operating system for iPads and iPhones, iOS, with a whole new look. Not everyone loves it. Named after Apple's lead designer, it features popular logos and icons redesigned to be flatter and rainbow-infused – the way Ive redesigned iOS.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. Apple Launches a Sleek & Feature-Packed iOS 7

    Apple unveiled the flatter and cleaner UI to their mobile OS today, but iOS 7 will also include new features ranging from a Control Panel to a new voice for Siri, and much more.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Brighthand

Quotes

  1. "We should finish with 'dog whistle' language, such as 'British jobs for British workers', which flatter some of the most chauvinistic and backward-looking parts of British society," Mr Clarke said. "We should suspend the black arts of...
    on May 6, 2008 By: Charles Clarke Source: ic Wales

  2. "At Mirasol, the challenge was around the greens. Here, the challenge is off the tee," defending Honda champion Luke Donald said. "You have to drive it very well. The fairways are more narrow than Mirasol, but the greens are much flatter and...
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Luke Donald Source: SI.com

  3. "My personal opinion is no. That wicket remained incredibly flat throughout the game, if anything it was probably flatter on the final day than any other days," Strauss told reporters. "As cricketers you want to see a wicket that deteriorates...
    on Mar 2, 2009 By: Andrew Strauss Source: Reuters UK

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