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Idioms about flat

Origin of flat

1
First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English, from Old Norse flatr; akin to Old English flet “the ground, a floor of a house,” Greek platýs “wide, broad”; see also flat2; plate

synonym study for flat

1. See level.

OTHER WORDS FROM flat

flatly, adverbflatness, nounun·flat·ted, adjective

Other definitions for flat (2 of 2)

flat2
[ flat ]
/ flæt /

noun Chiefly British.
an apartment or suite of rooms on one floor forming a residence.

Origin of flat

2
First recorded in 1795–1805; variant of obsolete flet, from Old English; see origin at flat1
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How to use flat in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for flat (1 of 2)

See also flats

Derived forms of flat

flatly, adverbflatness, noun

Word Origin for flat

C14: from Old Norse flatr; related to Old High German flaz flat, Greek platus flat, broad

British Dictionary definitions for flat (2 of 2)

flat2
/ (flæt) /

noun
a set of rooms comprising a residence entirely on one floor of a buildingUsual US and Canadian name: apartment
British and NZ a portion of a house used as separate living quarters
NZ a house shared with people who are not members of one's own family
verb flats, flatting or flatted (intr)
Australian and NZ to live in a flat (with someone)

Word Origin for flat

Old English flett floor, hall, house; related to flat 1
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Other Idioms and Phrases with flat

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