Wide vs. Flat

Wide vs. Flat — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Wide and Flat

Wideadjective

Having a specified extent from side to side

a ribbon two inches wide.

Flatadjective

Having a smooth, even surface

a flat field.

Wideadjective

Extending over a great distance from side to side; broad

a wide road.a wide necktie.

Flatadjective

Having a relatively broad level surface in relation to thickness or depth

a flat box.

Wideadjective

Having great extent or range; including much or many

a wide selection.granting wide powers.wide variations.

Flatadjective

Being in horizontal position; lying down

flat on his back.
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Wideadjective

Fully open or extended

look with wide eyes.

Flatadjective

Being without slope or curvature

a flat line on a chart.

Wideadjective

To the side of or at a distance from a given boundary, limit, or goal

a shot that was wide of the target.

Flatadjective

Having a low heel or no heel

flat shoes.

Wideadjective

(Baseball) Outside.

Flatadjective

Free of qualification; absolute

a flat refusal.
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Wideadjective

(Sports) Being toward or near one of the side boundaries of a playing area, such as a sideline on a football field.

Flatadjective

Fixed; unvarying

a flat rate.

Wideadjective

Deviating or straying from something expected or specified

a remark that was wide of the truth.

Flatadjective

Lacking interest or excitement; dull

a flat scenario.

Wideadjective

(Linguistics) Lax.

Flatadjective

Lacking in flavor

a flat stew that needs salt.

Wideadverb

Over a great distance; extensively

traveled far and wide.

Flatadjective

Having lost effervescence or sparkle

flat beer.

Wideadverb

To the full extent; completely.

Flatadjective

Deflated. Used of a tire.

Wideadverb

To the side of or at a distance from a given boundary, limit, or goal.

Flatadjective

Electrically discharged. Used of a storage battery.

Wideadverb

(Sports) Toward or near one of the sides of a playing area

ran wide to catch a pass.

Flatadjective

Of or relating to a horizontal line that displays no ups or downs and signifies the absence of physiological activity

A flat electroencephalogram indicates a loss of brain function.

Widenoun

A ball bowled outside of the batsman's reach, counting as a run for the batting team in cricket.

Flatadjective

Of or relating to a hierarchy with relatively few tiers or levels

a flat organization chart.

Wideadjective

Having a large physical extent from side to side.

We walked down a wide corridor.

Flatadjective

Commercially inactive; sluggish

flat sales for the month.

Wideadjective

Large in scope.

The inquiry had a wide remit.

Flatadjective

Unmodulated; monotonous

a flat voice.

Wideadjective

(sports) Operating at the side of the playing area.

That team needs a decent wide player.

Flatadjective

Lacking variety in tint or shading; uniform

"The sky was bright but flat, the color of oyster shells" (Anne Tyler).

Wideadjective

On one side or the other of the mark; too far sideways from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc.

Flatadjective

Not glossy; matte

flat paint.

Wideadjective

Made, as a vowel, with a less tense, and more open and relaxed, condition of the organs in the mouth.

Flatadjective

Being below the correct pitch.

Wideadjective

Vast, great in extent, extensive.

The wide, lifeless expanse.

Flatadjective

Being one half step lower than the corresponding natural key

the key of B flat.

Wideadjective

Remote; distant; far.

The hut was not wide from the sea.The cabin is not wide from the lake.

Flatadjective

Designating the vowel a as pronounced in bad or cat.

Wideadjective

(obsolete) Far from truth, propriety, necessity, etc.

Flatadjective

(Nautical) Taut. Used of a sail.

Wideadjective

(computing) Of or supporting a greater range of text characters than can fit into the traditional 8-bit representation.

a wide character; a wide stream

Flatadjective

(Informal) Having small breasts.

Wideadverb

extensively

He travelled far and wide.

Flatadverb

Level with the ground; horizontally.

Wideadverb

completely

He was wide awake.

Flatadverb

On or up against a flat surface; at full length.

Wideadverb

away from a given goal

The arrow fell wide of the mark.

Flatadverb

So as to be flat.

Wideadverb

So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.

Flatadverb

Directly; completely

went flat against the rules.flat broke.

Widenoun

(cricket) A ball that passes so far from the batsman that the umpire deems it unplayable; the arm signal used by an umpire to signal a wide; the extra run added to the batting side's score

Flatadverb

Exactly; precisely

arrived in six minutes flat.

Wideadjective

having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other;

wide roadsa wide necktiewide marginsthree feet widea river two miles broadbroad shouldersa broad river

Flatadverb

(Music) Below the intended pitch.

Wideadjective

broad in scope or content;

across-the-board pay increasesan all-embracing definitionblanket sanctions against human-rights violatorsan invention with broad applicationsa panoptic study of Soviet nationalitygranted him wide powers

Flatadverb

(Business) Without interest charge.

Wideadjective

(used of eyes) fully open or extended;

listened in round-eyed wonderstared with wide eyes

Flatnoun

A flat surface or part.

Wideadjective

very large in expanse or scope;

a broad lawnthe wide plainsa spacious viewspacious skies

Flatnoun

often flats A stretch of level ground

salt flats.

Wideadjective

great in degree;

won by a wide margin

Flatnoun

A shallow frame or box for seeds or seedlings.

Wideadjective

great in range or scope;

an extended vocabularysurgeons with extended experienceextensive examples of picture writingsuffered extensive damagea wide selection

Flatnoun

A movable section of stage scenery, usually consisting of a wooden frame and a decorated panel of wood or cloth.

Wideadjective

having ample fabric;

the current taste for wide trousersa full skirt

Flatnoun

A flatcar.

Wideadjective

not on target;

the kick was widethe arrow was wide of the marka claim that was wide of the truth

Flatnoun

A deflated tire.

Wideadverb

with or by a broad space;

stand with legs wide apartran wide around left end

Flatnoun

A shoe with a flat heel.

Wideadverb

to the fullest extent possible;

open your eyes widewith the throttle wide open

Flatnoun

A large flat piece of mail.

Wideadverb

far from the intended target;

the arrow went wide of the marka bullet went astray and killed a bystander

Flatnoun

A horse that competes in a flat race. Also called runner.

Wideadverb

to or over a great extent or range; far;

wandered wide through many landshe traveled widely

Flatnoun

A sign (♭) used to indicate that a note is to be lowered by a semitone.

Flatnoun

A note that is lowered a semitone.

Flatnoun

(Football) The area of the field to either side of an offensive formation.

Flatnoun

An apartment on one floor of a building.

Flatnoun

(Archaic) A story in a house.

Flatverb

To make flat; flatten.

Flatverb

(Music) To lower (a note) a semitone.

Flatverb

To sing or play below the proper pitch.

Flatadjective

Having no variations in height.

The land around here is flat.

Flatadjective

Without variations in pitch.

Flatadjective

(slang) Describing certain features, usually the breasts and/or buttocks, that are extremely small or not visible at all.

That girl is completely flat on both sides.

Flatadjective

Lowered by one semitone.

Flatadjective

(music) Of a note or voice, lower in pitch than it should be.

Flatadjective

(of a tire or other inflated object) Deflated, especially because of a puncture.

Flatadjective

Uninteresting.

The party was a bit flat.

Flatadjective

Of a carbonated drink, with all or most of its carbon dioxide having come out of solution so that the drink no longer fizzes or contains any bubbles.

Flatadjective

(wine) Lacking acidity without being sweet.

Flatadjective

(of a battery) Unable to emit power; dead.

Flatadjective

Without spin; spinless.

Flatadjective

(figurative) Lacking liveliness or action; depressed; dull and boring.

The market is flat.The dialogue in your screenplay is flat -- you need to make it more exciting.

Flatadjective

Absolute; downright; peremptory.

His claim was in flat contradiction to experimental results.I'm not going to the party and that's flat.

Flatadjective

sonant; vocal, as distinguished from a sharp (non-sonant) consonant

Flatadjective

(grammar) Not having an inflectional ending or sign, such as a noun used as an adjective, or an adjective as an adverb, without the addition of a formative suffix; or an infinitive without the sign "to".

Many flat adverbs, as in 'run fast', 'buy cheap', etc. are from Old English.

Flatadjective

Having a head at a very obtuse angle to the shaft.

Flatadjective

Flattening at the ends.

Flatadjective

Lacking in depth, substance, or believability; underdeveloped; one-dimensional.

The author created the site to flesh out the books' flatter characters, who were actually quite well developed in her own mind.

Flatadverb

So as to be flat.

Spread the tablecloth flat over the table.

Flatadverb

Bluntly.

I asked him if he wanted to marry me and he turned me down flat.

Flatadverb

Not exceeding.

He can run a mile in four minutes flat.

Flatadverb

Completely.

I am flat broke this month.

Flatadverb

Directly; flatly.

Flatadverb

Without allowance for accrued interest.

Flatnoun

An area of level ground.

Flatnoun

(music) A note played a semitone lower than a natural, denoted by the symbol ♭ sign placed after the letter representing the note (e.g., B♭) or in front of the note symbol (e.g. ♭♪).

Flatnoun

A flat tyre/tire.

Flatnoun

(in the plural) A type of ladies' shoes with very low heels.

She liked to walk in her flats more than in her high heels.

Flatnoun

(in the plural) A type of flat-soled running shoe without spikes.

Flatnoun

(painting) A thin, broad brush used in oil and watercolor/watercolour painting.

Flatnoun

The flat part of something:

Flatnoun

(swordfighting) The flat side of a blade, as opposed to the sharp edge.

Flatnoun

The palm of the hand, with the adjacent part of the fingers.

Flatnoun

A wide, shallow container.

a flat of strawberries

Flatnoun

(mail) A large mail piece measuring at least 8 1/2 by 11 inches, such as catalogs, magazines, and unfolded paper enclosed in large envelopes.

Flatnoun

(geometry) A subset of n-dimensional space that is congruent to a Euclidean space of lower dimension.

Flatnoun

A flat-bottomed boat, without keel, and of small draught.

Flatnoun

A straw hat, broad-brimmed and low-crowned.

Flatnoun

A railroad car without a roof, and whose body is a platform without sides; a platform car or flatcar.

Flatnoun

A platform on a wheel, upon which emblematic designs etc. are carried in processions.

Flatnoun

(mining) A horizontal vein or ore deposit auxiliary to a main vein; also, any horizontal portion of a vein not elsewhere horizontal.

Flatnoun

(obsolete) A dull fellow; a simpleton.

Flatnoun

(technical, theatre) A rectangular wooden structure covered with masonite, lauan, or muslin that depicts a building or other part of a scene, also called backcloth and backdrop.

Flatnoun

An apartment, usually on one level and usually consisting of more than one room.

Flatverb

(poker slang) To make a flat call; to call without raising.

Flatverb

(intransitive) To become flat or flattened; to sink or fall to an even surface.

Flatverb

To fall from the pitch.

Flatverb

To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone.

Flatverb

To make flat; to flatten; to level.

Flatverb

To render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress.

Flatnoun

a level tract of land

Flatnoun

a shallow box in which seedlings are started

Flatnoun

a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named

Flatnoun

freight car without permanent sides or roof

Flatnoun

a deflated pneumatic tire

Flatnoun

scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting

Flatnoun

a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house

Flatadjective

having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another;

a flat deskacres of level farmlanda plane surface

Flatadjective

having no depth or thickness

Flatadjective

not modified or restricted by reservations;

a categorical deniala flat refusal

Flatadjective

stretched out and lying at full length along the ground;

found himself lying flat on the floor

Flatadjective

lacking contrast or shading between tones

Flatadjective

lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone;

B flatC sharp

Flatadjective

flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)

Flatadjective

lacking taste or flavor or tang;

a bland dietinsipid hospital foodflavorless supermarket tomatoesvapid beervapid tea

Flatadjective

lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting;

a bland little dramaa flat joke

Flatadjective

having lost effervescence;

flat beera flat cola

Flatadjective

not increasing as the amount taxed increases

Flatadjective

not made with leavening;

most flat breads are made from unleavened dough

Flatadjective

parallel to the ground;

a flat roof

Flatadjective

without pleats

Flatadjective

lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth;

a film with two-dimensional charactersa flat two-dimensional painting

Flatadjective

(of a tire) completely or partially deflated

Flatadjective

not reflecting light; not glossy;

flat wall painta photograph with a matte finish

Flatadjective

lacking variety in shading;

a flat unshaded painting

Flatadverb

at full length;

he fell flat on his face

Flatadverb

with flat sails;

sail flat against the wind

Flatadverb

below the proper pitch;

she sang flat last night

Flatadverb

against a flat surface;

he lay flat on his back

Flatadverb

in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly;

he didn't answer directlytold me straight outcame out flat for less work and more pay

Flatadverb

wholly or completely;

He is flat broke