Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The practice of living, with others, in a flat.
  • n. A type of paint that dries with a flat (matt) finish; a coating of such paint.
  • n. The process of applying a coating of flatting paint.
  • n. A flat part of something, a flattening.
  • n. The process of becoming flat.
  • n. The process of causing something to become flat; the process of flattening something.
  • n. An instance of a musical note being flatter than intended.
  • n. A method of preserving gilding unburnished, by touching with size.
  • n. The process of forming metal into sheets by passing it between rollers.
  • v. Present participle of flat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The process or operation of making flat, as a cylinder of glass by opening it out.
  • n. A mode of painting,in which the paint, being mixed with turpentine, leaves the work without gloss.
  • n. A method of preserving gilding unburnished, by touching with size.
  • n. The process of forming metal into sheets by passing it between rolls.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A method of preserving unburnished gilding, by touching it with size; also, the coating of size laid over the gilding.
  • n. A mode of house-painting in which the paint, from mixture with turpentine, leaves the work flat or without gloss.
  • n. The rolling out of metal into sheets by the pressure of rolls or cylinders.
  • n. In leather manufacturing, a method of dressing shaved hides.
  • n. In sheet-glass manuf., the operation of flattening.
  • n. In music, the act of depressing a tone below a true or given pitch.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.