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Definition of the noun flatter

What does flatter mean as a name of something?


  1. A type of set tool used by blacksmiths.
  2. Someone who flattens, purposely or accidently. Also flattener.

Definition of the verb flatter

What does flatter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: flattered | flattering | flatters

  1. praise somewhat dishonestly

Alternative definition of the verb flatter


  1. To compliment someone, often insincerely and sometimes to win favour
  2. To enhance someone's vanity by praising them
  3. To portray something to advantage.
  4. To convey notions of the facts that are believed to be favorable to the hearer without certainty of the truthfulness of the notions conveyed.


Flatter: A flatter is a coloring specialist within the comic book industry that prepares the inked or sketched comic book page for the colorist with digital art software such as Adobe Photoshop. The specialist does so by selecting the objects on the page and filling them in with a solid color called a "flat", so that the "flats" can be used by the colorist by way of the "magic wand" tool. In this way, the colorist may select each object during the rendering process-to the exclusion of the other objects on the page-so that the object's base color may be changed, or to render the colors.

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Google previewUnderstanding Global Trade (2011)

by Elhanan Helpman

flatter is the profit curve for subsidiary sales, and the higher wages are in the parent country the flatter is the profit curve for exporting. We shall discuss such cost differences in the next section, and assume for the time being that the difference ...

Google previewThe structure and properties of the more common materials of construction (1915)

by George Burr Upton

The more ductile the material, the flatter is the end of the nominal stress- deformation curve. Hence the more ductile the material the more nearly does the real shear breaking strength of the material. qSB, approach to f of the value of the ...

Google previewManagerial Economics

by Vanita Agarwal

The flatter is the LM curve, the lower is the increase in interest rates and thus the higher is the increase in income. (ii) The flatter is the IS curve, the lower is the increase in the interest rate and ...

Google previewThe Quarterly Review (London) (1810)

To flatter is a compound of word and to lick; friendship, of two equal pearls, because perhaps they are supposed to be rarely met with. To boast, is to speak and mountain; to remember, is to speak and one's self; to mutter, is to speak and the ...

Google previewInternational Economics, Binder Ready Version (2016)

by Dominick Salvatore

The more responsive international short‐term capital flows are to changes in interest rates, the flatter is the BP curve. The BP curve is drawn on the assumption of a constant exchange rate. A devaluation or depreciation of the nation's ...

Google previewInsall & Scott Surgery of the Knee (2011)

by W. Norman Scott

This measurement reveals the shape of the groove; the greater the sulcus angle, the flatter is the trochlea. The average sulcus angle on the merchant view measures 138 degrees (standard deviation ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1862)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

To Flatter. The wagging of a dog's tail is a natural image of the act of flattering or fawning on one. Thus we have Dan. logre, to wag the tail ; logre for een, to fawn on one ; G. wedeln, to wag the tail, and E. wheedle, to gain one's end by flattery.

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

FLATTER—FLAVEL. powder and so much resembling those of some moths that they have been called Moth Cicadas. They furnish a secretion called Chinese wax, which when removed is renewed. Flata is the typical genus of the family.

Google previewThe Dictionary of English Inflected Words, with the Syllabication of All the Words According to a System Founded on Well-defined Principles (1877)

And the System of Syllabication as Applied to Poetry and the Scansion of Verse. Forming Part II of The Handy English Word Book by James Stormonth

flatter, ...

Google previewA Complete and Universal English Dictionary (1799)

Including ... I. An Explanation of Difficult Words and Technical Terms ... II. A Pronouncing Dictionary ... : to the Whole is Added a Chronological Series of Remarkable Events ... by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.)

FLATTER, a the comparative degree of To FLAY, v. a. s.v.aen, Belg.] to strip of to, so lost, formed after the manner of the Saxons, the skin; to take off the pellicle, membrane, or ** sish adding or to the positive. skin which covers any thing. trio ...

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Flatter Meaning

Video shows what flatter means. A type of set tool used by blacksmiths.. A flat-faced fulling hammer.. A drawplate with a narrow, rectangular orifice, for drawing ...

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I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you. Don't flatter me. (Charlotte Bronte)
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Scrabble value of F4L1A1T1T1E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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