(n.) One who, or that which, makes flat or flattens.
(n.) A flat-faced fulling hammer.
(n.) A drawplate with a narrow, rectangular orifice, for drawing flat strips, as watch springs, etc.
(v. i.) To use flattery or insincere praise.
(v. t.) To treat with praise or blandishments; to gratify or attempt to gratify the self-love or vanity of, esp. by artful and interested commendation or attentions; to blandish; to cajole; to wheedle.
(v. t.) To raise hopes in; to encourage or favorable, but sometimes unfounded or deceitful, representations.
(v. t.) To portray too favorably; to give a too favorable idea of; as, his portrait flatters him.
A major port of entry and the largest city in Washington; located in west central Washington on the protected waters of Puget Sound with the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Ranier visible to the south and east; an aerospace and computer center; site of the University of Washington
(n.) A fragment of anything shattered; -- used chiefly or soley in the phrase into shatters; as, to break a glass into shatters.
(v. i.) To be broken into fragments; to fall or crumble to pieces by any force applied.
(v. t.) To break at once into many pieces; to dash, burst, or part violently into fragments; to rend into splinters; as, an explosion shatters a rock or a bomb; too much steam shatters a boiler; an oak is shattered by lightning.
(v. t.) To disorder; to derange; to render unsound; as, to be shattered in intellect; his constitution was shattered; his hopes were shattered.