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Plain meaning

plain - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. not elaborate or elaborated; simple; " plain food"; " stuck to the plain facts"; " a plain blue suit"; " a plain rectangular brick building"
  2. 2. To lament; to bewail; to complain.
  3. 3. To lament; to mourn over; as, to plain a loss.
  4. 4. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even. See Plane.
  5. 5. Open; clear; unencumbered; equal; fair.
  6. 6. Not intricate or difficult; evident; manifest; obvious; clear; unmistakable.
  7. 7. Void of extraneous beauty or ornament; without conspicious embellishment; not rich; simple.
  8. 8. Not highly cultivated; unsophisticated; free from show or pretension; simple; natural; homely; common.
  9. 9. Free from affectation or disguise; candid; sincere; artless; honest; frank.
  10. 10. Not luxurious; not highly seasoned; simple; as, plain food.
  11. 11. Without beauty; not handsome; homely; as, a plain woman.
  12. 12. Not variegated, dyed, or figured; as, plain muslin.
  13. 13. Not much varied by modulations; as, a plain tune.
  14. 14. In a plain manner; plainly.
  15. 15. Level land; usually, an open field or a broad stretch of land with an even surface, or a surface little varied by inequalities; as, the plain of Jordan; the American plains, or prairies.
  16. 16. A field of battle.
  17. 17. To plane or level; to make plain or even on the surface.
  18. 18. To make plain or manifest; to explain.
  19. 19. Level land.
  20. 20. Level; simple; homely; clear; mere; not figured or gay.

plain - examples of usage

  1. It's the plain truth. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. The reason is plain. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  3. I see it plain. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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