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Definitions of plain

  1. To lament; to mourn over; as, to plain a loss. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To lament; to bewail; to complain. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. To plane or level; to make plain or even on the surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To make plain or manifest; to explain. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even. See Plane. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Open; clear; unencumbered; equal; fair. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Not intricate or difficult; evident; manifest; obvious; clear; unmistakable. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Void of extraneous beauty or ornament; without conspicious embellishment; not rich; simple. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Not highly cultivated; unsophisticated; free from show or pretension; simple; natural; homely; common. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Free from affectation or disguise; candid; sincere; artless; honest; frank. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Not luxurious; not highly seasoned; simple; as, plain food. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Without beauty; not handsome; homely; as, a plain woman. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Not variegated, dyed, or figured; as, plain muslin. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Not much varied by modulations; as, a plain tune. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. a basic knitting stitch Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. Level land; any flat expanse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Plainness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Plain level land: any flat expanse: an open field. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Level land. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Level land or open field. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. Level land; a flat expanse-extensive plains in Asia are called steppes, in Africa, deserts, in S. Amer., pampas and llanos, in N. Amer., prairies and savannahs. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. unmistakably; "the answer is obviously wrong"; "she was in bed and evidently in great pain"; "he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list"; "it is all patently nonsense"; "she has apparently been living here for some time"; "I thought he owned the property, but apparently not"; "You are plainly wrong"; (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly' as in"he is plain stubborn") Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. In a plain manner; plainly. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Clearly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Plainly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Honestly: distinctly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Not obscurely; artlessly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. Not obscurely; distinctly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. lacking in physical beauty or proportion; "a homely child"; "several of the buildings were downright homely"; "a plain girl with a freckled face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. lacking stylistic embellishment; "a literal description"; "wrote good but plain prose"; "a plain unadorned account of the coronation"; "a forthright unembellished style" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. free from any effort to soften to disguise; "the plain and unvarnished truth"; "the unvarnished candor of old people and children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. comprehensible to the general public; "written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. A field of battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Level; flat; even; smooth; clear; evident; as, in plain sight; easily understood; as, plain talk; unlearned; unpolished; simple in manners; as, a plain man; not luxurious; as, plain living; without ornament; as, plain furniture; without beauty; homely; as, a plain face. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  39. Even: flat: level: smooth: simple: homely: artless: sincere: evident: mere: not colored or figured. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. Level; simple; homely; clear; mere; not figured or gay. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. Flat; smooth; easy; readily understood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. Lowly; unlearned; unadorned; unpretending; simple. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. Lacking personal beauty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. Smooth; level: open; void of ornament; artless; simple; unaffected; undisguised; sincere; clear; easily seen or discovered; not difficult; not rich. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. Without ornament or embellishment; homely; artless; frank; sincere; candid; easily understood; not difficult; clear; not luxurious, as in food; smooth, level, or flat. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for plain

  1. I made the point as plain as I have made it now? – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  2. Now let me be sure I make myself plain – Loaded Dice by Ellery H. Clark
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