plain definition

  • adjective:
    • free of obstructions; available; obvious: in ordinary view.
    • Obvious toward brain; obvious: make one's purpose plain. See Synonyms at evident.
    • Not elaborate or difficult; quick: basic meals.
    • Straightforward; frank or candid: simple talk.
    • maybe not combined with other substances; pure: basic water.
    • typical in position or station; normal; ordinary: a plain guy.
    • perhaps not pretentious; unaffected.
    • Marked by minimal ornamentation or decoration.
    • Not colored, twilled, or patterned: an ordinary material.
    • Lacking beauty or distinction: an ordinary face.
    • Sheer; utter; unqualified: simple stupidity.
    • Archaic Having no visible elevation or depression; level; level.
    • Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even. See jet.
    • Open; obvious; unencumbered; equal; reasonable.
    • perhaps not complex or difficult; evident; manifest; obvious; clear; unmistakable.
    • Void of extraneous beauty or ornament; without conspicious decoration; not wealthy; simple.
    • maybe not highly developed; unsophisticated; free from program or pretension; easy; all-natural; homely; common.
    • Free from affectation or disguise; candid; sincere; artless; truthful; frank.
    • Not luxurious; not extremely experienced; easy.
    • Without beauty; maybe not handsome; homely.
    • maybe not variegated, colored, or figured.
    • very little diverse by modulations.
    • not combined with extraneous elements
    • perhaps not sophisticated or elaborated; simple
    • lacking decoration or ornamentation
    • free from any energy to soften to disguise
    • demonstrably revealed to your brain and/or sensory faculties or wisdom
    • with a lack of real beauty or percentage
    • lacking patterns especially in color
  • noun:
    • a comprehensive, level, generally treeless section of land.
    • A broad degree expanse, as part of the sea floor or a lunar mare.
    • Something free from ornamentation or extraneous matter.
    • An expanse of land with fairly reasonable relief.
    • A plane.
    • standard land; often, an open industry or a broad stretch of land with a level surface, or a surface little different by inequalities
    • A field of battle.
    • An extent of level, or nearly level, land; a spot perhaps not significantly diversified with mountains, hills, or valleys.
    • A field; specifically, a field of fight.
    • An open area surrounded by homes: as, St. Mary's Plain; the Theater simple, in Norwich.
    • extensive area of degree available land
    • a fundamental knitting stitch
  • adverb:
    • Informal obviously; just: plain persistent.
    • Simply
    • In an ordinary way; plainly.
    • unmistakably (`plain' is frequently utilized informally for `plainly')
  • verb:
    • To lament, bewail.
    • To plane or amount; which will make simple and even on top.
    • to produce plain or manifest; to explain.
    • present grievances, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To lament; to bewail; to grumble.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To lament; to mourn over.
    • To jet or amount; to produce simple and on occasion even on the surface.
    • In order to make basic or manifest; to explain.
  • others:
    • Flat; level: smooth; even; free from elevations and depressions: because, a plain surface or nation.
    • Open; unobstructed by intervening barriers or defenses.
    • Easy; free of complexities or problems: as, plain exercises in shorthand.
    • Undisguised; frank; sincere; unreserved.
    • Clear; obvious; manifest; easily understood or comprehended: as, to create an individual's definition simple; it had been ordinary he had been offended.
    • Unqualified: undisguised; unmistakable; absolute; downright; absolute.
    • Without a figured structure; unornamented with attractive habits or designs; in addition, whenever placed on textiles, untwilled or uncolored: as. simple black cloth; simple muslin.
    • Void of ornament or brilliant color; without embellishment; quick; unadorned.
    • Without beauty; homely: as, she actually is ordinary, but clever.
    • Artless; simple; unlearned; without artifice or affectation; unsophisticated.
    • perhaps not extremely experienced; not rich; not luxuriously dressed: as, a plain diet.
    • Incomplex; easy.
    • In card-playing, maybe not trumps; set: since, an ordinary card; an ordinary fit.
    • Whole-colored; not variegated: as, ordinary white eggs.
    • soft; unstriate, as muscular fibre.
    • Embroidery in identical shade once the ground.
    • Clear, Evident, an such like. (see manifest), distinct, patent, unmistakable, unequivocal, unambiguous, specific, intelligible.
    • Unvarnished, unem-bellished.
    • In a plain way; plainly; plainly; openly; frankly; bluntly.
    • which will make basic, degree, and even; smooth; clear.
    • In order to make basic or obvious; explain.
    • To lament; wail; mourn.
    • To whinny: said of a horse.
    • To lament; bewail; bemoan; mourn over.
    • In old music, said of certain graces or touches, such as the beat, backfall, etc., when without expansion by a shake: in opposition to shaked. Also called smooth.

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