Definition of plein
1. plain [ a ] clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses
Examples: "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields" "evident hostility" "manifest disapproval" "patent advantages" "made his meaning plain" "in plain view"
(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
But it is plain that a warning system , however efficient , is not enough .
(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)
By 7 : 50 the answer was plain .
(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)
The examples were plain .Synonyms evident apparent plain patent manifest Related Terms obvious
2. plain [ a ] free from pomp or affectation
Examples: "comfortable but modest cottages" "a simple rectangular brick building" "a simple man with simple tastes"
(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)
They would n't o ' stood no chance with you in a plain , straight-out shoot-down '' .
(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)
Devout , orthodox and plain like a family she might meet in Brooklyn or Malta or Ireland .Synonyms plain simple modest Related Terms unpretentious
3. plain [ a ] lacking embellishment or ornamentation
Examples: "a plain hair style" "unembellished white walls" "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"
(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
He then sold her minerals to cure her kidney ailment , a can of sage `` to make her look_like a girl again '' , and an application of plain mud to take her wrinkles away .Synonyms plain unornamented unembellished Related Terms unadorned
4. plain [ n ] extensive tract of level open land
Examples: "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain" "he longed for the fields of his youth"
(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)
On June 24 more than 400 families started the three month trip across the plains to the Mississippi .Synonyms field plain champaign Related Terms land flat steppe llano snowfield moor tundra nullarbor_plain flood_plain peneplain Olympia
5. plain [ a ] not elaborate or elaborated; simple
Examples: "plain food" "stuck to the plain facts" "a plain blue suit" "a plain rectangular brick building"
(Francis Pollini, Night....)
It is plain as hell Johnson is no Reactionary .Synonyms plain Related Terms fancy bare tailored austere homely literal featureless inelaborate chaste simple dry dry simple unpretentious unrhetorical simple unadorned
6. plain [ a ] not mixed with extraneous elements
Examples: "plain water" "sheer wine" "not an unmixed blessing"
(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
Greasy soils are hardly removed by washing in plain water ; and natural waters , in_addition , often contain impurities such_as calcium salts which can react with soils to make them more difficult to remove .Synonyms sheer plain unmixed unmingled Related Terms pure
7. plain [ a ] free from any effort to soften to disguise
Examples: "the plain and unvarnished truth" "the unvarnished candor of old people and children"
8. plain [ a ] lacking patterns especially in colorUsed in print:
(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
Painters left less and less of a vase in a plain dark color ; instead they divided the surface into many bands or covered it by all-over patterns into which freehand drawing began to creep .Synonyms plain unpatterned Related Terms patterned solid
9. plain [ a ] lacking in physical beauty or proportion
Examples: "a homely child" "several of the buildings were downright homely" "a plain girl with a freckled face"
10. plain [ a ] lacking stylistic embellishment
Examples: "a literal description" "wrote good but plain prose" "a plain unadorned account of the coronation" "a forthright unembellished style"
11. plain [ a ] comprehensible to the general public
Examples: "written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language"
12. plain [ v ] express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Examples: "My mother complains all day" "She has a lot to kick about"
13. plain [ r ] unmistakably
Examples: "the answer is obviously wrong" "she was in bed and evidently in great pain" "it is all patently nonsense" "she has apparently been living here for some time" "I thought he owned the property, but apparently not"
14. Plain [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 16401Synonyms Plain
15. plain [ n ] a basic knitting stitchSynonyms knit_stitch plain plain_stitch knit Related Terms knitting_stitch knit
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