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Definition of Plain

Plain

  1. To lament; to bewail; to complain.
  2. To lament; to mourn over; as, to plain a loss.
  3. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even. See Plane.
  4. Open; clear; unencumbered; equal; fair.
  5. Not intricate or difficult; evident; manifest; obvious; clear; unmistakable.
  6. Void of extraneous beauty or ornament; without conspicious embellishment; not rich; simple.
  7. Not highly cultivated; unsophisticated; free from show or pretension; simple; natural; homely; common.
  8. Free from affectation or disguise; candid; sincere; artless; honest; frank.
  9. Not luxurious; not highly seasoned; simple; as, plain food.
  10. Without beauty; not handsome; homely; as, a plain woman.
  11. Not variegated, dyed, or figured; as, plain muslin.
  12. Not much varied by modulations; as, a plain tune.
  13. In a plain manner; plainly.
  14. 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.
  15. A field of battle.
  16. To plane or level; to make plain or even on the surface.
  17. To make plain or manifest; to explain.

Plain Quotations

Our DNA is as a consumer company - for that individual customer who's voting thumbs up or thumbs down. That's who we think about. And we think that our job is to take responsibility for the complete user experience. And if it's not up to par, it's our fault, plain and simply.
Steve Jobs

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
H. L. Mencken

A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
Henry David Thoreau

How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!
Samuel Adams
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Plain Translations

plain in Afrikaans is helder
plain in Danish is tydelig, slette, klar
plain in Dutch is vlakte
plain in French is unie, net, plaine
plain in Italian is pianura, piano, modesto
plain in Latin is rectus, campus, evidens, directus
plain in Norwegian is klar
plain in Spanish is llanura, llano, llana