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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

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

Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.
Andre Agassi

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

Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Muhammad Ali

There will be days when you feel defeated, exhausted, and plain old beat-up by life's whiplash. People you love will disappoint you - and you will disappoint them. You'll probably struggle with some kind of mortal appetite. Some days it will feel as though the veil between Heaven and Earth is made of reinforced concrete.
Sheri L. Dew
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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
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