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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

As an atheist, I am angry that we live in a society in which the plain truth cannot be spoken without offending 90% of the population.
Sam Harris

Sleep makes people calmer, more alert, less fearful - just plain happier, or so I see around me and in me. I am sure that if this great nation were to concentrate on getting more sleep, we would be a happier, more confident people, and that by itself would be a major achievement.
Ben Stein

In terms of fashion, I love adding a fun scarf to whatever I'm wearing - it's a great way to dress up a plain outfit!
Bridgit Mendler

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

It is often my nature to be abstract, hidden in plain sight, or nowhere at all.
Gerard Way
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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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