Definitions for plain

Definitions for (noun) plain

Main entry: knit, knit stitch, plain, plain stitch

Definition: a basic knitting stitch

Main entry: plain, champaign, field

Definition: extensive tract of level open land

Usage: they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain; he longed for the fields of his youth

Definitions for (verb) plain

Main entry: sound off, kvetch, kick, quetch, plain, complain

Definition: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

Usage: My mother complains all day; She has a lot to kick about

Definitions for (adj) plain

Main entry: unembellished, unornamented, plain, bare, spare

Definition: lacking embellishment or ornamentation

Usage: a plain hair style; unembellished white walls; functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete

Main entry: homely, plain

Definition: lacking in physical beauty or proportion

Usage: a homely child; several of the buildings were downright homely; a plain girl with a freckled face

Main entry: unvarnished, plain

Definition: free from any effort to soften to disguise

Usage: the plain and unvarnished truth; the unvarnished candor of old people and children

Main entry: patent, unmistakable, apparent, plain, manifest, evident

Definition: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

Usage: the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields; evident hostility; manifest disapproval; patent advantages; made his meaning plain; it is plain that he is no reactionary; in plain view

Main entry: unpatterned, plain

Definition: lacking patterns especially in color

Main entry: plain

Definition: not elaborate or elaborated; simple

Usage: plain food; stuck to the plain facts; a plain blue suit; a plain rectangular brick building

Main entry: plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixed

Definition: not mixed with extraneous elements

Usage: plain water; sheer wine; not an unmixed blessing

Definitions for (adv) plain

Main entry: evidently, apparently, manifestly, obviously, patently, plain, plainly

Definition: unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')

Usage: the answer is obviously wrong; she was in bed and evidently in great pain; he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list; it is all patently nonsense; she has apparently been living here for some time; I thought he owned the property, but apparently not; You are plainly wrong; he is plain stubborn

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