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Definitions of plain:
  • noun:   extensive tract of level open land
    Example: "They emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"
  • noun:   a basic knitting stitch
  • verb:   express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
    Example: "My mother complains all day"
  • adjective:   lacking patterns especially in color
  • adjective:   not elaborate or elaborated; simple
    Example: "Plain food"
  • adjective:   not mixed with extraneous elements
    Example: "Plain water"
  • adjective:   lacking embellishment or ornamentation
    Example: "A plain hair style"
  • adjective:   free from any effort to soften to disguise
    Example: "The plain and unvarnished truth"
  • adjective:   comprehensible to the general public
    Example: "Written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language"
  • adjective:   lacking stylistic embellishment
    Example: "Wrote good but plain prose"
  • adjective:   lacking in physical beauty or proportion
    Example: "A plain girl with a freckled face"
  • adjective:   clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses
    Example: "Made his meaning plain"
  • adverb:   unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
    Example: "You are plainly wrong"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #16401)

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See plain used in context: 100 poetry verses, 74 Shakespeare works, 1 quotation, 4 Mother Goose rhymes, 55 Bible passages, 69 definitions

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