Meaning of PLAIN in English


adj a field of battle.

2. plain ·adv in a plain manner; plainly.

3. plain ·superl open; clear; unencumbered; equal; fair.

4. plain ·superl not much varied by modulations; as, a plain tune.

5. plain ·v to plane or level; to make plain or even on the surface.

6. plain ·superl not variegated, dyed, or figured; as, plain muslin.

7. plain ·v to make plain or manifest; to explain.

8. plain ·superl without beauty; not handsome; homely; as, a plain woman.

9. plain ·superl not luxurious; not highly seasoned; simple; as, plain food.

10. plain ·vt to lament; to mourn over; as, to plain a loss.

11. plain ·superl free from affectation or disguise; candid; sincere; artless; honest; frank.

12. plain ·superl not intricate or difficult; evident; manifest; obvious; clear; unmistakable.

13. plain ·superl void of extraneous beauty or ornament; without conspicious embellishment; not rich; simple.

14. plain ·superl without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even. ·see plane.

15. plain ·vi to lament; to bewail; to complain.

xvi. plain ·superl not highly cultivated; unsophisticated; free from show or pretension; simple; natural; homely; common.

xvii. plain ·adj 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.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.