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Plain

v. i.1.To lament; to bewail; to complain.
v. t.1.To lament; to mourn over; as, to plain a loss.
a.1.Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even. See Plane.
The crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain.
- Isa. xl. 4.
2.Open; clear; unencumbered; equal; fair.
Our troops beat an army in plain fight.
- Felton.
3.Not intricate or difficult; evident; manifest; obvious; clear; unmistakable.
4.Void of extraneous beauty or ornament; without conspicious embellishment; not rich; simple.
Plain battle
open battle; pitched battle.
Plain chant
(Mus.) Same as Plain song, below.
- Chaucer.
Plain chart
(Naut.) a chart laid down on Mercator's projection.
Plain dealer
a - One who practices plain dealing
b - A simpleton
Plain dealing
See under Dealing.
- Shak.
Plain molding
(Join.) molding of which the surfaces are plain figures.
Plain sewing
sewing of seams by simple and common stitches, in distinct from fancy work, embroidery, etc.; - distinguished also from designing and fitting garments.
Plain song
a - The Gregorian chant, or canto fermo; the prescribed melody of the Roman Catholic service, sung in unison, in tones of equal length, and rarely extending beyond the compass of an octave
b - A simple melody.
Plain speaking
plainness or bluntness of speech.
adv.1.In a plain manner; plainly.
n.1.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.
2.A field of battle.
Lead forth my soldiers to the plain.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To plane or level; to make plain or even on the surface.
[imp. & p. p. Plained ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Plaining.]
We would rake Europe rather, plain the East.
- Wither.
2.To make plain or manifest; to explain.
What's dumb in show, I'll plain in speech.
- Shak.
Noun1.Plainplain - extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"
Synonyms: champaign, field
2.plain - a basic knitting stitch
Verb1.plain - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
Adj.1.plain - clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses; "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"
2.plain - not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"
Antonyms:
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
3.plain - lacking patterns especially in color
Synonyms: unpatterned
Antonyms:
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
4.plain - not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"
Synonyms: unmingled, unmixed, sheer
5.plain - free from any effort to soften to disguise; "the plain and unvarnished truth"; "the unvarnished candor of old people and children"
Synonyms: unvarnished
6.plain - lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"
7.plain - lacking stylistic embellishment; "a literal description"; "wrote good but plain prose"; "a plain unadorned account of the coronation"; "a forthright unembellished style"
8.plain - comprehensible to the general public; "written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language"
Synonyms: popular
9.plain - lacking in physical beauty or proportion; "a homely child"; "several of the buildings were downright homely"; "a plain girl with a freckled face"
Synonyms: homely
Adv.1.plain - unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly'); "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"
PLAIN - Programming LAnguage for INteraction. Pascal-like, with extensions for database, string handling, exceptions and pattern matching. "Revised Report on the Programming Language PLAIN", A. Wasserman, SIGPLAN Notices 6(5):59-80 (May 1981).
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