plain plain  /ˈpleɪn/


  1. (n) extensive tract of level open land
  2. (n) a basic knitting stitch
  3. (v) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
  4. (adj) clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
  5. (adj) not elaborate or elaborated; simple
  6. (adj) lacking patterns especially in color
  7. (adj) not mixed with extraneous elements
  8. (adj) free from any effort to soften to disguise
  9. (adj) lacking embellishment or ornamentation
  10. (adj) lacking in physical beauty or proportion
  11. (adv) unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')



  1. We took care of them all just using plain films.
  2. For some people, dating is a hassle and getting married just plain scary.
  3. Occasionally across the fertile plain came the echoing thump of detonating mines.


  1. Plain City residents still troubled by police problem By MAC CORDELL

    Once again, Plain City council chambers were full Monday for the board’s regularly scheduled meeting. Many of those in the audience wanted to talk about a potential police levy.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Marysville Journal-Tribune

  2. Plain City boy drowns in pool

    An 8-year-old Plain City boy discovered unresponsive in a backyard pool at a Brown Township residence died June 9 at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: This Week Hilliard

  3. Plain Township Trustees: June 11

    Plain Township Trustees Tuesday meeting
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Canton Repository

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  1. "We're very encouraged that Craigslist is doing the right thing in eliminating its online red light district with prostitution and pornography in plain sight. We'll be watching and investigating critically to make sure this measure is more than just...
    on May 13, 2009 By: Richard Blumenthal Source: FOXNews

  2. "My message was very plain, very easy to understand, and that is, the United States wants you to have the elections as scheduled and take your uniform off," Bush said during a news conference with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Virginia.
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Town Hall

  3. "I want to make this fact plain: I reject and denounce pay-to-play politics and have no involvement whatsoever in any wrongdoing. I did not initiate or authorize anyone at any time to promise anything to Gov. Blagojevich," Jackson, an Illinois...
    on Dec 10, 2008 By: Jesse Jackson Jr Source: CNN International

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