Plain

  • 1 plain — plain …

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  • 2 plain — plain, aine 1. (plin, plè n ) adj. 1°   Qui est sans inégalités, uni. •   Si le pays est bossu ou plain, couvert de bois ou découvert, VAUBAN. Dîme, p. 223. •   Des cascades dans des lieux plains et sablonneux, J. J. ROUSS. Hél. IV, 11.… …

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  • 3 Plain — Plain, a. [Compar. {Plainer}; superl. {Plainest}.] [F., level, flat, fr. L. planus, perhaps akin to E. floor. Cf. {Llano}, {Piano}, {Plan}, {Plane} level, a level surface.] 1. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even. See… …

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  • 4 plain — PLAIN, [pl]aine. adj. Il signifie proprement, Qui est uni, plat, & sans inegalitez: & il reçoit divers sens selon les divers substantifs, ausquels il se joint. Ainsi on dit, qu Une maison est en plain champ, en plaine campagne, pour dire, qu Elle …

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  • 5 plain — plain1 [plān] adj. [OFr < L planus, flat, level < IE base * plā , broad, flat > FLOOR, FIELD] 1. Obs. flat; level; plane 2. free from obstructions; open; clear [in plain view] 3. clearly understood; evident; obvious [to make one s meani …

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  • 6 plain — adj 1 plane, flat, *level, even, smooth, flush Antonyms: solid 2 clear, distinct, obvious, *evident, manifest, patent, apparent, palpable Analogous words: *clear, lucid, perspicuous: *explicit, express, definite, specific, categorical Antonyms:… …

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  • 7 plain — [adj1] clear, obvious apparent, audible, big as life*, broad, comprehensible, definite, distinct, evident, legible, lucid, manifest, open, open and shut*, palpable, patent, talking turkey*, transparent, understandable, visible; concepts… …

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  • 8 Plain — Plain, n. [Cf. OF. plaigne, F. plaine. See {Plain}, a.] 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.… …

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  • 9 Plain — Plain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plaining}.] [Cf. {Plane}, v.] 1. To plane or level; to make plain or even on the surface. [R.] [1913 Webster] We would rake Europe rather, plain the East. Wither. [1913 Webster] 2. To make… …

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  • 10 Plain — ist der Name folgender Personen: Honest John Plain Maria Plain sowie des Adelsgeschlechts: Grafen von Plain Plain ist ein Ortsname: Plain (Wisconsin) Diese Seite ist eine …

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  • 11 Plain — Plain, adv. In a plain manner; plainly. To speak short and pleyn. Chaucer. To tell you plain. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 plain — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not decorated or elaborate; simple or ordinary. 2) without a pattern; in only one colour. 3) unmarked; without identification. 4) easy to perceive or understand; clear. 5) (of language) clearly expressed; direct. 6) (of a woman or… …

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  • 13 Plain — Plain, v. t. To lament; to mourn over; as, to plain a loss. [Archaic & Poetic] Sir J. Harrington. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 Plain — Plain, WI U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 792 Housing Units (2000): 339 Land area (2000): 0.731058 sq. miles (1.893431 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.731058 sq. miles (1.893431 sq …

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  • 15 Plain, WI — U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 792 Housing Units (2000): 339 Land area (2000): 0.731058 sq. miles (1.893431 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.731058 sq. miles (1.893431 sq. km) FIPS …

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  • 16 Plain — Plain, v. i. [OE. playne, pleyne, fr. F. plaindre. See {Plaint}.] To lament; to bewail; to complain. [Archaic & Poetic] Milton. [1913 Webster] We with piteous heart unto you pleyne. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 17 plain — et uni, Planus, AEquus. De Plain, De plano interlocutus est …

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  • 18 plain — index apparent (perceptible), arrant (definite), blatant (conspicuous), clear (apparent) …

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  • 19 plain|er — «PLAY nuhr», noun. Dialect. a complainer …

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  • 20 plain — 1. plain, plaine [ plɛ̃, plɛn ] adj. • 1155; lat. planus → 1. plan 1 ♦ Vx Plat, uni, égal. « des lieux plains et sablonneux » (Rousseau). (Belgique) Tapis plain : moquette. 2 ♦ N. m. Vx Le plain de l eau : la haute mer. Mod. Mar. Niveau le plus… …

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