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plain meaning

EN[pleɪn] [-eɪn]
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  • In geography, a plain is a flat area. Plains occur as lowlands and at the bottoms of valleys but also on plateaus or uplands at high elevations.
  • Plains in many areas are important for agriculture because where the soils were deposited as sediments they may be deep and fertile,
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    Definition of plain in English Dictionary

  • NounPLplainsSUF-ain
    1. (rare, poetic) A lamentation.
      1. An expanse of land with relatively low relief.
        1. A battlefield.
          1. OBS A plane.
          2. VerbSGplainsPRplainingPT, PPplained
            1. (reflexive) OBS To complain.
              1. VT VI (now rare, poetic) To lament, bewail.
                1. to plain a loss
              2. OBS VT To plane or level; to make plain or even on the surface.
                1. OBS VT To make plain or manifest; to explain.
                2. AdjectiveCOMplainerSUPplainest
                  1. (now rare, regional) Flat, level.
                    1. Simple.
                      1. He was dressed simply in plain black clothes. ‎
                      2. a plain tune ‎
                      3. a plain pink polycotton skirt ‎
                      4. They're just plain people like you or me. ‎
                      5. Would you like a poppy bagel or a plain bagel? ‎
                    2. Obvious.
                      1. In fact, by excommunication or persuasion, by impetuosity of driving or adroitness in leading, this Abbot, it is now becoming plain everywhere, is a man that generally remains master at last.
                      2. His answer was just plain nonsense. ‎
                    3. Open.
                      1. Let me be plain with you: I don't like her. ‎
                      2. Our troops beat an army in plain fight.
                    4. Not unusually beautiful; unattractive.
                      1. Throughout high school she worried that she had a rather plain face. ‎
                  2. AdverbCOMplainerSUPplainest
                    1. COL Simply.
                      1. It was just plain stupid.
                      2. I plain forgot.
                  3. More Examples
                    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                      • "Seek spermophile who lives on the plains of the West and is often called gopher, is the true ground squirrel."
                      • The facade was finished in polished marble and bronze set into limestone, completely plain except for softly, almost invisibly, deckled keystones.
                      • Anazarbus...an ancient Cilician city, situated in the Aleian plain about 10 m. W. of the main stream of the Pyramus (Jihun)
                    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                      • O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber wafes of grain, for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain!
                      • Their long descending train, / With rubies edged and sapphires, swept the plain.
                  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                    1. Adjectives
                      • Adverbs
                        • Degree adverbs
                          • Uncomparable adverbs
                          • Nouns
                            • Countable nouns
                            • Verbs
                              • Intransitive verbs
                                • Transitive verbs
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                              1. fr plain
                              2. en plainly
                              3. en plains
                              4. fr plains
                              5. en plaintive
                              Source: Wiktionary
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                              Meaning of plain for the defined word.

                              Grammatically, this word "plain" is an adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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