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Definizione monolingua e traduzione plain



Inglese grammatica

plain


Verb

plain (third-person singular simple present plains, present participle plaining, simple past and past participle plained)


  1. (now rare, poetic) To lament, bewail.
    • Alfred Edward Housman, More Poems, XXV, lines 5-9
      Then came I crying, and to-day,
      With heavier cause to plain,
      Depart I into death away,
      Not to be born again.
Noun

Wikipedia


  1. An expanse of land with relatively low relief.
    • 1961, J. A. Philip. Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato. In: Proceedings and Transactions of the American Philological Association 92. p. 467.
      For Plato the life of the philosopher is a life of struggle towards the goal of knowledge, towards “searching the heavens and measuring the plains, in all places seeking the nature of everything as a whole”
  2. (obsolete) A plane.
Adjective

plain (comparative plainer, superlative plainest)


  1. (now rare, regional) Flat, level. [from 14th c.]
  2. Ordinary; lacking adornment or ornamentation; unembellished. [from 14th c.]
    He was dressed simply in plain black clothes.
  3. Evident to ones senses or reason; manifest, obvious, clear, unmistakable. [from 14th c.]
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. XV, Practical — Devotional
      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.
  4. Downright; total, unmistakable (as intensifier). [from 14th c.]
    His answer was just plain nonsense.
  5. Honest and without deception; candid, open; blunt. [from 14th c.]
    Let me be plain with you: I dont like her.
  6. Simple in habits or qualities; unsophisticated, not exceptional, ordinary. [from 16th c.]
    Theyre just plain people like you or me.
  7. Not unusually beautiful; unattractive. [from 17th c.]
    Throughout high school she worried that she had a rather plain face.
  8. (of food) Having only few ingredients, or no additional ingredients or seasonings; not elaborate, without toppings or extras. [from 17th c.]
    Would you like a poppy bagel or a plain bagel?
  9. (computing) Containing no extended or nonprinting characters (especially in plain text). [from 20th c.]
Adverb

plain (not comparable)


  1. (colloquial) Simply
    It was just plain stupid.
    I plain forgot.
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