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PLAIN, a. [L. planus; splendor. Gr. to wander.]1. Smooth; even; level; flat; without elevations and depressions; not rough; as plain ground or land; a plain surface. In this sense, in philosophical writings, it is written plane.2. Open; clear. Our troops beat an army in plain fight and open field.3. Void of ornament; simple; as a plain dress. Plain without pomp, and rich without a show.4. Artless; simple; unlearned; without disguise, cunning or affectation; without refinement; as men of the plainer sort.
Gen. 25. Plain but pious christians--5. Artless; simple; unaffected; unembellished; as a plain tale or narration.6. Honestly undisguised; open; frank; sincere; unreserved. I will tell you the plain truth. Give me leave to be plain with you.7. Mere; bare; as a plain knave or fool.8. Evident to the understanding; clear; manifest; not obscure; as plain words or language; a plain difference; a plain argument. It is plain in the history, that Esau was never subject to Jacob.9. Not much varied by modulations; as a plain song or tune.
10. Not high seasoned; not rich; not luxuriously dressed; as a plain diet.
11. Not ornamented with figures; as plain muslin.
12. Not dyed.
13. Not difficult; not embarrassing; as a plain case in law.
14. Easily seen or discovered; not obscure or difficult to be found; as a plain road or path. Our coarse is very plain. Ps.27.
A plain or plane figure, in geometry, is a uniform surface, from every point of whose perimeter right lines may be drawn to every other point in the same.
A plain figure, in geometry, is a surface in which, if any two points are taken,the straight line which joins them lies wholly in that surface.
A plain angle, is one contained under two lines or surfaces, in contradistinction to a solid angle.
PLAIN, adv. Not obscurely; in a manner to be easily understood.1. Distinctly; articulately; as, to speak plain. Mark 7.2. With simplicity; artlessly; bluntly.
PLAIN, n.1. Level land; usually, an open field with an even surface, or a surface little varied by inequalities; as all the plain of Jordan. Gen.13.2. Field of battle.
PLAIN, v.t. To level; to make plain or even on the surface.
PLAIN, v.i. [L. plango.] To lament or wail. [Not used.] [See Complain.]
PLAIN-DE'ALING, a. [plain and deal.] Dealing or communicating with frankness and sincerity; honest; open; speaking and acting without art; as a plain-dealing man.
PLAIN-DE'ALING, n. A speaking or communicating with openness and sincerity; management without art, stratagem or disguise; sincerity.
PLA'IN-HE`ARTED, a. Having a sincere heart; communicating without art, reserve or hypocrisy; of a frank disposition.
PLAIN-HE`ARTEDNESS, n. Frankness of disposition; sincerity.
PLA'IN-SONG, n. The plain unvaried chant of churches; so called in contradistinction from the prick-song, or variegated music sung by note.
PLA'IN-SPOKEN, a. Speaking with plain, unreserved sincerity.
PLA'IN-WORK, n. Plain needlework, as distinguished from embroidery.
PLA'INLY, adv. With a level surface. [Little used.]1. Without cunning or disguise.2. Without ornament or artificial embellishment; as, to be plainly clad.3. Frankly; honestly; sincerely; as, deal plainly with me.4. In earnest; fairly.5. In a manner to be easily seen or comprehended. Thou shalt write on the stones all the words of this law very plainly. Deut.27.6. Evidently; clearly; not obscurely. The doctrines of grace are plainly taught in the Scriptures.
PLA'INNESS, n. Levelness; evenness or surface.1. Want of ornament; want of artificial show. So modest plainness sets off sprightly wit.2. Openness; rough, blunt or unrefined frankness. Your plainness and your shortness please me well.3. Artlessness; simplicity; candor; as unthinking plainness.4. Clearness; openness; sincerity. Seeing then we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech. 2 Cor.3.
PLAINT, n. [L. plango, to strike, to beat, to lament, whence complaint; Gr. to strike, from the root disused, whence, a stroke; L. plaga, Eng. plague.]1. Lamentation; complaint; audible expression of sorrow. From inward grief His bursting passion into plaints thus pour'd.2. Complaint; representation made of injury or wrong done. There are three just grounds of war with Spain; one of plaints; two upon defense.3. In law, a private memorial tendered to a court, in which the person sets forth his cause of action.4. In law, a complaint; a formal accusation exhibited by a private person against an offender for a breach of law or a public offense.
PLA'INTFUL, a. Complaining; expressing sorrow with an audible voice; as my plaintful tongue.
PLA'INTIF, n. In law, the person who commences a suit before a tribunal, for the recovery of a claim; opposed to defendant.[Prior uses this word as an adjective, in the French sense, for plaintive, but the use is not authorized.]
PLA'INTIVE, a. Lamenting; complaining; expressive of sorrow; as a plaintive sound or song.1. Complaining; expressing sorrow or grief; repining. To sooth the sorrows of her plaintive son.
PLA'INTIVELY ,adv. In a manner expressive of grief.
PLA'INTIVENESS, n. The quality or state of expressing grief.
PLA'INTLESS, a. Without complaint; unrepining.
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