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plain  

[1]  
      adj  
1    flat or smooth; level  
2    not complicated; clear  
the plain truth     
3    not difficult; simple or easy  
a plain task     
4    honest or straightforward  
5    lowly, esp. in social rank or education  
6    without adornment or show  
a plain coat     
7    (of fabric) without pattern or of simple untwilled weave  
8    not attractive  
9    not mixed; simple  
plain vodka     
10      (Knitting)   of or done in plain  
      n  
11    a level or almost level tract of country, esp. an extensive treeless region  
12    a simple stitch in knitting made by putting the right needle into a loop on the left needle, passing the wool round the right needle, and pulling it through the loop, thus forming a new loop  
13      (in billiards)  
a    the unmarked white ball, as distinguished from the spot balls  
b    the player using this ball  
14       (in Ireland) short for       plain porter   a light porter   a light porter  
two pints of plain, please     
      adv  
15    (intensifier)  
just plain tired        (See also)        plains  
     (C13: from Old French: simple, from Latin planus level, distinct, clear)  
  plainly      adv  
  plainness      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
basic, standard, with no special features
[Bus.]
n.
unattractive person, looking dirty and/or smelling bad
n.
a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing or tents
also known as "cotton duck" or "duck canvas"
n.
underaged girl looking mature, that can thus bring somebody to jail if he is caught in a relationship with her
made with Jail and Bait
n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
exp.
someone looking very well in the outfit he/she is wearing
[Slang] E.g.: You are a shape in a drape in this dress
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)

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