plain - definición en el diccionario inglés británico y tesauro - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “plain” en inglés

See all translations

plain

adjective uk   us   /pleɪn/

plain adjective (WITH NOTHING ADDED)

B1 not decorated in any way; with nothing added: She wore a plain black dress. We've chosen a plain carpet (= one without a pattern) and patterned curtains. He prefers plain food - nothing too fancy. We're having plain blue walls in the dining room. a catalogue sent in a plain brown envelope a plain style of architecture plain yogurt (= with no added fruit or sugar)plain paper paper that has no lines on it: a letter written on plain paper
More examples

plain adjective (CLEAR)

C2 obvious and clear to understand: It's quite plain that they don't want to speak to us. The reason is perfectly plain. I made it quite plain (that) (= explained clearly that) I wasn't interested.

plain adjective (COMPLETE)

[before noun] (used for emphasis) complete: It was plain stupidity on Richard's part.

plain adjective (NOT BEAUTIFUL)

C2 (especially of a woman or girl) not beautiful: She had been a very plain child.a plain Jane a woman or girl who is not attractive: If she'd been a plain Jane, she wouldn't have had all the attention.
plainness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

plain

noun uk   us   /pleɪn/

plain noun (LAND)

[C] (also plains [plural]) a large area of flat land: the coastal plain High mountains rise above the plain.

plain noun (STITCH)

[U] a type of simple stitch in knitting: a row of plain and two rows of purl

plain

adverb uk   us   /pleɪn/ informal
completely: I mean, taking the wrong equipment with you - that's just plain stupid.
(Definition of plain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de plain
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “plain” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

gale-force

(of winds) very strong

Palabra del día

They sometimes go here and they never go there: using adverbs of frequency

by Liz Walter,
April 29, 2015
Sometimes, always, often, never: these are some of the most common words in English.  Unfortunately, they are also some of the words that cause the most problems for students. Many of my students put them in the wrong place, often because that’s where they go in their own languages. They say things

Aprende más 

Evel abbreviation

May 04, 2015
English votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and

Aprende más