1. Level land; usually, an open field or a broad stretch of land with an even surface, or a surface little
varied by inequalities; as, the plain of Jordan; the American plains, or prairies.
Descending fro the mountain into playn.Chaucer.
Him the AmmoniteMilton.
Worshiped in Rabba and her watery plain.
2. A field of battle. [Obs.] Arbuthnot.
Lead forth my soldiers to the plain.Shak.
(Plain), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Plaining.] [Cf. Plane, v.]
1. To plane or level; to make plain or even on the surface. [R.]
We would rake Europe rather, plain the East.Wither.
2. To make plain or manifest; to explain.
What's dumb in show, I'll plain in speech.Shak.
(Plain"ant) n. [See 1st Plain.] (Law) One who makes complaint; the plaintiff. [Obs.]
(Plain"-deal`ing) a. Practicing plain dealing; artless. See Plain dealing, under Dealing.
(Plain"-heart`ed) a. Frank; sincere; artless. Milton. Plain"- heart`ed*ness, n.
(Plain"ing), n. Complaint. [Poetic] Shak.
(Plain"ing), a. Complaining. [Poetic] Bryant.
(Plain"-laid`) a. (Naut.) Consisting of strands twisted together in the ordinary way; as, a plain-
laid rope. See Illust. of Cordage.
(Plain"ly), adv. In a plain manner; clearly.