plain

  基本词汇  
[pleɪn]     [pleɪn]    
  • adj.清楚的;简单的;坦白的;平常的;朴素的;纯的
  • n.平原;广阔的区域
  • adv.完全地;纯粹地
plainly plainer plainest plainness
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plain是什么意思,词典释义与在线翻译:

详尽释义

adj.(形容词)
  1. 朴素的
  2. 清楚的
  3. 简单的
  4. 单色的
  5. 明白的
  6. 无花纹的
  7. 直率的, 坦诚的,直接的
  8. 平常的,平凡的,平庸的,极普通的
  9. 平易的
  10. 素的
  11. 明显的,浅白的
  12. 不尚修饰的(尤指女人)
n.(名词)
  1. 平原,平地
  2. 旷野,大草原
  3. 广场
  4. 小公园
  5. 战场
  6. 素织品
  7. 单色布,素色布
  8. 平纹金属丝网
  9. 平纹布
  10. 平针
  11. 朴实无华的东西
  12. 平原派(18世纪法国大革命时期国民工会中的中派集团,因坐在议会大厅的最低处而得名)
adv.(副词)
  1. 清楚地,清晰地
  2. 绝对地
  3. 简直
  4. 平易地
  5. 明白,明了
  6. <口>完全地,彻底地
  7. 简单地
  8. 显然
v.(动词)
  1. 发牢骚,诉苦
  2. 叹惜
  3. 悲伤,哀悼,悲歌,痛苦

双解释义

adj.(形容词)
  1. 清晰的,明白的 clear; easy to see, hear, or understand
  2. 朴素的,简单的,平常的 simple; without anything added; without decoration
  3. 坦白的,坦率的,真诚的 showing clearly, honestly, and exactly what is thought or felt
  4. [A]完全的,十足的,彻底的 complete; undoubted
n.(名词)
  1. [P]平原 a large stretch of flat land

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英英释义

Noun:
  1. extensive tract of level open land;

    "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"
    "he longed for the fields of his youth"

  2. a basic knitting stitch

Adjective:
  1. clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment;

    "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"
    "evident hostility"
    "manifest disapproval"
    "patent advantages"
    "made his meaning plain"
    "it is plain that he is no reactionary"
    "in plain view"

  2. not elaborate or elaborated; simple;

    "plain food"
    "stuck to the plain facts"
    "a plain blue suit"
    "a plain rectangular brick building"

  3. lacking patterns especially in color

  4. not mixed with extraneous elements;

    "plain water"
    "sheer wine"
    "not an unmixed blessing"

  5. free from any effort to soften to disguise;

    "the plain and unvarnished truth"
    "the unvarnished candor of old people and children"

  6. lacking embellishment or ornamentation;

    "a plain hair style"
    "unembellished white walls"
    "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"

  7. lacking in physical beauty or proportion;

    "a homely child"
    "several of the buildings were downright homely"
    "a plain girl with a freckled face"

Adverb:
  1. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly');

    "the answer is obviously wrong"
    "she was in bed and evidently in great pain"
    "he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list"
    "it is all patently nonsense"
    "she has apparently been living here for some time"
    "I thought he owned the property, but apparently not"
    "You are plainly wrong"
    "he is plain stubborn"

Verb:
  1. express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness;

    "My mother complains all day"
    "She has a lot to kick about"

plain的用法和样例:

例句

用作形容词 (adj.)
  1. It was plain to everyone that she was not happy.
    她并不幸福,这是明摆着的事实。
  2. The restaurant serves plain home-made meals.
    那个餐馆供应简单的家常菜。
  3. She was admired for her plain speaking.
    她说话坦白,这一点令人钦佩。
  4. Most people see great men as wizards; however, they are just plain people.
    大多数人觉得伟人是奇才,然而,他们只不过是平常人。
  5. Her plain black dress was too severe for such a cheerful occasion.
    她穿着黑色连衣裙
  6. I drink only pure water after taking exercises.
    运动之后我只喝纯净水。
用作名词 (n.)
  1. The wind whipped across the plain.
    大风扫过平原。
  2. The mountain stands tall and upright on the vast plain.
    这座高山屹然矗立在广阔的平原上。
  3. Shanghai in Yangtze Delta alluvial plain, low-lying, the network of waterways covered with vast shoals resources.
    上海位于长江口冲积平原,地势低洼,河网密布,拥有广阔的滩涂资源。
用作副词 (adv.)
  1. That is just plain stupid.
    那简直是愚不可及.

常见句型

用作形容词 (adj.)
用作定语 ~+ n.
  1. The plain truth is that she will never return.
    事实很明显,她永远不会回来了。
  2. The plain fact is that we just can't afford it.
    明显的事实是我们买不起它。
  3. He refused to commit himself to a plain “yes” or “no”.
    他拒绝明确答复行还是不行。
  4. She's in plain clothes.
    她的穿着很朴素。
  5. He wore a plain cotton uniform.
    他穿着一身朴素的棉制服。
  6. We are leading a plain life.
    我们过着朴素的生活。
  7. Comrades must be helped to preserve the style of plain living and hard struggle.
    务必使同志们保持艰苦奋斗的作风。
  8. The girl has a good figure but a plain face.
    那个女孩子体形很美,但长相一般。
  9. From a rather plain child she had grown into a beautiful woman.
    她从一个相貌平平的孩子长成了一个美丽的女子。
  10. I'm afraid she's rather a plain girl.
    恐怕她是一个相貌相当普通的姑娘。
  11. I'll tell you everything in plain words.
    我将坦白地把一切事情告诉你。
  12. The teacher gave me a plain talk about my mistakes.
    老师就我的错误和我进行了坦率的交谈。
  13. He is fond of plain dealing and plain speaking.
    他喜欢办事光明磊落,说话直言不讳。
  14. He's plain stupid.
    他是个十足的笨蛋。
  15. It's just plain foolishness to spend all your pay as soon as you get it!
    你的工资一到手就花光,真是愚不可及!
用作表语 S+be+~
  1. The meaning of the sentence is quite plain.
    这个句子的意思相当清楚。
  2. The figures in the picture are quite plain.
    照片上的人像很清楚。
  3. Whatever the terms used, the facts are plain enough.
    不管怎么说,事实再清楚不过了。
  4. I should think that her motive is quite plain.
    我应该想到她的动机是十分清楚的。
  5. His guilt is plain because the stolen money was found in his briefcase.
    他的罪行已清楚了,因为失窃的钱是在他的皮包里发现的。
  6. Her dress is severely plain.
    她的服装很朴素。
S+be+~+ prep .-phrase
  1. I will be plain with you and tell you the truth.
    我跟你开门见山地说实话。
  2. He was quite plain about his feeling on the matter.
    他毫不掩饰他对那件事的感情。
It is/was+~+to- v
  1. It's plain to see you haven't done this before.
    显然你以前没做过这种事情。
It is/was+~+that-clause
  1. It's quite plain that you haven't been paying attention.
    你显然一直都没好好地留意。
  2. It is quite plain that he is mistaken.
    显然是他错了。
用作宾语补足语 S+V+O+~
  1. I hope I've made myself plain on this issue.
    我希望我已把这个问题说清楚了。
  2. There is no more money—do I make myself plain?
    现在也没钱了——我的意思清楚吗?
  3. He made it plain to us that he did not wish to continue.
    他向我们明白地表示他不想继续做下去。
用作名词 (n.)
  1. Is the coastal plain good for growing crops?
    沿海的平原适合种庄稼吗?
  2. I was fearful lest we should strike the timbered edge of the plain.
    我害怕我们会进入这个平原边缘的林带。
  3. The wind whistled across the plain.
    风呼呼地吹过旷野。
  4. Animals range over the hills and plains.
    动物在山丘和平原上出没。
  5. He ranged the plains.
    他在平原上走来走去。
  6. The vast plains of this country spread for hundreds of miles.
    这个国家辽阔的平原绵延数百英里。
  7. Most of the ocean bottom is made up of smooth plains.
    海底大部分是由平坦的平原构成。
  8. China's vast plains are distributed mainly in the eastern part of the country along the seacoast.
    中国的大平原主要分布在东部沿海地区。
  9. South of the Great Wall, boundless plains stretch far out of sight.
    长城南面是一望无际的平原。
  10. They turned the hills into orchards and plains into granaries.
    他们把山坡变成了果园,把平地变成了粮仓。

常用短语

用作形容词 (adj.)
as plain as the nose on one's face
  1. 显而易见 very obvious

    Surely you can see what's wrong; it's as plain as the nose on your face. 当然你能知道出了什么差错,这显而易见。

    It's as plain as the nose on your face.If we haven't got any money, we can't buy a television. 如果我们没有钱,就不能买电视机,这是明摆着的事。

in plain English
  1. 用直率的或简单明了的英语,不拐弯抹角而直说 bluntly or simply expressed

    Please rephrase the question in plain English. 请用明白的英语重新提出问题。

    The book is written in plain English. 那本书是用简明英语写的。

    If you want me to go, why didn't you say so in plain English instead of making vague hints? 你想叫我走,为什么拐弯抹角而不直说?

in plain sight
  1. 一目了然 be clear at a glance

    She counted more than a dozen in plain sight as the steamer drew closer. 当轮船靠近时,她一眼就数出了十多艘来。

plain sailing
  1. 十分顺利; 一帆风顺 course of action that is simple and free from trouble

    The drive is plain sailing once you get out of the suburbs. 出了郊区,车就容易驾驶了。

    After we engaged a guide, everything was plain sailing. 我们请了向导后,一切都顺利了。

plain speaking
  1. 诚实〔坦率〕地说 honest〔open〕 talk

    They are all so suspicious of each other; a little plain speaking would do a lot of good. 他们都是相互猜疑,如果稍微诚实坦率些,那就会好多了。

词汇搭配

用作形容词 (adj.)
~+名词 副词+~ ~+副词 ~+动词不定式 ~+介词
用作名词 (n.)
动词+~ 形容词+~ 介词+~ ~+介词

经典引文

  • Beyond..the White Mountain rising up from the Wexford plain.

    出自:Day Lewis
  • From the foothills to..the coastal plain.

    出自:C. Thubron
  • Follow me then to plainer ground.

    出自:Midsummer Night's Dream,Shakespeare
  • Small Cause, I ween, has lusty Youth to plain.

    出自:A. Philips

plain的详细讲解:

词语用法

  1. plain sailing一词表示“一帆风顺”,源自航海词汇,指采用简便的平面海图的导航。
adj.(形容词)
  1. plain作形容词的基本意思是“清晰的,明白的”,指能被人清楚地看到或听到。plain作“朴素的,简单的,平常的”解时,可指衣着朴素,缺乏装饰; 也可指人的相貌平常,没有特别引人注目之处。plain作“坦白的,坦率的,真诚的”解时,一般指人的行为和思想。plain作以上解释时在句中可用作定语或表语。
  2. plain还可作“完全的,十足的,彻底的”解,在句中只用作定语,无比较级和最高级形式。
  3. 当plain的主语是动词不定式或that从句时,常用于形式主语结构。
n.(名词)
  1. plain用作名词意思是“平原”,指起伏极小,海拔较低的广大平地,常用作复数形式。

词义辨析

adj.(形容词)
plain, ugly
这两个词都可表示“难看的”。其区别是:
1.ugly语气较强烈,指“难看的,难听的,丑陋的”,可指人或物,着重于“令人不快的”。
2.plain强调脸部外貌缺乏某种能引起兴趣或吸引人的特征。例如:
From a rather plain child she had grown into a beautiful woman.她从一个相貌平平的孩子长成了一个美丽的女子。
The girl has a good figure but a plain face.那个女孩子体形很美,但长相一般。
apparent obvious evident clear plain distinct definite manifest
这些形容词均含“清楚的,明白的,明显的”之意。
  • apparent:apparent强调显而易见或一想便知。这个词从动词appear派生而来,故有时含有表面如此而事实上未必的意味。
  • obvious:obvious语气较强,指极为明显,有目共睹,无需说明和论证。
  • evident:evident指根据事实成为显然的。
  • clear:clear普通用词,侧重清楚明白。
  • plain:plain普通用词,含义与clear很接近,可通用,但plain着重简单明了,不复杂。
  • distinct:distinct较正式用词,指轮廓的清楚或定义、含义的明确,不会弄错。
  • definite:definite语气肯定,着重明白无误,无可怀疑。
  • manifest:manifest语义较强,书面用词,强调一目了然,暗示不要任何推论就一清二楚。

词源解说

  • ☆ 1300年左右进入英语,直接源自古法语的plain;最初源自拉丁语的plauns,意为平的,平地。

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