New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: pains · plain · plans · placing · plainly · plating · brains · plaice · plaid · plainness
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plain

adjective
adverb
noun
phrases
adjective
1 adjective obvious, clearsoiléir adj1  c m ufollasach adj1  c m uthe spots are plain to see tá na spotaí le feiceáil go soiléirthe meaning is perfectly plain tá an chiall breá soiléirit's plain that this isn't the case is léir nach amhlaidh atá, tá sé soiléir nach amhlaidh atáshe didn't make that plain in the report níor shoiléirigh sí an méid sin sa tuairiscthe reason it happened was plain enough bhí an chúis a bhí leis sách soiléir, b'fhurasta a thuiscint cén fáth ar tharla séit was as plain as day that they weren't returning ba léir don dall nach bhfillfidís 2 adjective of style, garment, etcpléineáilte adj3  c m usimplí adj3  c m uit's a plain style stíl shimplí atá ann, stíl phléineáilte atá annher make-up was fairly plain bhí a smideadh sách simplía plain carpet cairpéad pléineáilte, cairpéad gan phatrún
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3 BUS-ADM adjective of envelope etcpléineáilte adj3  c m uplain envelope clúdach pléineáilte under plain cover faoi ghnáthchlúdach 4 adjective of paper: unlinedbán adj1  c m uplain paper páipéar bán 5 FOOD adjective of food: simple pléineáilte adj3  c m ugnáth- prefshe prefers plain food is fearr léi bia pléineáilte, is fearr léi gnáthbhiaplain rice rís phléineáilte, rís gan aon bhlaistiú 6 adjective not good-lookingneamhsciamhach adj1  c m ushe's plain enough looking ní haon spéirbhean í, níl sí millteanach dóighiúil 7 adjective of languagesimplí adj3  c m usothuigthe adj3  c m uit's better to use plain English is fearr gnáth-Bhéarla a úsáid, is fearr Béarla sothuigthe a úsáid 8 adjective without personal titlehe's known as plain Seán Ó Ceallaigh ní thugtar air ach Seán Ó Ceallaigh
adverb
9 adverb veryfíor- prefamach is amachthat's plain stupid tá sin fíoramaideach, sin deargamaidí, deargsheafóid é sinit was plain insulting of him ba mhasla amach is amach uaidh é
noun
10 (also plains) GEOG noun area of land fem4  c m umachaire masc4  c m uthe African plains machairí na hAfraice 11 CRAFT noun in knittinglúb shleamhain
phrases

in plain view of sb

(also

in plain sight of sb

) amach ar aghaidh duineamach os comhair duinethey did it in plain view of the teacher rinne siad é amach ar aghaidh an mhúinteora

to make yourself plain

tú féin a chur in iúl go soiléirhe made himself plain chuir sé é féin in iúl go soiléirdo I make myself plain, children? an bhfuil sé sin soiléir, a leanaí?; an dtuigeann sibh mé, a pháistí?

plain and simple

amach is amachit's a plain and simple lie bréag amach is amach atá ann, níl ann ach bréag ar aghaidh, deargéitheach atá annthat's plain and simple greedy tá sé sin santach, sin a bhfuil de; níl ann ach saint lom

plain Jane

she's a plain Jane ní haon spéirbhean í, níl sí millteanach dóighiúil, ní as a breáthacht a d'aithneofaí í

plain old

it was a plain old pen ní raibh ann ach gnáthpheann, ní raibh dada speisialta faoi mar pheann

to be plain sailing

it'll be plain sailing from now on beidh sé breá éasca as seo amach, ní bheidh aon trioblóid againn as seo amachit's all plain sailing for him tá gach aon rud ar sheol na braiche aige

the plain truth is that ...

(also

the plain fact is that ...

) is é lomchlár na fírinne go ...is é an fhírinne ghlan go ...the plain fact is that he failed is é lomchlár na fírinne gur theip air; is é fírinne an scéil gur sháraigh air; go bunúsach, níor éirigh leis