in plain sight

Definition of in plain sight

chiefly US

  1. :  in a place that is easily seen He carried his gun in plain sight.

Word by Word Definitions

plainplay
  1. :  complain

  1. :  an extensive area of level or rolling treeless country

    :  a broad unbroken expanse

    :  something free from artifice, ornament, or extraneous matter

  1. :  even, level

    :  lacking ornament :  undecorated

    :  free of extraneous matter :  pure

  1. :  in a plain manner :  without obscurity or ambiguity

  1. :  absolutely

sightplay
  1. :  something that is seen :  spectacle

    :  something ludicrous or disorderly in appearance

    :  a great number or quantity

  1. :  to get or catch sight of

    :  to look at through or as if through a sight

    :  to test for straightness

  1. :  based on recognition or comprehension without previous study

    :  payable on presentation


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