in plain sight

idiom

Definition of in plain sight

chiefly US
: in a place that is easily seen
  • He carried his gun in plain sight.

Word by Word Definitions

plain play
  1. : lacking ornament : undecorated

  2. : free of extraneous matter : pure

  3. : free of impediments to view : unobstructed

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

  2. : a broad unbroken expanse

  3. : something free from artifice, ornament, or extraneous matter

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

  1. : absolutely

  1. : complain

sight play
  1. : something that is seen : spectacle

  2. : a thing regarded as worth seeing

  3. : something ludicrous or disorderly in appearance

  1. : to get or catch sight of

  2. : to look at through or as if through a sight

  3. : to aim by means of sights

  1. : based on recognition or comprehension without previous study

  2. : payable on presentation


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