in plain view

Definition of in plain view

chiefly US

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

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

viewplay
  1. :  extent or range of vision :  sight

    :  the act of seeing or examining :  inspection

    :  survey

  1. :  to look at attentively :  scrutinize, observe

    :  see, watch

    :  to look on in a particular light :  regard


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