Definitions of Plein

  1. Plan.
  2. To complain. See Plain.

Usage examples for Plein

  1. But at Babet's, en plein Palais Royal! – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  2. But Mary did not realize that she was the object of any one's attention, for the statuelike woman in black was shrilly insisting that she had had the maximum, nine louis, on the number 24. " En plein, I tell you, en plein!" – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  3. In recent years the impressionist plein- air school of France has influenced many painters, and the prismatic landscape is quite as frequently seen in American exhibitions as in the Paris salons; but American landscape art rather dates ahead of French impressionism. – A Text-Book of the History of Painting by John C. Van Dyke
  4. Are you used to winning en plein like that? – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. Here we are in the Cinderella formula, en plein, which may be studied, in African and Santhal shapes, in Miss Coxe's valuable Cinderella. – Modern Mythology by Andrew Lang