Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Obviously; clearly.
  • adverb According to the evidence available.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Clearly; obviously; plainly; in a manner to be seen and understood; so as to convince the mind; certainly; manifestly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an evident manner; clearly; plainly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From evident +‎ -ly.

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