Definitions for simpleˈsɪm pəl
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any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
a person lacking intelligence or common sense
having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved
"a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance"
elementary, simple, uncomplicated, unproblematic(adj)
easy and not involved or complicated
"an elementary problem in statistics"; "elementary, my dear Watson"; "a simple game"; "found an uncomplicated solution to the problem"
bare(a), mere(a), simple(a)(adj)
apart from anything else; without additions or modifications
"only the bare facts"; "shocked by the mere idea"; "the simple passage of time was enough"; "the simple truth"
childlike, wide-eyed, round-eyed, dewy-eyed, simple(adj)
exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity
"childlike trust"; "dewy-eyed innocence"; "listened in round-eyed wonder"
dim-witted, simple, simple-minded(adj)
lacking mental capacity and subtlety
(botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
"a simple country schoolhouse"; "her black dress--simple to austerity"
A preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant.
A simple or atomic proposition
To gather simples, ie, medicinal herbs.
Uncomplicated; taken by itself, with nothing added.
Without ornamentation; plain.
Free from duplicity; guileless, innocent, straightforward.
Undistinguished in social condition; of no special rank.
Consisting of one single substance; uncompounded.
Of a group: having no normal subgroup.
Not compound, but possibly lobed.
Origin: From simple, from and simple, from simplex, from sim- + plicare: see same and fold. Compare single, singular, simultaneous, etc.
single; not complex; not infolded or entangled; uncombined; not compounded; not blended with something else; not complicated; as, a simple substance; a simple idea; a simple sound; a simple machine; a simple problem; simple tasks
plain; unadorned; as, simple dress
mere; not other than; being only
not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true
artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward
direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language
weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly
not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living
humble; lowly; undistinguished
without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf
not capable of being decomposed into anything more simple or ultimate by any means at present known; elementary; thus, atoms are regarded as simple bodies. Cf. Ultimate, a
consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; -- opposed to compound
something not mixed or compounded
a medicinal plant; -- so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy
a part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom
a feast which is not a double or a semidouble
to gather simples, or medicinal plants
Origin: [F. See Simple, a.]
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- سهل, بسيطArabic
- sadə, bəsitAzerbaijani
- лёгкі, про́стыBelarusian
- малоумен, прост, ле́сенBulgarian
- senzill, simpleCatalan, Valencian
- lehký, jednoduchý, prostýCzech
- einfach, simpelGerman
- sencillo, simpleSpanish
- yksinkertainen, simppeliFinnish
- ienfâldichWestern Frisian
- saonta, macánta, gan chealg, simplíIrish
- baoth, sìmplidhScottish Gaelic
- simple, sinxeloGalician
- neuchreeney, meecheeallagh, oney, neuchialgagh, macaintagh, giare-cheeayllaghManx
- आसान, सरलHindi
- senpHaitian Creole
- հասարակ, միամիտ, պարզ, պարզամիտArmenian
- mudah, sederhanaIndonesian
- semplice, meroItalian
- 簡単, 易い, 単純Japanese
- მარტივი, უბრალო, სადაGeorgian
- қарапайым, жеңілKazakh
- 간단하다, 간단한, 簡單, 한Korean
- ئاسان, ساکارKurdish
- жөнөкөй, жеңилKyrgyz
- prasts, vienkāršsLatvian
- прост, едно́ставен, ле́сенMacedonian
- भोळा, सरळMarathi
- simpel, achterlijk, eenvoudigDutch
- prosty, prostak, lekki, łatwyPolish
- simpel, sempelRomansh
- simplu, necomplicatRomanian
- простодушный, простой, лёгкийRussian
- лак, prostodušan, је̏дноста̄ван, простодушан, lak, jȅdnostāvanSerbo-Croatian
- ľahký, prostý, jednoduchýSlovak
- enostaven, lahek, preprostSlovene
- enkel, simpelSwedish
- எளிய, எளிது, எளிமையானTamil
- ýönekeý, sadaTurkmen
- basit, sadeTurkish
- беркатлы, гадиTatar
- ле́гкий, про́стийUkrainian
- sodda, osonUzbek
- giản dị, mộc mạcVietnamese
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