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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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sim′pl, adj. single: undivided: resisting decomposition: elementary, undeveloped: plain, single, entire: homogeneous: open: unaffected: undesigning: true: clear: straightforward: artless: guileless: unsuspecting: credulous: not cunning: weak in intellect: silly: of mean birth—opposed to Gentle.—n. something not mixed or compounded: a medicinal herb: a simple feast—opposed to a double or semidouble.—v.i. to gather simples or medicinal plants.—adjs. Sim′ple-heart′ed, having a simple heart: guileless; Sim′ple-mind′ed, having a simple mind: unsuspecting: undesigning.—ns. Sim′ple-mind′edness, the state or quality of being simple-minded: artlessness; Sim′pleness, the state or quality of being simple: artlessness: simplicity: folly; Sim′pler, a gatherer of simples; Sim′pless (Spens.), simplicity; Sim′pleton, a weak or foolish person.—adv. Simplic′iter, simply, not relatively.—ns. Simplic′ity, the state or quality of being simple: singleness: want of complication: openness: clearness: freedom from excessive adornment: plainness: sincerity: artlessness: credulity, silliness, folly; Simplificā′tion, the act of making simple.—adj. Sim′plificātive.—n. Sim′plificātor, one who simplifies.—v.t. Sim′plify, to make simple: to render less difficult: to make plain:—pa.t. and pa.p. sim′plified.—ns. Sim′plism, affected simplicity; Sim′plist, one skilled in simples.—adj. Simplis′tic.—adv. Sim′ply, in a simple manner: artlessly: foolishly: weakly: plainly: considered by itself: alone: merely: solely. [Fr.,—L. simplex, the same—sim- (L. semel), root of plicāre, to fold.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'simple' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #696
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'simple' in Written Corpus Frequency: #953
Rank popularity for the word 'simple' in Adjectives Frequency: #68
The numerical value of simple in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of simple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
It is not simple or easy for the energy companies and I'm happy they agreed to accept these not-simple conditions.
What we've shown is that, no, they probably always were simple, so our little guys are simple because they are one of the early branches of the tree of life.
The solution is very simple - stop supplying weapons ... withdraw the troops and close the border. Very simple peace plan. If you want to discuss something different, it means you are not for peace, you are for war.
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Translations for simple
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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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