What does Simply mean?

Definitions for Simply
ˈsɪm plisim·p·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Simply.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. merely, simply, just, only, butadverb

    and nothing more

    "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"

  2. just, simplyadverb

    absolutely

    "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!"

  3. simplyadverb

    absolutely; altogether; really

    "we are simply broke"

  4. plainly, simplyadverb

    in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment

    "she was dressed plainly"; "they lived very simply"

Wiktionary

  1. simplyadverb

    In a simple way or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; alone

  2. simplyadverb

    Plainly; without art or subtlety; clearly; obviously; unquestionably.

  3. simplyadverb

    merely; solely.

    I was simply asking a question.

  4. simplyadverb

    absolutely, positively.

    That was a simply wonderful dessert.

  5. simplyadverb

    Frankly.

    Simply, he just fired you.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Simplyadverb

    Etymology: from simple.

    Accomplishing great things by things deem’d weak;
    Subverting worldly strong and worldly wise,
    By simply meek. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    This question about the changing of laws concerneth only such laws as are positive, and do make that now good or evil, by being commanded or forbidden, which otherwise of itself were not simply the one or the other. Richard Hooker.

    Under man, no creature in the world is capable of felicity and bliss; because their chiefest perfection consisteth in that which is best for them, but not in that which is simply best, as ours doth. Richard Hooker.

    I will eat and drink, and sleep as soft
    As captain shall; simply the thing I am
    Shall make me live. William Shakespeare.

    To say, or to do ought with memory and imitation, no purpose or respect should sooner move us, than simply the love of God and of mankind. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simplyadverb

    in a simple manner or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; along; merely; solely; barely

  2. Simplyadverb

    plainly; without art or subtlety

  3. Simplyadverb

    weakly; foolishly

Editors Contribution

  1. simplyadverb

    In a simple way or manner.

    The systems were defined and created simply to ensure optimum efficiency.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Simply' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #533

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Simply' in Written Corpus Frequency: #823

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Simply' in Adverbs Frequency: #74

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Simply in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Simply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Simply in a Sentence

  1. Ahmed Korayem:

    The mind, unlike a box, cannot simply filled whatever that you wish and then remove it once you decide it’s a hazard leaving it unscathed. Rather, it’s like a living being and what you put inside it gets ingested and assimilated. It becomes a part of it and to remove it takes a tremendous amount of consistent work and dedication only to realize that it was best not to have taken whatever it is in to begin with.

  2. Bob Dorfman:

    While a non-U.S. staged Super Bowl is not out of the question, I can't see it happening within the next 15-20 years at least, imagine a UEFA Champions League final in New York or Los Angeles, that's about an equal scenario. American football is simply too.

  3. Rolling Stones writer Steve Baltin:

    The important thing to remember is that an iconic band with a dedicated fan base -- they aren’t going to do anything simply for novelty, sure, it will serve a purpose on the record, which, featuring production by Ronson and Rodgers, will be awesome.

  4. José Ortega y Gasset:

    Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions.

  5. Republican Ben Carson:

    You know, if you were to talk to him, I'm sure he would tell you that vaccines are very, very important and have made a tremendous difference in our society, he's simply saying we don't want to be forced.

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