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Simple

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Noun

1. simple

any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties

2. simple, simpleton

a person lacking intelligence or common sense

Adjective

3. simple

having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved

Example Sentences:
'a simple problem'
'simple mechanisms'
'a simple design'
'a simple substance'

4. elementary, simple, uncomplicated, unproblematic

easy and not involved or complicated

Example Sentences:
'an elementary problem in statistics'
'elementary, my dear Watson'
'a simple game'
'found an uncomplicated solution to the problem'

5. bare, mere, simple

apart from anything else; without additions or modifications

Example Sentences:
'only the bare facts'
'shocked by the mere idea'
'the simple passage of time was enough'
'the simple truth'

6. childlike, dewy-eyed, round-eyed, simple, wide-eyed

exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity

Example Sentences:
'childlike trust'
'dewy-eyed innocence'
'listened in round-eyed wonder'

7. dim-witted, simple, simple-minded

lacking mental capacity and subtlety

9. simple

unornamented

Example Sentences:
'a simple country schoolhouse'
'her black dress--simple to austerity'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Simple

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adjective
1. 
not involved or complicated; easy to understand or do
a simple problem
2. 
plain; unadorned
a simple dress
3. 
consisting of one element or part only; not combined or complex
a simple mechanism
4. 
unaffected or unpretentious
although he became famous, he remained a simple and well-liked man
5. 
not guileful; sincere; frank
her simple explanation was readily accepted
6. 
of humble condition or rank
the peasant was of simple birth
7. 
lacking in intelligence
8. (prenominal)
without additions or modifications; mere
the witness told the simple truth
9. (prenominal)
ordinary or straightforward
a simple case of mumps
10. chemistry
(of a substance or material) consisting of only one chemical compound rather than a mixture of compounds
11. mathematics
a. 
(of a fraction) containing only integers
b. 
(of an equation) containing variables to the first power only; linear
c. 
(of a root of an equation) occurring only once; not multiple
12. biology
a. 
not divided into parts
a simple leaf
a simple eye
b. 
formed from only one ovary
simple fruit
13. music
relating to or denoting a time where the number of beats per bar may be two, three, or four
noun archaic
14. 
a person lacking intelligence
15. 
a plant, esp a herbaceous plant, having medicinal properties

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Simple

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adjectiveWord forms: ˈsimpler or ˈsimplest
1. 
having or consisting of only one part, feature, substance, etc.; not compounded or complex; single
2. 
having few parts or features; not complicated or involved
a simple pattern
3. 
easy to do, solve, or understand, as a task, question, etc.
4. 
without additions or qualifications; mere; bare
the simple facts
5. 
a. 
not ornate; unembellished; unadorned
simple clothes
b. 
not luxurious or elegant; plain
simple tastes
6. 
pure; unadulterated
7. 
without guile or deceit; innocent; artless
8. 
a. 
without ostentation or affectation; natural
b. 
lacking sophistication; naive
9. 
of low rank or position
; specif.,
a. 
humble; lowly
b. 
common; ordinary
10. 
lacking significance; unimportant
11. 
a. 
having or showing little sense or reasoning ability; easily misled or deceived; stupid or foolish
b. 
uneducated or ignorant
12.  Botany
a. 
consisting of one piece; whole
b. 
not branched
c. 
developing from a single pistil or carpel
a simple fruit
13.  Chemistry
a. 
elementary
b. 
unmixed
14.  Law
unconditional; absolute
in fee simple
15.  Zoology
not divided into or made up of parts; not compounded
a simple eye
noun
16. 
a person who is ignorant or easily misled
17. 
something having only one part, substance, etc.
18.  Archaic
a. 
a medicinal herb
b. 
a medicine made from such a plant
19.  Archaic
a person of humble position

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Simple

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adj. sim·pler, sim·plest
1.
a. Having few parts or features; not complicated or elaborate: a house with a simple floor plan.
b. Easy to understand, do, or carry out: a simple set of instructions; a simple chore. See Synonyms at easy.
c. Having or composed of only one thing, element, or part: a simple chemical substance.
d. Being without additions or modifications; mere: a simple "yes" or "no."
e. Biology Having no divisions or branches; not compound: a simple leaf; a simple eye or lens.
f. Music Being without figuration or elaboration: a simple tone.
2.
a. Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned: a simple dress. See Synonyms at plain.
b. Not characterized by luxury or elaborate commitments: simple living.
3.
a. Not pretentious, guileful, or deceitful; humble or sincere: a simple child; told us about his achievement in the simplest manner.
b. Having or showing little intelligence, education, or experience: simple people who have trouble understanding health regulations. See Synonyms at naive.
c. Lowly in condition or rank: a simple woodcutter.
n.
Archaic
A medicinal plant or the medicine obtained from it.

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