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Simple meaning

simple - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress.
  4. 4. Mere; not other than; being only.
  5. 5. Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true.
  6. 6. Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward.
  7. 7. Direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language.
  8. 8. Weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly.
  9. 9. Not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living.
  10. 10. Humble; lowly; undistinguished.
  11. 11. Without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Homogenous.
  14. 14. Something not mixed or compounded.
  15. 15. A drawloom.
  16. 16. A part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.
  17. 17. A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.
  18. 18. To gather simples, or medicinal plants.
  19. 19. Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; - opposed to compound.
  20. 20. A medicinal plant; - so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy.
  21. 21. Simply.
  22. 22. Single; unmixed; mere; plain; unaffected; artless; weak in mind.
  23. 23. Something not compounded.

simple - examples of usage

  1. " I'm not going to step out of the engagement by the side door you've left open for me, you dear old simple thing. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. They talked of simple things. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. Then it's very simple." - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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