1 having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved; "a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance" [ant: complex]
2 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" [syn: elementary, uncomplicated, unproblematic]
3 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" [syn: bare(a), mere(a), simple(a)]
4 exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity; "childlike trust"; "dewy-eyed innocence"; "simple courtesy" [syn: childlike, wide-eyed, dewy-eyed]
6 (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions [syn: unsubdivided] [ant: compound]
7 not elaborate in style; unornamented; "a simple country schoolhouse"; "her black dress--simple to austerity"
1 any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
2 a person lacking intelligence or common sense [syn: simpleton]
EtymologyFrom French simple, from Latin simplex
- Rhymes: -ɪmpəl
- Hyphenation: sim·ple
- Having few parts or features; having no special features.
- 2001, Sydney I. Landau, Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of
Lexicography, Cambridge University Press (ISBN 0-521-78512-X), page
- There is no simple way to define precisely a complex arrangement of parts, however homely the object may appear to be.
- 2001, Sydney I. Landau, Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography, Cambridge University Press (ISBN 0-521-78512-X), page 167,
- Having no normal subgroup.
- Having no connected normal subgroup.
- Bulgarian: прост
- Chinese: (jiǎndān)
- Czech: jednoduchý
- Dutch: eenvoudig, simpel
- Esperanto: simpla
- Finnish: yksinkertainen (simppeli, slang)
- French: simple
- German: einfach, simpel
- Hungarian: egyszerű
- Italian: semplice
- Japanese: 簡単な (kantan na), 単純な (tanjun na)
- Korean: 간단한 (gandanhan)
- Sorani: ئاسان, ساکار
- Latin: simplex
- Novial: simpli
- Portuguese: simples
- Romanian: simplu
- Russian: простой
- Slovene: preprost, enostaven
- Spanish: simple
- Swedish: enkel
- Telugu: సరళమైన (saraLamaina)
- In the context of "jargon|medicine": A preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant.
- Spanish: simple
- SAMPA: /sE~pl/
- Un billet simple.
- A one-way ticket.
Simple may refer to:
- Simple (abstract algebra), an algebraic structure which in some sense cannot be divided by a smaller structure of the same type
- Simple living or voluntary simplicity, an alternative lifestyle to consumerism
- Simple Shoes, an American shoe brand, a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation
- Simples, a philosophical concept of objects without parts
- Jesse B. Semple, a character featured in many stories by American writer Langston Hughes
- Simple, a difficulty rating in Dance Dance Revolution
- SIMPLE_(microtechnology) may stand for Silicon Micromachining by single step Plasma Etching
- SIMPLE, a presence and instant messaging protocol suite
- SiMPLE, a programming language
- The SIMPLE algorithm, a numerical method for Computational fluid dynamics (Semi-Implicit Method for Pressure Linked Equations)
simple in German: SIMPLE
simple in French: Simple
simple in Russian: Simple
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