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Meaning of SIMPLE

Pronunciation:  'simpul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person lacking intelligence or common sense
  2. [n]  (archaic) any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
  3. [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"
  4. [adj]  not elaborate in style; unornamented; "a simple country schoolhouse"; "her black dress--simple to austerity"
  5. [adj]  lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety
  6. [adj]  (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
  7. [adj]  having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved; "a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance"
  8. [adj]  exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity; "childlike trust"; "dewy-eyed innocence"; "simple courtesy"

SIMPLE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: acerate, acerose, acicular, acuminate, apiculate, arrow-shaped, bladelike, caudate, childlike, cordate, cuneate, deltoid, dewy-eyed, dim-witted, dolabrate, dolabriform, easy, elemental, elementary, elliptic, elongate, ensiform, fiddle-shaped, half-witted, hastate, heart-shaped, kidney-shaped, lancelike, lanceolate, linear, lyrate, naif, naive, needlelike, needle-shaped, oblanceolate, oblong, obovate, obtuse, orbicular, orbiculate, ovate, oversimplified, pandurate, panduriform, peltate, perfoliate, plain, reniform, retarded, sagittate, sagittiform, shield-shaped, simple-minded, simpleton, simplex, simplified, simplistic, spatula-shaped, spatulate, spearhead-shaped, swordlike, sword-shaped, ultimate, unanalyzable, uncomplicated, undecomposable, unlobed, unproblematic, unsophisticated, unsubdivided, wedge-shaped, wide-eyed
 Antonyms: complex, compound
 See Also: blockhead, bonehead, boob, booby, changeling, cretin, dimwit, dolt, doofus, dope, dullard, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, dunderhead, fool, forgetful person, fuckhead, half-wit, hammerhead, herb, herbaceous plant, human, idiot, idiot savant, imbecile, individual, knucklehead, lame, loggerhead, lunkhead, moron, mortal, muggins, muttonhead, nincompoop, ninny, nitwit, numskull, person, pinhead, poop, poor fish, pudden-head, pudding head, retard, sap, saphead, scatterbrain, sheep, shithead, simple, smooth, somebody, someone, soul, space cadet, square, stupid, stupid person, subnormal, tomfool, twerp, twirp, twit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sim"ple\, a. [Compar. {Simpler}; superl. {Simplest}.]
    [F., fr. L. simplus, or simplex, gen. simplicis. The first
    part of the Latin words is probably akin to E. same, and the
    sense, one, one and the same; cf. L. semel once, singuli one
    to each, single. Cg. {Single}, a., {Same}, a., and for the
    last part of the word cf. {Double}, {Complex}.]
    1. 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.
    2. Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress. ``Simple truth.''
       --Spenser. ``His simple story.'' --Burns.
    3. Mere; not other than; being only.
             A medicine . . . whose simple touch Is powerful to
             araise King Pepin.                    --Shak.
    4. Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity;
       undesigning; sincere; true.
             Full many fine men go upon my score, as simple as I
             stand here, and I trust them.         --Marston.
             Must thou trust Tradition's simple tongue? --Byron.
             To be simple is to be great.          --Emerson.
    5. Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural;
       inartificial;; straightforward.
             In simple manners all the secret lies. --Young.
    6. Direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical;
       as, a simple statement; simple language.
    7. Weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate
       understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly. ``You
       have simple wits.'' --Shak.
             The simple believeth every word; but the prudent man
             looketh well to his going.            --Prov. xiv.
    8. Not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple
       diet; a simple way of living.
             Thy simple fare and all thy plain delights.
    9. Humble; lowly; undistinguished.
             A simple husbandman in garments gray. --Spenser.
             Clergy and laity, male and female, gentle and simple
             made the fuel of the same fire.       --Fuller.
    10. (BOt.) Without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a
        simple leaf.
    11. (Chem.) 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.
    Note: A simple body is one that has not as yet been
          decomposed. There are indications that many of our
          simple elements are still compound bodies, though their
          actual decomposition into anything simpler may never be
    12. (Min.) Homogenous.
    13. (Zo["o]l.) Consisting of a single individual or zooid;
        as, a simple ascidian; -- opposed to compound.
    {Simple contract} (Law), any contract, whether verbal or
       written, which is not of record or under seal. --J. W.
       Smith. --Chitty.
    {Simple equation} (Alg.), an eqyation containing but one
       unknown quantity, and that quantity only in the first
    {Simple eye} (Zo["o]l.), an eye having a single lens; --
       opposed to {compound eye}.
    {Simple interest}. See under {Interest}.
    {Simple larceny}. (Law) See under {Larceny}.
    {Simple obligation} (Rom. Law), an obligation which does not
       depend for its execution upon any event provided for by
       the parties, or is not to become void on the happening of
       any such event. --Burrill.
    Syn: Single; uncompounded; unmingled; unmixed; mere;
         uncombined; elementary; plain; artless; sincere;
         harmless; undesigning; frank; open; unaffected;
         inartificial; unadorned; credulous; silly; foolish;
         shallow; unwise.
    Usage: {Simple}, {Silly}. One who is simple is sincere,
           unaffected, and inexperienced in duplicity, -- hence
           liable to be duped. A silly person is one who is
           ignorant or weak and also self-confident; hence, one
           who shows in speech and act a lack of good sense.
           Simplicity is incompatible with duplicity, artfulness,
           or vanity, while silliness is consistent with all
           three. Simplicity denotes lack of knowledge or of
           guile; silliness denotes want of judgment or right
           purpose, a defect of character as well as of
                 I am a simple woman, much too weak To oppose
                 your cunning.                     --Shak.
                 He is the companion of the silliest people in
                 their most silly pleasure; he is ready for every
                 impertinent entertainment and diversion. --Law.
  2. \Sim"ple\, n. [F. See {Simple}, a.]
    1. Something not mixed or compounded. ``Compounded of many
       simples.'' --Shak.
    2. (Med.) A medicinal plant; -- so called because each
       vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue,
       and therefore to constitute a simple remedy.
             What virtue is in this remedy lies in the naked
             simple itself as it comes over from the Indies.
                                                   --Sir W.
    3. (Weaving)
       (a) A drawloom.
       (b) A part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a
    4. (R. C. Ch.) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.
  3. \Sim"ple\, v. i.
    To gather simples, or medicinal plants.
          As simpling on the flowery hills she [Circe] strayed.
Computing Dictionary

1. Early system on Datatron 200 series. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).

2. Simulation of Industrial Management Problems with Lots of Equations. R.K. Bennett, 1958. Predecessor to DYNAMO, for IBM 704.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Undivided; of a leaf, not divided into leaflets; of a hair or an inflorescence, not branched.