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Definitions of simple

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity; "childlike trust"; "dewy-eyed innocence"; "simple courtesy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a person lacking intelligence or common sense Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (archaic) any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. not elaborate in style; unornamented; "a simple country schoolhouse"; "her black dress--simple to austerity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved; "a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. A simpleton. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Mere; not other than; being only. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Humble; lowly; undistinguished. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Homogenous. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  24. Something not mixed or compounded. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. A drawloom. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A feast which is not a double or a semidouble. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To gather simples, or medicinal plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; - opposed to compound. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A medicinal plant; - so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Single; not complex; undivided; not mixed or compounded; mere; as, a simple fact; plain; not luxurious; unadorned; sincere; natural; unaffected; direct; clear; as, simple language; of low rank or degree; weak in intellect; resulting from feeblemindedness; as, a simple answer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. That which is unmixed; a plant from which medicine is extracted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. Simpleness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. Simpler. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. Simplest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. 1. Plain, not complicated, not compound. 2. A medicinal herb. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  37. An original unmixed remedial agent. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  38. Single: undivided: resisting decomposition: elementary: homogeneous: open: unaffected: undesigning: true: clear: straightforward: artless: guileless: unsuspecting: credulous: not cunning: weak in intellect: silly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. Something not mixed or compounded: a medicinal herb. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. Simply. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Single; unmixed; mere; plain; unaffected; artless; weak in mind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. Something not compounded. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. Consisting of one thing; single; plain; unadorned; sincere; artless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. Silly; feeble minded. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. That which is simple. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. A medicinal plant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. Consisting of one thing; uncompounded; pure; plain; artless; unaffected; unadorned; not complex; silly; weak in intellect; unsuspecting; undivided; not decomposed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. Herbs that have a medicinal value. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  49. To gather simples or plants. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. Consisting of one thing; not combined; not compounded; not complicated; elementary; artless; harmless; unartificial; true to nature; unadorned; silly; shallow; in bot., not branching; not divided into separate parts, as simple fruits, those formed by one flower. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  51. Something not mixed or compounded; in med., a single herb or plant, or its particular virtue. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  52. Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; -- opposed to compound. mso.anu.edu.au
  53. A medicinal plant; -- so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy. mso.anu.edu.au
  54. 1. Early system on Datatron 200 series. Listed in CACM2(5):16 (May 1959).2. Simulation of Industrial Management Problems with Lots ofEquations. R.K. Bennett, 1958. Predecessor to DYNAMO, forIBM 704. foldoc_fs
  55. Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; opposed to compound. dictgcide_fs
  56. A medicinal plant; so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy. dictgcide_fs
  57. sim'pl, adj. single: undivided: resisting decomposition: elementary, undeveloped: plain, single, entire: homogeneous: open: unaffected: undesigning: true: clear: straightforward: artless: guileless: unsuspecting: credulous: not cunning: weak in intellect: silly: of mean birth--opposed to Gentle.--n. something not mixed or compounded: a medicinal herb: a simple feast--opposed to a double or semidouble.--v.i. to gather simples or medicinal plants.--adjs. SIM'PLE-HEART'ED, having a simple heart: guileless; SIM'PLE-MIND'ED, having a simple mind: unsuspecting: undesigning.--ns. SIM'PLE-MIND'EDNESS, the state or quality of being simple-minded: artlessness; SIM'PLENESS, the state or quality of being simple: artlessness: simplicity: folly; SIM'PLER, a gatherer of simples; SIM'PLESS (Spens.), simplicity; SIM'PLETON, a weak or foolish person.--adv. SIMPLIC'ITER, simply, not relatively.--ns. SIMPLIC'ITY, the state or quality of being simple: singleness: want of complication: openness: clearness: freedom from excessive adornment: plainness: sincerity: artlessness: credulity, silliness, folly; SIMPLIFIC[=A]'TION, the act of making simple.--adj. SIM'PLIFIC[=A]TIVE.--n. SIM'PLIFIC[=A]TOR, one who simplifies.--v.t. SIM'PLIFY, to make simple: to render less difficult: to make plain:--pa.t. and pa.p. sim'plified.--ns. SIM'PLISM, affected simplicity; SIM'PLIST, one skilled in simples.--adj. SIMPLIS'TIC.--adv. SIM'PLY, in a simple manner: artlessly: foolishly: weakly: plainly: considered by itself: alone: merely: solely. [Fr.,--L. simplex, the same--sim- (L. semel), root of plic[=a]re, to fold.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  58. [Latin] Single; not mixed nor compound; of medicines, containing only one main ingredient or containing no active ingredient, as S. syrup. S. ointment, S. cerate (see Syrup, etc.); of chemical substances, not made up of two or more other bodies, elementary, as S. body (= element); of tissues, composed of but one kind of tissue-elements; of membranes, organs, or growths, composed of a single tissue; of glands, cysts, tumors, or other structures, not made up of an aggregation of separable parts, undivided, unilocular or unilobular. S. apoplexy, apoplexy without visible lesion. S. atrophy, (a) atrophy in which the parts grow less in size, but not fewer in number; (b) atrophy in which there is wasting, but no degeneration; (c) atrophy of a hollow organ in which the cavity of the latter neither increases nor diminishes in size. S. fracture, a fracture not communicating with the external air. S. glaucoma (Glaucoma simplex), see Glaucoma. S. inflammation, inflammation (e. g., meningitis) in which there are neither pus nor specific inflammatory products such as tubercles or gummata. S. microscope, see Microscope. na
  59. Not compound, consisting of one element, all of one kind, involving only one operation or power, not divided into parts, not analysable, (s. sentence, without subordinate clauses; s. interest; a s. quantity, expressible by single number; induction by s. enumeration, based merely on random examples without selection or tests; s. addition, of numbers of one denomination; s. equation, not involving the second or any higher power of unknown quantity, cf. quadratic; s. machine, any of the mechanical powers; s. leaf, of one blade; s. pistil, of one carpel; s. eye of insect, ocellus; s. fracture, breaking of bone only, cf. compound; s. idea, that cannot be analysed into elements); not complicated or elaborate or adorned or involved or highly developed (the style is s. and devoid of ornament; s. diet; the s. life, practice of doing without servants& luxuries, attempt to return to more primitive conditions; the greatest works of art are the simplest; in s. beauty, unadorned; a s. form of pump; s. forms of life, creatures low in scale of evolution); absolute, unqualified, mere, neither more nor less than, just, (to give an infant alcohol is s. murder or madness; his s. word is as good as an oath; pretends to be no more than a s. gentleman; fee s.); plain in appearance or manner, unaffected, unsophisticated, ingenuous, natural, artless, (a s. person; s. attire; a s. heart or mind, whence simple-hearted, simple-minded, aa., simple-mindedness n.); foolish, ignorant, inexperienced, (am not so s. as to suppose); easily understood or done, presenting no difficulty, (gave a s. explanation; the problem is very s.; can be cured by a s. device); of low rank, humble, insignificant, trifling, (gentle& s.; her s. efforts to please); hence or cogn. simpleness (rare), simplicity, nn., simply adv. (N.) a herb used medicinally, the medicine made from it. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  60. be cut for the ss., undergo operation for cure of folly. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  61. Consisting of but one piece, series, etc. uncomplicated, e. g., s. fracture. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  62. Defective in intellect. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  63. As a n., in the pl., s's, medicinal plants. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  64. An erythematous inflammation of the mouth, especially of its mucous membrane, which occurs in patches, and may be due to heat, cold, irritation of the teeth, etc. It is also caused at times by gastric derangement. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  65. See Apprehension. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  66. n. Something not mixed or compounded;—a medicinal plant—so called because each vegetable is supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy. Cabinet Dictionary

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