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Simple

Simple

WordNet



adjective


(1)   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"
(2)   Unornamented
"A simple country schoolhouse"
"Her black dress--simple to austerity"
(3)   Lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety
(4)   (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
(5)   Having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved
"A simple problem"
"Simple mechanisms"
"A simple design"
"A simple substance"
(6)   Exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity
"Childlike trust"
"Dewy-eyed innocence"
"Listened in round-eyed wonder"

noun


(7)   A person lacking intelligence or common sense
(8)   Any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
Wiktonary



Etymology


< < and < < + : see same and ply. Cf. single, singular, simultaneous, etc.

Adjective



  1. 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 167,
      There is no simple way to define precisely a complex arrangement of parts, however homely the object may appear to be.
  2. Feeble-minded.
  3. Having no normal subgroup.
  4. Having no connected normal subgroup.

Noun



  1. A preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant.
  2. A simple or atomic proposition

Verb



  1. To gather simples, ie, medicinal herbs.