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  1. (adjective) Having few parts or features; having no special features.
  2. (adjective, colloquial) Feeble-minded.
  3. (adjective, mathematics, of a group) Having no normal subgroup.
  4. (adjective, mathematics, of a Lie group) Having no connected normal subgroup.
  5. (noun, medicine) A preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant.
  6. (noun, logic) A simple or atomic proposition
  7. (verb, transitive, intransitive, archaic) To gather simples, ie, medicinal herbs.
  8. (Anglo-Norman, Old French, adjective) innocent
  9. (Anglo-Norman, Old French, adjective) mere; simple
  10. (Anglo-Norman, Old French, adjective) honest; without pretense
  11. (Anglo-Norman, Old French, adjective) peasant, pauper (attibutive)
  12. (Catalan, adjective) simple (uncomplicated)
  13. (Catalan, adjective) single (not divided into parts)
  14. (Esperanto, adverb) simply
  15. (French, adjective) simple
  16. (French, adjective) one-way
  17. (French, noun) one-way ticket
  18. (French, noun, baseball) single
  19. (Galician, adjective) simple
  20. (Romanian, adjective) feminine plural nominative form of simplu.
  21. (Romanian, adjective) feminine plural accusative form of simplu.
  22. (Romanian, adjective) neuter plural nominative form of simplu.
  23. (Romanian, adjective) neuter plural accusative form of simplu.
  24. (Spanish, adjective) simple
  25. (Spanish, adjective) mere, uncomplicated, easy
  26. (Spanish, adjective) single
  27. (Spanish, adjective) insipid
  28. (Spanish, noun) simpleton, fool
  29. (Spanish, noun, pharmacology, masculine) simple

English[edit]

Most common English words: smile « walk « places « #709: simple » fresh » noble » appearance

Etymology[edit]

< Middle English simple < Old French and French simple < Latin simplex (simple, literally 'onefold', as opposed to duplex, twofold, double) < sim- (the same) + plicare (to fold): see same and ply. Compare single, singular, simultaneous, etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA: /ˈsɪmpl/
  • (file)
  • (file)
    Rhymes: -ɪmpəl
  • Hyphenation: sim‧ple

Adjective[edit]

simple (comparative simpler, superlative simplest)

  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. (colloquial) Feeble-minded.
  3. (mathematics, of a group) Having no normal subgroup.
  4. (mathematics, of a Lie group) Having no connected normal subgroup.

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Noun[edit]

Singular
simple

Plural
simples

simple (plural simples)

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

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Verb[edit]

Infinitive
to simple

Third person singular
simples

Simple past
simpled

Past participle
simpled

Present participle
simpling

to simple (third-person singular simple present simples, present participle simpling, simple past and past participle simpled)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, archaic) To gather simples, ie, medicinal herbs.

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Anglo-Norman[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin simplex

Adjective[edit]

simple m. and f. (plural simples)

  1. innocent
  2. mere; simple
  3. honest; without pretense
  4. peasant, pauper (attibutive)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin simplex.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Eastern Catalan) IPA: [ˈsimpɫə]
  • (Western Catalan) IPA: [ˈsimpɫe]

Adjective[edit]

simple m. and f. (plural simples, obsolete feminine simpla)

  1. simple (uncomplicated)
  2. single (not divided into parts)

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

simpl- + -e

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA: /ˈsimple/
  • Hyphenation: sim‧ple

Adverb[edit]

simple

  1. simply

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

simple (epicene, plural simples)

  1. simple
  2. one-way
    Un billet simple.
    A one-way ticket.

Noun[edit]

simple m. (plural simples)

  1. one-way ticket
  2. (baseball) single

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Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

simple m. and f. (plural simples)

  1. simple

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin simplex

Adjective[edit]

simple m. and f. (plural simples)

  1. innocent
  2. mere; simple
  3. honest; without pretense
  4. peasant, pauper (attibutive)

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA: [ˈsim.ple]

Adjective[edit]

simple

  1. feminine plural nominative form of simplu.
  2. feminine plural accusative form of simplu.
  3. neuter plural nominative form of simplu.
  4. neuter plural accusative form of simplu.

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

simple m. and f. (plural simples)

  1. simple
  2. mere, uncomplicated, easy
  3. single
  4. insipid

Noun[edit]

simple m. and f. (plural simples)

  1. simpleton, fool
  2. (pharmacology, masculine) simple