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It Has 6 letters ( s i m p l e )         2 vowels ( i e )         4 consonants ( s m p l )         Word on the contrary elpmis

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From Middle English _simple_, from Old French and French _simple_, from Latin _simplex_ (“simple, literally 'onefold', as opposed to duplex, twofold, double”), from _sim-_ (“the same”) + _plicare_ (“to fold”): see same and fold. Compare single, singular, simultaneous, etc.

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

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* IPA(key): /ˈsɪmpəl/ * Rhymes: -ɪmpəl * Hyphenation: sim‧ple

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪmpəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɪmpəl
  • Hyphenation: sim‧ple

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English - Adjective

SIMPLE (_comparative_ SIMPLER, _superlative_ SIMPLEST) * Uncomplicated; taken by itself, with nothing added. * 1915, Emerson Hough, _The Purchase Price_, chapterI: “[…] We are engaged in a great work, a treatise on our river fortifications, perhaps? But since when did army officers afford the luxury of amanuenses in this SIMPLE republic? […]” * 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. * Without ornamentation; plain. * Free from duplicity; guileless, innocent, straightforward. * John Marston (ca.1576-1634) Full many fine men go upon my score, as SIMPLE as I stand here, and I trust them. * Lord Byron (1788-1824) Must thou trust Tradition's SIMPLE tongue? * Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) To be SIMPLE is to be great. * Undistinguished in social condition; of no special rank. * (now rare) Trivial; insignificant. * 1485, Thomas Malory, _Le Morte d'Arthur_, Book X: ‘That was a SYMPLE cause,’ seyde Sir Trystram, ‘for to sle a good knyght for seyynge well by his maystir.’ * (now colloquial) Feeble-minded; foolish. * (heading, technical) Structurally uncomplicated. * (chemistry) Consisting of one single substance; uncompounded. * (mathematics) Of a group: having no normal subgroup. * (botany) Not compound, but possibly lobed. * (zoology) Consisting of a single individual or zooid; not compound. _a SIMPLE ascidian_ * (mineralogy) Homogenous. * (obsolete) Mere; not other than; being only. * William Shakespeare (1564-1616) A medicine […] whose SIMPLE touch / Is powerful to araise King Pepin. SYNONYMS * (consisting of a single part or aspect): onefold * (having few parts or features): plain * See also Wikisaurus:easy ANTONYMS * (having few parts or features): complex, compound, complicated * (uncomplicated): subtle DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS

simple (comparative simpler, superlative simplest)

  1. Uncomplicated; taken by itself, with nothing added.
  2. Without ornamentation; plain.
  3. Free from duplicity; guileless, innocent, straightforward.
  4. Undistinguished in social condition; of no special rank.
  5. (now rare) Trivial; insignificant.
  6. (now colloquial) Feeble-minded; foolish.
  7. (heading, technical) Structurally uncomplicated.
    1. (chemistry) Consisting of one single substance; uncompounded.
    2. (mathematics) Of a group: having no normal subgroup.
    3. (botany) Not compound, but possibly lobed.
    4. (zoology) Consisting of a single individual or zooid; not compound.
      a simple ascidian
    5. (mineralogy) Homogenous.
  8. (obsolete) Mere; not other than; being only.

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Which the in categoryENGLISH - NOUN
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SIMPLE (_plural_ SIMPLES) * (medicine) A preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant. * 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, _Essays_, II.37: I know there are some SIMPLES, which in operation are moistening and some drying. * Sir W. Temple What virtue is in this remedy lies in the naked SIMPLE itself as it comes over from the Indies. * (obsolete) A term for a physician, derived from the medicinal term above. * (logic) A simple or atomic proposition. * (obsolete) Something not mixed or compounded. * Shakespeare compounded of many SIMPLES * (weaving) A drawloom. * (weaving) Part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom. * (Roman Catholic) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble. TRANSLATIONS

simple (plural simples)

  1. (medicine) A preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant.
  2. (obsolete) A term for a physician, derived from the medicinal term above.
  3. (logic) A simple or atomic proposition.
  4. (obsolete) Something not mixed or compounded.
  5. (weaving) A drawloom.
  6. (weaving) Part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.
  7. (Roman Catholic) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.


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SIMPLE (_third-person singular simple present_ SIMPLES, _present participle_ SIMPLING, _simple past and past participle_ SIMPLED) * (transitive, intransitive, archaic) To gather simples, ie, medicinal herbs. DERIVED TERMS * simpler * simplist * simplify

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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Which the in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* impels

Which the in categoryASTURIAN - ADJECTIVE
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Asturian - Adjective

SIMPLE (_epicene_, _plural_ SIMPLES) * simple (uncomplicated) SYNONYMS * cenciellu

simple (epicene, plural simples)

  1. simple (uncomplicated)

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Which the in categoryCATALAN - ETYMOLOGY
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Catalan - Etymology

From Latin _simplex_.

From Latin simplex.

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Catalan - Pronunciation

* (Eastern Catalan) IPA(key): [ˈsimpɫə] * (Western Catalan) IPA(key): [ˈsimpɫe]

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Catalan - Adjective

SIMPLE m, f (_masculine and feminine plural_ SIMPLES) * simple (uncomplicated) * single (not divided into parts) SYNONYMS * senzill DERIVED TERMS * fulla simple (“simple leaf”) * simplement (“simply”) RELATED TERMS * símplex (“simplex”) * simplicitat (“simplicity”) * ximple

simple m, f (masculine and feminine plural simples)

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

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Esperanto - Etymology

_simpl-_ + _-e_

simpl- + -e

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Esperanto - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈsimple/ * Hyphenation: sim‧ple

  • IPA(key): /ˈsimple/
  • Hyphenation: sim‧ple

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Esperanto - Adverb

SIMPLE * simply

simple

  1. simply

Which the in categoryFRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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French - Etymology

From Old French, borrowed from Latin _simplex_.

From Old French, borrowed from Latin simplex.

Which the in categoryFRENCH - PRONUNCIATION
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French - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /sɛ̃pl/

  • IPA(key): /sɛ̃pl/

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French - Adjective

SIMPLE (_masculine and feminine_, _plural_ SIMPLES) * simple * one-way _Un billet simple._ _A one-way ticket._

simple (masculine and feminine, plural simples)

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

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French - Noun

SIMPLE m (_plural_ SIMPLES) * one-way ticket * (baseball) single RELATED TERMS * aller simple * simplement * simplicité * simplifier

simple m (plural simples)

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

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Which the in categoryFRENCH - ANAGRAMS
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French - Anagrams

* emplis

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* “simple” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

Which the in categoryGALICIAN - ADJECTIVE
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Galician - Adjective

SIMPLE m, f (_plural_ SIMPLES) * simple

simple m, f (plural simples)

  1. simple

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Latin - Adjective

SIMPLE * vocative masculine singular of _simplus_

simple

  1. vocative masculine singular of simplus

Which the in categoryOLD FRENCH - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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Old French - Alternative Forms

* sinple

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Old French - Etymology

Borrowed from Latin _simplex_.

Borrowed from Latin simplex.

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Old French - Adjective

SIMPLE m, f (_plural_ SIMPLES) * innocent * mere; simple * honest; without pretense * peasant, pauper (attibutive) DESCENDANTS * English: simple * French: simple

simple m, f (plural simples)

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

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Which the in categoryROMANIAN - PRONUNCIATION
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Romanian - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): [ˈsim.ple]

  • IPA(key): [ˈsim.ple]

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Romanian - Adjective

SIMPLE * feminine plural nominative form of _simplu_ * feminine plural accusative form of _simplu_ * neuter plural nominative form of _simplu_ * neuter plural accusative form of _simplu_

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

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Spanish - Adjective

SIMPLE m, f (_plural_ SIMPLES) * simple * mere, uncomplicated, easy * single * insipid ANTONYMS * (simple): complejo * (uncomplicated): complicado

simple m, f (plural simples)

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

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Spanish - Noun

SIMPLE m, f (_plural_ SIMPLES) * simpleton, fool * (pharmacology, masculine only) simple

simple m, f (plural simples)

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

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Swedish - Adjective

SIMPLE * absolute definite natural masculine form of simpel.

simple

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of simpel.

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