Meaning of SIMPLE in English

SIMPLE

adj humble; lowly; undistinguished.

2. simple ·adj a drawloom.

3. simple ·adj mere; not other than; being only.

4. simple ·adj homogenous.

5. simple ·adj something not mixed or compounded.

6. simple ·adj plain; unadorned; as, simple dress.

7. simple ·vi to gather simples, or medicinal plants.

8. simple ·adj a feast which is not a double or a semidouble.

9. simple ·adj a part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.

10. simple ·adj without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf.

11. simple ·adj not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true.

12. simple ·adj artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward.

13. simple ·adj not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living.

14. simple ·adj consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian;

— opposed to compound.

15. simple ·adj direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language.

xvi. simple ·adj weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly.

xvii. simple ·adj a medicinal plant;

— so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy.

xviii. simple ·adj 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, ·adj.

xix. simple ·adj 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 English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.