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.