1. (a.) 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.

2. (a.) Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress.

3. (a.) Mere; not other than; being only.

4. (a.) Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true.

5. (a.) Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward.

6. (a.) Direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language.

7. (a.) Weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly.

8. (a.) Not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living.

9. (a.) Humble; lowly; undistinguished.

10. (a.) Without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf.

11. (a.) 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, a.

12. (a.) Homogenous.

13. (a.) Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; -- opposed to compound.

14. (a.) Something not mixed or compounded.

15. (n.) A medicinal plant; -- so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy.

16. (n.) A drawloom.

17. (n.) A part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.

18. (n.) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.

19. (v. i.) To gather simples, or medicinal plants.

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