adjective, sim·pler, sim·plest.
- composed of only one substance or element: a simple substance.
- not mixed.
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Origin of simple
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Example sentences from the Web for simple
Angry Birds at its simplest was the same way, though you wanted to watch things collapse and explode.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Methane (chemical formula CH4) is one of the simplest hydrocarbons, which literally means “containing hydrogen and carbon.”
“Her paintings and paints in the palest colors, and simplest shapes, pretty much covered the studio,” Bradlee wrote.The Bizarre Tale of Ben Bradlee, JFK, and the Master Spy|Will Rahn|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I began with the simplest cost I could think of, the fee for some routine blood work I had scheduled for later that month.Despite ObamaCare, US Health System Still a Complete Mess|Molly Worthen|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It seems like the simplest way to use the data you collect about yourself is to present it in a kind of timeline.The Best Quantified Self Site You Haven’t Heard Of|Jamie Todd Rubin|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the simplest of these childish tricks is the invention of an excuse for not instantly obeying a command, as "Come here!"Children's Ways|James Sully
Thus among the huge mass of accumulated commodities the simplest wants would go unsatisfied.
Even the simplest services are performed with an almost ludicrous waste of energy.
He had the military trick of putting an emphatic order in the fewest and simplest words.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
The simplest form was the Doublette sounding the 15th and 22nd (the double and treble octave) of the note struck.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
British Dictionary definitions for simple
- (of a fraction) containing only integers
- (of an equation) containing variables to the first power only; linear
- (of a root of an equation) occurring only once; not multiple
- not divided into partsa simple leaf; a simple eye
- formed from only one ovarysimple fruit
Derived forms of simplesimpleness, noun
Word Origin for simple
Idioms and Phrases with simple
see pure and simple.