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The really simple approach to photography is a great balance to making the films.
Anton Corbijn

Meaning of "simple" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SIMPLE

Via Old French from Latin simplex plain.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SIMPLE

simple  [ˈsɪmpəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SIMPLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Simple can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SIMPLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of simple in the English dictionary

The first definition of simple in the dictionary is not involved or complicated; easy to understand or do. Other definition of simple is plain; unadorned. Simple is also consisting of one element or part only; not combined or complex.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SIMPLE


ample
ˈæmpəl
bedimple
bɪˈdɪmpəl
counterexample
ˈkaʊntərɪɡˌzɑːmpəl
crimple
ˈkrɪmpəl
crumple
ˈkrʌmpəl
dimple
ˈdɪmpəl
example
ɪɡˈzɑːmpəl
hippocampal
ˌhɪpəˈkæmpəl
oversimple
ˌəʊvəˈsɪmpəl
pimple
ˈpɪmpəl
resample
riːˈsɑːmpəl
rimple
ˈrɪmpəl
sample
ˈsɑːmpəl
semple
ˈsempəl
stemple
ˈstɛmpəl
subsample
ˈsʌbˌsɑːmpəl
temple
ˈtɛmpəl
trample
ˈtræmpəl
ultrasimple
ˌʌltrəˈsɪmpəl
wimple
ˈwɪmpəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SIMPLE

simperingly
simple division
simple equation
simple fraction
simple fracture
simple fruit
simple harmonic motion
simple interest
simple machine
simple majority
simple microscope
simple ordering
simple pendulum
simple sentence
Simple Simon
simple tense
simple time
simple vows
simple-hearted
simple-minded

WORDS THAT END LIKE SIMPLE

A-sample
B-sample
biased sample
blood sample
cample
dumple
ensample
fee simple
for example
free sample
frumple
Inner Temple
matched sample
Middle Temple
random sample
rumple
scrumple
stratified sample
uncrumple

Synonyms and antonyms of simple in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SIMPLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «simple» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of simple

Translation of «simple» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SIMPLE

Find out the translation of simple to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of simple from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «simple» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

简单的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

simple
570 millions of speakers

English

simple
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सरल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَسِيط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

простой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

simples
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সহজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

simple
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mudah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

einfach
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

簡単な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

단순한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Prasaja
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dễ hiểu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எளிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सोपे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

basit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

semplice
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prosty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

простий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

simplu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απλός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eenvoudige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

enkel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

enkel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of simple

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SIMPLE»

The term «simple» is very widely used and occupies the 943 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SIMPLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «simple» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «simple» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about simple

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10 QUOTES WITH «SIMPLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word simple.
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Katie Aselton
What I get really excited about are movies that I connect with emotionally. 'Deliverance' was on TV, and they don't really make movies like that anymore, just simple and scary. The truly scary thing is, 'I'm going to threaten your life, I'm going to threaten the people you love. What are you going to do about it?'
2
Michael Behe
The basic structure of proteins is quite simple: they are formed by hooking together in a chain discrete subunits called amino acids.
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Anita Brookner
Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography.
4
Paul Buchheit
We created the 'Like' feature in FriendFeed because I realized that people wanted an easy way to let others know that they saw what their friends posted and appreciated it. Putting in those simple little gestures is very powerful.
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Charles Bukowski
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
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Bo Burnham
I don't try to call myself a poet. But I know that my stuff is pretty literal, in that the themes are pretty simple and on the surface.
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Joseph Campbell
God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that.
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Anton Corbijn
The really simple approach to photography is a great balance to making the films.
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George Crook
It demonstrates to his simple mind in the most positive manner that we have no prejudice against him on account of his race, and that while he behaves himself he will be treated the same as a white man.
10
Trick Daddy
The main thing is to keep it simple, keep it real, be honest and pull no stunts. You can't forget where you started and came from.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SIMPLE»

Discover the use of simple in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to simple and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Theory of Simple Liquids
The third edition of Theory of Simple Liquids is an updated, advanced, but self-contained introduction to the principles of liquid-state theory.
Jean-Pierre Hansen, I.R. McDonald, 2006
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Simple Abundance
Restore serenity to daily endeavours. Delight in the everyday elegies of home and garden. Between the pages of this book, readers will learn how to nurture their own creativity, nourish their imaginations and celebrate their own styles.
Sarah Ban Breathnach, 2012
3
Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing ...
This second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple is an essential guide to breastfeeding that every new and expectant mom should own-a comprehensive resource that takes the mystery out of basic breastfeeding dynamics.
Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, 2010
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A Simple Guide to Spoken Tamil
This book A Simple Guide to Spoken Tamil will be helpful to many; to second and third generation Sri Lankans and South Indians living abroad wishing to be in touch with their mother tongue, and to tourists visiting the island of paradise.
Aloysius Aseervatham, 2011
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Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success
This book makes you a fly on the wall inside a conference room with Steve Jobs, and on the receiving end of his midnight phone calls.
Ken Segall, 2012
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10 Simple Solutions to Stress: How to Tame Tension and Start ...
These ten simple techniques--drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy, mind-body medicine, and positive psychology--can help anyone avoid anxiety-related problems and feel more vibrant and healthy by managing stress.
Claire Michaels Wheeler, 2007
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SEO Made Simple: Strategies for Dominating the World's ...
SEO Made Simple is the only resource on search engine optimization that you'll ever need. Learn the techniques that have a direct and significant impact on your website's ranking. This book is ranked #1 for a reason.
Michael H. Fleischner, 2011
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365 Simple Reminders: Ways to Keep Life Simple
A collection of sensible solutions and sage wisdom offers daily advice on how to manage the chaos created by any modern life, ranging from "Always sit down to eat" to "Beware of exercise equipment, fire your personal trainer, and go take a ...
Elaine St. James, 2000
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Physics Made Simple
Humorous illustrations and stories complete the text, making it not only easy but fun to learn this important science.
Christopher Gordon De Pree, Ph.D., 2010
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Colleen Stan: The Simple Gifts of Life
A fast thinking family member in Riverside may have copied down his vehicle tag number. What if the police knocked on his door on day looking for Colleen Stan? What if they searched the mobile home?
Jim B. Green, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SIMPLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term simple is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nicole Richie Opens Up About More Kids, Talks The Simple Life …
Nicole Richie is talking babies and A Simple Life! The House of Harlow fashion icon stopped by E! the other day to talk about the new season of her VH1 series ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
2
T-Mobile Adds Mexico, Canada to Simple Choice Plan
The company recently announced an expansion of its Simple Choice plan. The new plan could be of special interest to small business owners who travel to ... «Small Business Trends, Jul 15»
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T-Mobile's Simple Choice plans will soon include free roaming in …
Additionally, calls to and from Mexico or Canada are included in Simple Choice plans. T-Mobile even published a list of cities in Canada and Mexico where you ... «The Next Web, Jul 15»
4
T-Mobile Simple Choice Plans Updated With 21 GB Soft Cap on …
T-Mobile recently edited the fine print on its 4G LTE Simple Choice plans to notify customers that there's a 21 GB soft cap on data usage, reports TmoNews. «Mac Rumors, Jun 15»
5
Gaga opting for "simple and elegant" wedding dress
Lady Gaga is reportedly opting for a more low-key look for her wedding day to Taylor Kinney with a source describing the dress as "simple and elegant." Gaga ... «RTE.ie, Jun 15»
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Paris Hilton wants to bring The Simple Life back for a new series
Paris later went on to insist that she and Nicole are still friendly, but didn't mention whether she would also want to star in a new series of The Simple Life with ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jun 15»
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Simple Minds Performs "Don't You (Forget About Me)" at 2015 …
Not going to forget this night! Simple Minds performed the 1985 Breakfast Club theme song "Don't You (Forget About Me)" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards ... «Us Magazine, May 15»
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Review: Jim O'Rourke, 'Simple Songs'
Throughout a long and varied career, Jim O'Rourke has approached music the way a watchmaker might approach complications, the catch-all term for parts of a ... «NPR, May 15»
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T-Mobile brings Data Stash rollovers to Simple Choice prepaid …
T-Mobile USA has announced plans to bring Data Stash — a policy rolling over unused 4G data from each month — to new and existing Simple Choice prepaid ... «Apple Insider, Mar 15»
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Vonage Strengthens UCaaS Business Through Agreement to …
... communications services for consumers and businesses, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Simple Signal Inc. ("SimpleSignal"), ... «PR Newswire, Mar 15»

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