Having appeal; attractive.
, author=Michael Riordan
, title=Tackling Infinity
, volume=100, issue=1, page=86
, passage=Some of the most beautiful and thus appealing
physical theories, including quantum electrodynamics and quantum gravity, have been dogged for decades by infinities that erupt when theorists try to prod their calculations into new domains. Getting rid of these nagging infinities has probably occupied far more effort than was spent in originating the theories.}}
, date=September 7
, author=Dominic Fifield
, title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova
, work=The Guardian
, passage=Those were all landmark moments to cherish. Just as appealing
was the manner in which Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Milner cut swathes down either flank, albeit through flustered full-backs who had looked poorly positioned and horribly jittery from the start. }}
The act of making an appeal.
* 1866 , Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for independence
- The fair creature abandoned her position, and in the midst of her bitter tears and pathetic appealings , which my sense of duty alone enabled me to resist, I bore my prisoner off.
Uncomplicated; taken by itself, with nothing added.
*:“[…] We are engaged in a great work, a treatise on our river fortifications, perhaps? But since when did army officers afford the luxury of amanuenses in this simple republic?”
*2001 , Sydney I. Landau, Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography , Cambridge University Press (ISBN 0-521-78512-X), page 167,
*:There is no simple way to define precisely a complex arrangement of parts, however homely the object may appear to be.
Without ornamentation; plain.
Free from duplicity; guileless, innocent, straightforward.
*:Full many fine men go upon my score, as simple as I stand here, and I trust them.
*(Lord Byron) (1788-1824)
*:Must thou trust Tradition's simple tongue?
*(Ralph Waldo Emerson) (1803-1882)
*:To be simple is to be great.
Undistinguished in social condition; of no special rank.
*1485 , (Thomas Malory), (w, Le Morte d'Arthur) , Book X:
*:‘That was a symple cause,’ seyde Sir Trystram, ‘for to sle a good knyght for seyynge well by his maystir.’
#(lb) Consisting of one single substance; uncompounded.
#(lb) Of a group: having no normal subgroup.
#(lb) Not compound, but possibly lobed.
#(lb) Consisting of a single individual or zooid; not compound.
(lb) Mere; not other than; being only.
*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
*:A medicinewhose simple touch / Is powerful to araise King Pepin.
* (consisting of a single part or aspect) onefold
* (having few parts or features) plain
* See also
* (having few parts or features) complex, compound, complicated
* (uncomplicated) subtle
* fee simple
* future simple
* past simple
* plain and simple
* present simple
* pure and simple
* simple beam
* simple connectivity
* simple contract
* simple dislocation
* simple equation
* simple extension
* simple eye
* simple fraction
* simple fracture
* simple fruit
* simple function
* simple future
* simple group
* simple harmonic motion
* simple interest
* simple leaf
* simple linear regression
* simple machine
* simple mastectomy
* simple microscope
* simple past
* simple pendulum
* simple pistil
* simple pole
* simple present
* simple protein
* simple regression
* simple sentence
* Simple Simon
* simple sugar
* simple syrup
* simple time
* simple trust
(medicine) A preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant.
*:I know there are some simples , which in operation are moistening and some drying.
*Sir W. Temple
*:What virtue is in this remedy lies in the naked simple itself as it comes over from the Indies.
(obsolete) A term for a physician, derived from the medicinal term above.
(logic) A simple or atomic proposition.
(obsolete) Something not mixed or compounded.
*:compounded of many simples
(weaving) A drawloom.
(weaving) Part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.
(Roman Catholic) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.
(transitive, intransitive, archaic) To gather simples, ie, medicinal herbs.