simple


simple
adj.
1 simple (sin componentes).
2 simple (sencillo, tonto).
3 simple, easy.
es muy simple, metes la moneda y ya está it's quite simple, all you have to do is insert the coin
4 mere (mero).
por simple estupidez through sheer stupidity
nos basta con su simple palabra his word is enough for us by itself
no le pedí más que un simple favor all I asked him for was a favor
5 prime (Mat).
f. & m.
simpleton (person).
* * *
simple
adjetivo
1 (gen) simple
2 (único) single, just one
con una simple llamada lo hubiera arreglado he could have settled it with just one phone call
3 (mero) mere
4 (persona) simple, simple-minded
nombre masulino o femenino
1 simpleton
nombre masculino
1 (tenis) singles plural
\
FRASEOLOGÍA
por simple descuido through sheer carelessness
* * *
adj.
1) mere
2) simple
* * *
1. ADJ
1) (=sin adornos) [peinado, objeto] simple; [vestido, decoración] plain
2) [método] simple, easy, straightforward
3) [antes de sustantivo] (=mero) mere

por simple descuido — through sheer carelessness

es cosa de una simple plumada — it's a matter of a mere stroke of the pen

somos simples aficionados — we're just amateurs

4) [antes de sustantivo] (=corriente) ordinary

es un simple abogado — he's only o just a solicitor

un simple soldado — an ordinary soldier

5) [persona] (=sin complicaciones) simple; (=crédulo) gullible; pey (=de pocas luces) simple-minded
6) (Ling, Quím) simple
7) (Bot) single
2.
SMF (=persona) simpleton
3.
SMPL pl simples (Tenis) singles; (Bot) simples
* * *
I
adjetivo
1)
a) (sencillo, fácil) <sistema/procedimiento> simple

no puede ser más simple — it couldn't be (any) simpler o more straightforward; llanamente

b) (Quím) <sustancia> simple
c) (Ling) <tiempo> simple
2) (delante del n) (mero) simple

es un simple resfriado — it's just a common cold

un simple soldado — an ordinary soldier

3) (tonto) simple, simple-minded

no seas simple — don't be silly

II
masculino y femenino simpleton
* * *
= mere, non-intellectual, pure [pure -comp., purest -sup.], sheer [sheerer -comp., sheerest -sup.], simple [simpler -comp., simplest -sup.], single, straight [straighter -comp., straightest -sup.], straightforward, unadorned, low-key [low key], schematic, simple-minded, uncluttered, unsophisticated, naked, unfussy, uncomplicated, uncomplicatedly, low-keyed, hassle-free, no-brainer.
Ex. Contextual logic or proximity operators: these are a useful means of searching for more than the mere occurrence of a term; they also permit the searcher to specify the context in which the term should appear in some sense or other.
Ex. The picture of the self-improvement-oriented readers contrasts sharply with the typical adult user who asks quite non-intellectual questions at the reference desk.
Ex. The notation used in DC is pure, and numbers.
Ex. The sheer bulk of the headings and the complexity of references structures is sufficient to confirm that a more systematic approach might prove fruitful.
Ex. Some simple measures of index effectiveness are introduced here so that it is possible to consider different indexing methods critically.
Ex. Equally important was the desire to achieve a single text.
Ex. Thus these indexes contain more entries than a straight KWIC index and are inclined to be relatively bulky.
Ex. Even in this apparently straightforward situation, complications can arise.
Ex. Concrete illustrations are always better than unadorned abstract description.
Ex. Activity is still low key, but will increase when the British Library puts up data bases on its own computer in 1977.
Ex. None of this is ever as schematic and neatly arranged, step-by-step, as my discussion of it here makes it seem = Nunca nada de esto es tan simple, bien ordenado y secuencial como lo hago parecer.
Ex. Granted the seemingly simple-minded examples that have been used, such as changing NEGROES to AFRO-AMERICANS and BLACKS, appear fairly straightforward.
Ex. Google, the search engine, became popular because of its efficiency, simple structure uncluttered by advertising and its non-commercial look and feel.
Ex. Here is a clear indication of the extent, during the eighteenth century, to which the unsophisticated reader lagged behind his middle class compatriots = Aquí tenemos una clara indicación del grado en el que, durante el siglo dieciocho, el lector normal iba por detrás de sus compatriotas de clase media.
Ex. Everything in this book is set down without reference to context, or author's intention, or the naked facts and figures, or the difference between one kind of writing and reading and another.
Ex. Above all the journal wishes to provide research and comment in a form that is easily and quickly understood: a fresh, rigorous, but unfussy, writing style is what is aimed for.
Ex. It is an example of an uncomplicated but practical and successful artificial intelligence application.
Ex. Children which lack reading experience should be presented with a sequence of shorter, very directly told, and uncomplicatedly structured books, rather than with denser and more subtle texts.
Ex. Overall, he provides a low-keyed, lucid account that, with its many-leveled approach, does more than justice to the complex themes it studies.
Ex. Cooking dry beans in the crockpot makes them relatively hassle-free.
Ex. Recycling is a no-brainer since it conserves our natural resources and reduces air pollution.
----
* a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
* búsqueda simple = simple search.
* de una forma simple = in a simple manner.
* de una manera simple = in a simple manner.
* hacerle la vida más simple a todos = simplify + life for everyone.
* interés simple = simple interest.
* las cosas no son tan simples como parecen = there's more to it than meets the eye.
* por simple curiosidad = (just) as a mater of interest, just out of interest.
* simple ciudadano, el = man-on-the-street, man in the street, the.
* simple mortal = lesser mortal.
* simple y llanamente = just plain, plainly and simply.
* tan simple como = with as little ado as.
* unidad simple = singleton.
* * *
I
adjetivo
1)
a) (sencillo, fácil) <sistema/procedimiento> simple

no puede ser más simple — it couldn't be (any) simpler o more straightforward; llanamente

b) (Quím) <sustancia> simple
c) (Ling) <tiempo> simple
2) (delante del n) (mero) simple

es un simple resfriado — it's just a common cold

un simple soldado — an ordinary soldier

3) (tonto) simple, simple-minded

no seas simple — don't be silly

II
masculino y femenino simpleton
* * *
= mere, non-intellectual, pure [pure -comp., purest -sup.], sheer [sheerer -comp., sheerest -sup.], simple [simpler -comp., simplest -sup.], single, straight [straighter -comp., straightest -sup.], straightforward, unadorned, low-key [low key], schematic, simple-minded, uncluttered, unsophisticated, naked, unfussy, uncomplicated, uncomplicatedly, low-keyed, hassle-free, no-brainer.

Ex: Contextual logic or proximity operators: these are a useful means of searching for more than the mere occurrence of a term; they also permit the searcher to specify the context in which the term should appear in some sense or other.

Ex: The picture of the self-improvement-oriented readers contrasts sharply with the typical adult user who asks quite non-intellectual questions at the reference desk.
Ex: The notation used in DC is pure, and numbers.
Ex: The sheer bulk of the headings and the complexity of references structures is sufficient to confirm that a more systematic approach might prove fruitful.
Ex: Some simple measures of index effectiveness are introduced here so that it is possible to consider different indexing methods critically.
Ex: Equally important was the desire to achieve a single text.
Ex: Thus these indexes contain more entries than a straight KWIC index and are inclined to be relatively bulky.
Ex: Even in this apparently straightforward situation, complications can arise.
Ex: Concrete illustrations are always better than unadorned abstract description.
Ex: Activity is still low key, but will increase when the British Library puts up data bases on its own computer in 1977.
Ex: None of this is ever as schematic and neatly arranged, step-by-step, as my discussion of it here makes it seem = Nunca nada de esto es tan simple, bien ordenado y secuencial como lo hago parecer.
Ex: Granted the seemingly simple-minded examples that have been used, such as changing NEGROES to AFRO-AMERICANS and BLACKS, appear fairly straightforward.
Ex: Google, the search engine, became popular because of its efficiency, simple structure uncluttered by advertising and its non-commercial look and feel.
Ex: Here is a clear indication of the extent, during the eighteenth century, to which the unsophisticated reader lagged behind his middle class compatriots = Aquí tenemos una clara indicación del grado en el que, durante el siglo dieciocho, el lector normal iba por detrás de sus compatriotas de clase media.
Ex: Everything in this book is set down without reference to context, or author's intention, or the naked facts and figures, or the difference between one kind of writing and reading and another.
Ex: Above all the journal wishes to provide research and comment in a form that is easily and quickly understood: a fresh, rigorous, but unfussy, writing style is what is aimed for.
Ex: It is an example of an uncomplicated but practical and successful artificial intelligence application.
Ex: Children which lack reading experience should be presented with a sequence of shorter, very directly told, and uncomplicatedly structured books, rather than with denser and more subtle texts.
Ex: Overall, he provides a low-keyed, lucid account that, with its many-leveled approach, does more than justice to the complex themes it studies.
Ex: Cooking dry beans in the crockpot makes them relatively hassle-free.
Ex: Recycling is a no-brainer since it conserves our natural resources and reduces air pollution.
* a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
* búsqueda simple = simple search.
* de una forma simple = in a simple manner.
* de una manera simple = in a simple manner.
* hacerle la vida más simple a todos = simplify + life for everyone.
* interés simple = simple interest.
* las cosas no son tan simples como parecen = there's more to it than meets the eye.
* por simple curiosidad = (just) as a mater of interest, just out of interest.
* simple ciudadano, el = man-on-the-street, man in the street, the.
* simple mortal = lesser mortal.
* simple y llanamente = just plain, plainly and simply.
* tan simple como = with as little ado as.
* unidad simple = singleton.

* * *
simple1
adjective
A
1 (sencillo, fácil) ‹sistema/procedimiento› simple
el mecanismo no puede ser más simple the mechanism couldn't be (any) simpler o more straightforward
la solución es muy simple the solution is very simple
es una dieta simple pero completa it's a simple but complete diet
2 (Quím) ‹sustancia› simple
3 (Ling) ‹tiempo› simple
B (delante del n) (mero) simple
un simple error puede causar un accidente a simple mistake can cause an accident
no es más que un simple resfriado it's just a common cold
era un simple soldado he was an ordinary soldier
vista2 (↑ vista (2))
C (tonto, bobo) simple, simple-minded
es muy simple, pero buena persona he's rather simple o simple-minded, but he's a nice person
no seas simple ¿no ves que así no haces nada? don't be silly o (BrE colloq) daft, can't you see you won't get anywhere like that?
simple2
masculine and feminine
simpleton
* * *

 

simple adjetivo
1 (sencillo, fácil) simple;
See also→ llanamente
2 (delante del n) (mero) simple;
el simple hecho de … the simple fact of …;

es un simple resfriado it's just a common cold;
un simple soldado an ordinary soldier
3 (tonto) simple, simple-minded
■ sustantivo masculino y femenino
simpleton
simple
I adjetivo
1 (sencillo) simple: estos ejercicios son muy simples, these exercises are very easy
una cámara de simple manejo, an easy-to-use camera
2 Ling Quím (no complejo, no compuesto) simple
oración simple, simple sentence
3 (mero, tan solo) mere, pure: somos simples espectadores, we are mere observers
fue simple casualidad, it was pure coincidence
pey es un simple secretario, he's just a secretary
4 (cándido, sin malicia) naive, innocent
pey (tonto) simple-minded, half-witted, foolish
II m (ingenuo, inocente) innocent, naive person
pey (simplón, tonto) simpleton, half-wit
'simple' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
babosa
- baboso
- bendita
- bendito
- boba
- bobalicón
- bobalicona
- bobo
- borrica
- borrico
- clavar
- compuesta
- compuesto
- hincapié
- idea
- lila
- llaneza
- mayoría
- pánfila
- pánfilo
- pardilla
- pardillo
- preferir
- sencilla
- sencillo
- simpleza
- triste
- vista
- hechura
- llanamente
- mero
- pretérito
- puro
- ya
English:
ago
- arithmetic
- dowdy
- gravestone
- mere
- naked
- plain
- simple
- simple interest
- simple-minded
- simple-mindedness
- single-spacing
- basic
- simply
- unsophisticated
* * *
simple
adj
1. [sencillo, tonto] simple
2. [fácil] easy, simple;
es muy simple, metes la moneda y ya está it's quite simple, all you have to do is insert the coin
3. [sin complicación] simple;
una decoración simple a simple decoration
4. [único, sin componentes] single;
dame una simple razón give me one single reason
5. [mero]
es un simple trabajador he's a simple o an ordinary worker;
no le pedí más que un simple favor I merely asked her a favour;
nos basta con su simple palabra his word is enough for us by itself;
por simple estupidez through sheer stupidity
6. Mat prime
7. Quím simple
8. Ling [verbo] simple
nmf
[persona] simpleton
* * *
simple
I adj
1 (fácil) simple
2 (mero) ordinary
II m/f simpleton
* * *
simple adj
1) sencillo: plain, simple, easy
2) : pure, mere
por simple vanidad: out of pure vanity
3) : simpleminded, foolish
simple n
: fool, simpleton
* * *
simple adj
1. (sencillo) simple
era un problema muy simple it was a very simple problem
2. (solamente) just
es un simple resfriado it's just a cold
con una simple llamada with just a phone call

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • simple — [ sɛ̃pl ] adj. et n. • déb. XII e; lat. simplex I ♦ (Personnes) 1 ♦ Qui agit selon ses sentiments, avec une honnêteté naturelle et une droiture spontanée. ⇒ 1. droit, 2. franc. Homme simple et bon. Une grande fille toute simple. « Un cœur simple… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • simple — 1. (sin pl ) adj. 1°   Qui n est point composé. Dieu, l âme sont des êtres simples. Idées simples. Mouvements simples. •   Certains rayons de lumière firent apercevoir à M. de Turenne qu il n y avait qu une vérité simple et indivisible qui ne se… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Simple — Sim ple, a. [Compar. {Simpler}; superl. {Simplest}.] [F., fr. L. simplus, or simplex, gen. simplicis. The first part of the Latin words is probably akin to E. same, and the sense, one, one and the same; cf. L. semel once, singuli one to each,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SiMPLE — (an acronym for SiMPLE Modular Programming Language Environment) is a programming development system that was created to provide easy programming capabilites for everybody, especially non professionals. History In 1995, Bob Bishop and Rich… …   Wikipedia

  • simple — (Del lat. simple, adv. de simplus). 1. adj. Sin composición. 2. Se dice de aquello que, pudiendo ser doble o estar duplicado, no lo es o no lo está. Simple muralla. 3. Sencillo, sin complicaciones ni dificultades. 4. Dicho de un traslado o de una …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • simple — sim·ple adj 1: oral or written but not under seal or of record 2: not extreme, aggravated, or complicated simple kidnapping 3: having no limitations or restrictions see also fee simple sim·ply adv …   Law dictionary

  • simple — adjetivo 1. Que es fácil de hacer: Dime un procedimiento simple para encender la calefacción. Sinónimo: sencillo. 2. Que no está muy recargado con adornos: La decoración es muy simple. Sinónimo: sencillo …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Simple — may refer to:In technology: *SIMPLE, a presence and instant messaging protocol suite *SiMPLE, a programming language *The Simple algorithm, a numerical method for Computational fluid dynamicsIn other uses: *Simple (abstract algebra), an algebraic …   Wikipedia

  • simple — adj 1 *pure, absolute, sheer Analogous words: elemental, *elementary: *single, sole Antonyms: compound: complex 2 *easy, facile, light, effortless, smooth Analogous words: clear, plain, distinct, obvious, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • SIMPLE — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda En informáticas, SIMPLE (Session Initiation Protocol for Instant Messaging and Presence Leveraging Extensions) es un protocolo de mensajería instantánea. Como Jabber, y en oposición a la mayoría de los programas de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • SIMPLE — (Session Initiation Protocol for Instant Messaging and Presence Leveraging Extensions)  набор профилей и расширений стандарта SIP, предназначенных для систем мгновенной передачи сообщений (IM) и уведомления о присутствии (Presence). Как и… …   Википедия


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.