—adj. - of the anthropoid apes.
- like an ape or monkey. —n. Ape or monkey. [latin simia ape]
n. - esp. Poetical comparison of one thing with another using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’ (e.g. As brave as a lion).
- use of this. [latin, neuter of similis like]
—v. - bubble or boil gently.
- be in a state of suppressed anger or excitement. —n. Simmering condition. simmer down become less agitated. [perhaps imitative]
cake n. Rich fruit cake, usu. With a marzipan layer and decoration, eaten esp. At easter. [latin simila fine flour]
n. Buying or selling of ecclesiastical privileges. [from simon magus (acts 8:18)]
n. Hot dry dust-laden desert wind. [arabic]
—v. - smile in a silly or affected way.
- express by or with simpering. —n. Such a smile. [origin unknown]
adj. (simpler, simplest) 1 understood or done easily and without difficulty.
- not complicated or elaborate; plain.
- not compound or complex.
- absolute, unqualified, straightforward (the simple truth).
- foolish; gullible, feeble-minded. simpleness n. [latin simplus]
- fracture n. Fracture of the bone only without a wound.
- interest n. Interest payable on a capital sum only.
adv. - in a simple manner.
- absolutely (simply astonishing).
- merely (was simply trying to please).
adj. Committing or involving sin. sinfully adv. Sinfulness n.