Lexicon: silver – simultaneous

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silver, n. [OE, obscure origin.]

  1. Eloquence; beautiful words; elegant language; [fig.] poetry; literary verse; creative writing.
  2. Argent color.
  3. Melody; musical transcription; [fig.] scripture; sacred written text; [metaphor] lyric poetry; metrical verse.
  4. Seawater; shining expanse of ocean; [fig.] sky; heaven; [metaphor] eternity; infinity.

similar, adj. [OFr 'like, resembling'.]

  1. Parallel; analogous; looking alike.
  2. Interchangeable; kindred; looking alike although essentially different.
  3. Almost the same; of essentially the same nature.

similitude, n. [OFr < L. 'like'.]

Replica; duplicate; twin; likeness; counterpart; similar appearance.

simple (-er, -est), adj. [OFr < L. sem-, 'one' + -plicāre, 'fold'.]

  1. Small; less than ten; of little worth.
  2. Basic; primary; uncomplicated; not elaborate.
  3. Austere; severe; stark.
  4. Common; humble; lowly; modest; plain; unpretentious; undistinguished; unsophisticated; not royal; free from ostentation.
  5. Tiny; minor; capillary.
  6. Easy; somewhat bearable; not so difficult.
  7. Artless; innocent; seamless.
  8. Weak; childish; less experienced.
  9. Pure; clear; untainted.
  10. Regular; normal; prosaic; literal; expository; [fig.] non-poetic; non-metrical; non-lyrical.
  11. Fundamental; easy to recognize; hard to ignore.
  12. Maiden; smooth; unspoiled.
  13. Free; unencumbered; natural; unaffected; not artificial.
  14. Ordinary; not further distinguished in quality.
  15. Flat; one-sided; one-dimensional.
  16. Ignorant; foolish; unsuspecting.
  17. Undecorated; unadorned.
  18. Lone; single; solitary; by itself; with nothing added.

simple-hearted, adj. [see simple, adj. + heart, n.]

Innocent; guileless; naive; artless; childlike; ingenuous; [fig.] inexperienced; ignorant about death; possessing little or no knowledge.

simplicity, n. [OFr < L. 'simple'.]

  1. Candor; directness; authenticity; reality; freedom from artificiality.
  2. Humility; meekness; openness; willingness to share with others.
  3. Sincerity; genuineness; freedom from ostentation.
  4. Lowliness; insignificant position; lack of prestige; being undistinguished.
  5. Elegance; plain style; sermo humilis; lack of intellectual pretense.

simplify (simplified), v. [OFr < L. 'to make simple'.]

Demystify; understand; explain; interpret; translate; paraphrase; construe; parse; make sense of; reduce to rational terms.

simply, adv. [OFr < L. ' gently, nobly, simple-like'.]

  1. Merely; just; plainly; surely; quite clearly; without a doubt.
  2. Unconditionally; automatically; reflexively; without questioning.
  3. Only; uniquely; specifically; evidently; manifestly.

simulate, v. [L. 'to make like or imitate, counterfeit'.]

  1. Feign; fake; affect; dissemble; invent; contrive; counterfeit; sham; deceptively assume; make oneself appear to have.
  2. Imitate; mimic; copy; emulate; recreate in order to experience.
  3. Posture; pretend to be different from what one really is.
  4. Demonstrate; act out in order to educate others.

simultaneous, adv. [L. 'at the same time'.]

  1. Together; both.
  2. Coincidentally; concurrently.
  3. In tandem; at the same time.