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Si·mon

 (sī′mən), Herbert Alexander 1916-2001.
American economist. He won a 1978 Nobel Prize for his research into the decision-making process within economic organizations.
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Simon

(ˈsaɪmən)
n
1. (Bible) the original name of (Saint) Peter1
2. (Bible) New Testament
b. Also: Simon the Tanner a relative of Jesus, who may have been identical with Simon Zelotes (Matthew 13:55)
c. Also: Simon the Tanner a Christian of Joppa with whom Peter stayed (Acts of the Apostles 9:43)
3. (Biography) John (Allsebrook), 1st Viscount Simon. 1873–1954, British statesman and lawyer. He was Liberal home secretary (1915–16) and, as a leader of the National Liberals, foreign secretary (1931–35), home secretary (1935–37), Chancellor of the Exchequer (1937–40), Lord Chancellor (1940–45)
4. (Biography) (Marvin) Neil. born 1927, US dramatist and librettist, whose plays include Barefoot in the Park (1963), California Suite (1976), Biloxi Blues (1985), Lost in Yonkers (1990), and London Suite (1995): many have been made into films
5. (Biography) Paul. born 1941, US pop singer and songwriter. His albums include: with Art Garfunkel (born 1941), The Sounds of Silence (1966), and Bridge over Troubled Water (1970); and, solo, Graceland (1986), The Rhythm of the Saints (1990), and You're The One (2000)
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Si•mon

(ˈsaɪ mən; Fr. siˈmɔ̃ for 7 )

n.
1. the original name of the apostle Peter. Compare Peter 1 (def. 1).
2. ( “Simon the Canaanite” or “Simon the Zealot” ) one of the 12 apostles. Matt. 10:4; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15.
3. a relative, perhaps a brother, of Jesus: sometimes identified with Simon the Canaanite. Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3.
4. ( “Simon Magus” ) a Samaritan sorcerer who was converted by the apostle Philip. Acts 8:9–24.
5. ( “Simon Magus” ) fl. 2nd century A.D. ?, founder of a Gnostic sect and reputed prototype of the Faust legend: often identified with the Biblical Simon Magus.
6. Claude, born 1913, French novelist: Nobel prize 1985.
7. Herbert Alexander, born 1916, U.S. social scientist and economist: Nobel prize 1978.
8. Neil, born 1927, U.S. playwright.
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Noun1.Simon - one of the twelve Apostles (first century)Simon - one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
2.Simon - United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942)
3.Simon - United States playwright noted for light comedies (born in 1927)
4.Simon - United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in the development of cognitive science (1916-2001)
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Beside him was Simon Chekmar, his personal attendant, an old horseman now somewhat stiff in the saddle.
Simon marriage, and its curious termination, have long ceased to be a subject of interest in those exalted circles in which the unfortunate bridegroom moves.
'Simon,' said the locksmith gravely, 'how comes it that you return home at this time of night, and in this condition?
Simon Legree, Tom's master, had purchased slaves at one place and another, in New Orleans, to the number of eight, and driven them, handcuffed, in couples of two and two, down to the good steamer Pirate, which lay at the levee, ready for a trip up the Red river.
Simon, a typical French scientist, with glasses, a pointed brown beard, and a forehead barred with those parallel wrinkles which are the penalty of superciliousness, since they come through constantly elevating the eyebrows.
One of these was a Frenchman, whom they called Father Simon; another was a Portuguese; and a third a Genoese.
Several of the men spoke of old Simon Chester as one who knew everything in and about the house.
A hod-carrier told her that he had just seen the bird in Saint-Melaine, in Mother Simon's store.
[For description of Jaffa, see Universal Gazetteer.] Simon the Tanner formerly lived here.
if it is not Black Simon of Norwich!" cried Aylward.
It started, directly, in the London palace of Henry III, and was the result of a quarrel between the King and his powerful brother-in-law, Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester.
It must be the Mere Simon's son who has stolen them; I saw him strolling about here this morning.