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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019 eas•y /ˈizi/
USA pronunciation adj. and adv., eas•i•er, eas•i•est. adj.
requiring no great labor or effort: The teacher gave us an easy assignment. The assignment was easy to do. [be + ~ + to + verb ]
free from pain or care: an easy mind.
providing ease or comfort: With all that money, he's always had an easy life.
easygoing; relaxed: an easy manner. [before a noun ]
not harsh or strict; lenient: an easy teacher.
not burdensome; not oppressive: easy terms on a loan. Idioms
easy does it, (used as a command or suggestion) be careful: Easy does it when you lift the refrigerator. take it easy
or go easy:
to not work too hard: The doctor advised me to take it easy. to not go too fast, or not act with too much excitement: Take it easy, the speed limit is only 30 mph here.
easy is an adjective, ease is a noun and a verb, easily is an adverb, easiness is a noun: That was easy homework. He did the homework with ease. He eased into his chair. He easily finished the homework. He was surprised by the easiness of the assignment. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019 eas•y
(ē ′zē), USA pronunciation adj., eas•i•er, eas•i•est, adv., n. adj.
not hard or difficult; requiring no great labor or effort: a book that is easy to read; an easy victory.
free from pain, discomfort, worry, or care: He led an easy life.
providing or conducive to ease or comfort; comfortable: an easy stance; an easy relationship.
fond of or given to ease; easygoing: an easy disposition.
not harsh or strict; lenient: an easy master.
not burdensome or oppressive: easy terms on a loan.
not difficult to influence or overcome; compliant: an easy prey; an easy mark.
free from formality, constraint, or embarrassment: He has an easy manner.
effortlessly clear and fluent: an easy style of writing.
readily comprehended or mastered: an easy language to learn.
not tight or constricting: an easy fit.
not forced or hurried; moderate: an easy pace.
not steep; gradual: an easy flight of stairs.
(of a commodity) not difficult to obtain; in plentiful supply and often weak in price. (of the market) not characterized by eager demand.
Naval Terms(of a bilge) formed in a long curve so as to make a gradual transition between the bottom and sides of a vessel; slack. Naval Terms(of the run of a hull) having gently curved surfaces leading from the middle body to the stern; not abrupt. adv.
Informal Termsin an easy manner; comfortably: to go easy; take it easy. n.
Telecommunicationsa word formerly used in communications to represent the letter E.
eas ′y•like′, adj.
Anglo-French ( a) eisie, Old French aisié, aised, past participle of aisier to ease Middle English aisie, esy 1150–1200
2. tranquil, untroubled, comfortable, contented, quiet. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 8. smooth, unconstrained. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
1. difficult. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 2. agitated. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 3. uncomfortable. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
easy / ˈiːzɪ/ adj ( ) easier, easiest not requiring much labour or effort; not difficult; simple free from pain, care, or anxiety not harsh or restricting; lenient: easy laws tolerant and undemanding; easy-going: an easy disposition readily influenced or persuaded; pliant: she was an easy victim of his wiles not tight or constricting; loose: an easy fit not strained or extreme; moderate; gentle: an easy pace, an easy ascent informal ready to fall in with any suggestion made; not predisposed: he is easy about what to do slang sexually available adv informal in an easy or relaxed manner easy does it ⇒ informal go slowly and carefully; be careful go easy on ⇒ to use in moderation stand easy ⇒ a command to soldiers standing at ease that they may relax further take it easy ⇒ to avoid stress or undue hurry to remain calm; not become agitated or angry Etymology: 12 th Century: from Old French aisié, past participle of aisier to relieve, ease
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