easy: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ē'zē), [key]
— adj., adv., n. eas•i•er, eas•i•est,
  1. not hard or difficult; requiring no great labor or effort: a book that is easy to read; an easy victory.
  2. free from pain, discomfort, worry, or care: He led an easy life.
  3. providing or conducive to ease or comfort; comfortable: an easy stance; an easy relationship.
  4. fond of or given to ease; easygoing: an easy disposition.
  5. not harsh or strict; lenient: an easy master.
  6. not burdensome or oppressive: easy terms on a loan.
  7. not difficult to influence or overcome; compliant: an easy prey; an easy mark.
  8. free from formality, constraint, or embarrassment: He has an easy manner.
  9. effortlessly clear and fluent: an easy style of writing.
  10. readily comprehended or mastered: an easy language to learn.
  11. not tight or constricting: an easy fit.
  12. not forced or hurried; moderate: an easy pace.
  13. not steep; gradual: an easy flight of stairs.
    1. (of a commodity) not difficult to obtain; in plentiful supply and often weak in price.
    2. (of the market) not characterized by eager demand.
    1. (of a bilge) formed in a long curve so as to make a gradual transition between the bottom and sides of a vessel; slack.
    2. (of the run of a hull) having gently curved surfaces leading from the middle body to the stern; not abrupt.
  1. in an easy manner; comfortably: to go easy; take it easy.
  1. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter E.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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