Definitions for EASYˈi zi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

eas•yˈi zi(adj. and adv.)eas•i•er, eas•i•est.

  1. (adj.)requiring no great labor or effort; not hard or difficult.

  2. free from pain, discomfort, worry, or care:

    an easy mind.

  3. providing or conducive to ease or comfort; comfortable.

  4. easygoing; relaxed:

    an easy disposition.

  5. not harsh or strict; lenient.

  6. not burdensome or oppressive:

    easy terms on a loan.

  7. not difficult to influence or overcome; compliant:

    easy prey.

  8. free from formality, constraint, or embarrassment:

    an easy manner.

  9. effortlessly clear and fluent:

    an easy style of writing.

  10. not tight or constricting:

    an easy fit.

  11. not forced or hurried; moderate:

    an easy pace.

  12. not steep; gradual.

  13. not difficult to obtain; in plentiful supply and often weak in price.

    Category: Business

  14. (adv.)in an easy manner; easily; comfortably:

    to go easy; to take it easy.

    Category: Informal

Idioms for easy:

  1. take it or go easy on, to act with moderation in using or consuming: to treat with clemency:

    Take it easy on the popcorn.

    to go easy on a prisoner.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of easy:

1150–1200; ME aisie, esy < AF (a)eisie, OF aisié, aised, ptp. of aisier to ease

Princeton's WordNet

  1. easy(adj)

    posing no difficulty; requiring little effort

    "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma"

  2. easy, easygoing, leisurely(adj)

    not hurried or forced

    "an easy walk around the block"; "at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace"

  3. easy(adj)

    free from worry or anxiety

    "knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy"; "an easy good-natured manner"; "by the time the chsild faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words"

  4. easy(adj)

    affording pleasure

    "easy good looks"

  5. easy, gentle, soft(adj)

    having little impact

    "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"

  6. easy(adj)

    readily exploited or tricked

    "an easy victim"; "an easy mark"

  7. comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do(adj)

    in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich

    "they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards"; "easy living"; "a prosperous family"; "his family is well-situated financially"; "well-to-do members of the community"

  8. easy, gentle(adj)

    marked by moderate steepness

    "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope"

  9. easy(adj)

    affording comfort

    "soft light that was easy on the eyes"

  10. easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton(adj)

    casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

    "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"

  11. easy(adj)

    less in demand and therefore readily obtainable

    "commodities are easy this quarter"

  12. easy(adverb)

    obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally

    "easy money"

  13. easily, easy(adverb)

    with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily')

    "she was easily excited"; "was easily confused"; "he won easily"; "this china breaks very easily"; "success came too easy"

  14. slowly, slow, easy, tardily(adverb)

    without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')

    "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights"

  15. easy, soft(adverb)

    in a relaxed manner; or without hardship

    "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. easy(adjective)ˈi zi

    not difficult

    an easy question; Learning a new language isn't always easy.; It'd be easier for us to meet at my house.

  2. easyˈi zi

    relaxed and comfortable

    an easy life

  3. easyˈi zi

    indicates you do not mind what decision is made

    I'm easy where we go - you choose.

  4. easy(adverb)ˈi zi

    indicates sth is more difficult than it seems

    Finding new employees now will be easier said than done.

  5. easyˈi zi

    to treat sb kindly, not harshly

    Go easy on her - she's never done this before.

  6. easyˈi zi

    to relax

    a weekend at the beach taking it easy

  7. easyˈi zi

    indicates you want sb to calm down

    Take it easy - he's just trying to help!


  1. easy(Adverb)

    In a relaxed or casual manner

    After his illness, John decided to take it easy.

  2. easy(Adverb)

    In a manner without strictness or harshness.

    Jane went easier on him after he broke his arm.

  3. easy(Adverb)

    Used an intensifier for large magnitudes.

    This project will cost 15 million dollars, easy.

  4. easy(Adjective)

    Comfortable; at ease.

  5. easy(Adjective)

    Requiring little skill or effort, soft.

    The teacher gave an easy test to her students.

  6. easy(Adjective)

    Consenting readily to sex.

    She has a reputation for being easy; they say she's slept with half the senior class.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Easy(verb)

    at ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint

  2. Easy(verb)

    free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet; as, the patient is easy

  3. Easy(verb)

    free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as, an easy mind

  4. Easy(verb)

    free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth; as, easy manners; an easy style

  5. Easy(verb)

    not causing, or attended with, pain or disquiet, or much exertion; affording ease or rest; as, an easy carriage; a ship having an easy motion; easy movements, as in dancing

  6. Easy(verb)

    not difficult; requiring little labor or effort; slight; inconsiderable; as, an easy task; an easy victory

  7. Easy(verb)

    causing ease; giving freedom from care or labor; furnishing comfort; commodious; as, easy circumstances; an easy chair or cushion

  8. Easy(verb)

    not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; complying; ready

  9. Easy(verb)

    moderate; sparing; frugal

  10. Easy(verb)

    not straitened as to money matters; as, the market is easy; -- opposed to tight

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EASY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #717

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EASY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #625

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EASY' in Adjectives Frequency: #51

Translations for EASY

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not difficult

This is an easy job (to do).

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