What does easy mean?

Definitions for easy
ˈi zieasy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word easy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. easyadjective

    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, leisurelyadjective

    not hurried or forced

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

  3. easyadjective

    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. easyadjective

    affording pleasure

    "easy good looks"

  5. easy, gentle, softadjective

    having little impact

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

  6. easyadjective

    readily exploited or tricked

    "an easy victim"; "an easy mark"

  7. comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-doadjective

    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, gentleadjective

    marked by moderate steepness

    "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope"

  9. easyadjective

    affording comfort

    "soft light that was easy on the eyes"

  10. easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wantonadjective

    casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

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

  11. easyadjective

    less in demand and therefore readily obtainable

    "commodities are easy this quarter"

  12. easyadverb

    obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally

    "easy money"

  13. easily, easyadverb

    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, tardilyadverb

    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, softadverb

    in a relaxed manner; or without hardship

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


  1. easyadverb

    In a relaxed or casual manner

    After his illness, John decided to take it easy.

  2. easyadverb

    In a manner without strictness or harshness.

    Jane went easier on him after he broke his arm.

  3. easyadverb

    Used an intensifier for large magnitudes.

    This project will cost 15 million dollars, easy.

  4. easyadjective

    Comfortable; at ease.

  5. easyadjective

    Requiring little skill or effort, soft.

    The teacher gave an easy test to her students.

  6. easyadjective

    Consenting readily to sex.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Easyadjective

    Etymology: from ease.

    The service of God, in the solemn assembly of saints, is a work, though easy, yet withal very weighty, and of great respect. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 31.

    There is a slave, whose easy-borrow’d pride
    Dwells in the fickle grace of her he follows. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    How much it is in every one’s power to make resolutions to himself, such as he may keep, is easy for every one to try. John Locke.

    The whole island was probably cut into several easy ascents, and planted with variety of palaces. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    Those that are easy in their conditions, or their minds, refuse often to enter upon publick charges and employment. William Temple.

    Keep their thoughts easy and free, the only temper wherein the mind is capable of receiving new informations. John Locke.

    A marriage of love is pleasant, a marriage of interest easy, and a marriage where both meet happy. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 42.

    A man should direct all his studies and endeavours at making himself easy now, and happy hereafter. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    We plainly feel whether at this instant we are easy or uneasy, happy or miserable. George Smalridge, Sermons.

    Baited with reasons not unplausible,
    Win me into the easy hearted man,
    And hug him into snares. John Milton.

    With such deceits he gain’d their easy hearts,
    Too prone to credit his persidious arts. John Dryden, Æn.

    The kindest father I have ever found him,
    Easy and good, and bounteous to my wishes. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    Another part, in squadrons and gross bands,
    On bold adventure to discover wide
    That dismal world, if any clime perhaps
    Might yield them easier habitation. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    Pleasure has been the bus’ness of my life,
    And every change of fortune easy to me,
    Because I still was easy to myself. John Dryden, Don Sebastian.

    Pity and he are one;
    So merciful a king did never live,
    Loth to revenge, and easy to forgive. John Dryden, Span. Fryar.

    They should be allowed each of them such a rent as would make them easy. Jonathan Swift, Arg. against abolishing Christianity.

    Those move easiest that have learn’d to dance. Alexander Pope.

    Praise the easy vigour of a line,
    Where Denham’s strength, and Waller’s sweetness join. Alexander Pope.


  1. Easy

    Easy is a song by Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello from her second studio album Romance (2019). It was released as the fourth single from the album on October 11, 2019, a week after her third single "Cry for Me". Cabello co-wrote the song with Justin Tranter and its producers John Hill, Louis Bell, Frank Dukes, Carter Lang, and Westen Weiss. "Easy" debuted in the top 100 of several countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK, Slovakia, and Ireland. Although it did not enter the US Billboard Hot 100, it debuted at number ten on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.


  1. easy

    Easy is an adjective that describes something as not difficult or demanding. It suggests that a task or situation can be accomplished or understood without much effort, complexity, or struggle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Easyverb

    at ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint

  2. Easyverb

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

  3. Easyverb

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

  4. Easyverb

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

  5. Easyverb

    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. Easyverb

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

  7. Easyverb

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

  8. Easyverb

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

  9. Easyverb

    moderate; sparing; frugal

  10. Easyverb

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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. easy

    Lower gently. A ship not labouring in a sea.--Taking it easy. Neglecting the duty. "Not so violent."

Editors Contribution

  1. easy

    Requiring moderate effort.

    She affirmed to her manager that all tasks currently being asked of her were easy to achieve and would be complete by the agreed completion date.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 29, 2015  

Suggested Resources

  1. EASY

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. EASY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Easy is ranked #94730 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Easy surname appeared 193 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Easy.

    80.8% or 156 total occurrences were Black.
    10.8% or 21 total occurrences were White.
    5.7% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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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

Anagrams for easy »

  1. saye

  2. ayes

  3. yeas

  4. eyas

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of easy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of easy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of easy in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Lamar:

    It’s not semiconductors. These factories are relatively easy to set up. we urge the full and immediate restoration of democratic rights and institutions.

  2. Mauro Ferrari:

    If we can truly cure the nastiest of cancers, we have the responsibility to do so not because it’s easy but because it’s hard, if we do, I’m confident the generation of my children will see an end to cancer deaths.

  3. Sir Philip Sidney:

    The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.

  4. Amy Yorke:

    It’s a very easy measure, Just like they track my height and weight, there should be a conversation about how strong you are.

  5. Fernando Alonso:

    Today is not an easy one for Fernando Alonso, because even if I always look to the future with great enthusiasm and determination, at the end of this season Fernando Alonso journey as a Scuderia Ferrari driver will come to an end, It was a difficult decision to take, but a carefully considered one and from start to finish, my love for Scuderia Ferrari was a prime consideration. .

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    A squashy
    B handsome
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