What does easy mean?

Definitions for easy
ˈi zieasy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word easy.

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)


  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

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 little 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  

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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. ayes

  2. eyas

  3. saye

  4. yeas

How to pronounce easy?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say easy in sign language?

  1. easy


  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. Bill Wilson, Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous:

    easy does it

  2. Harry Gottleib:

    He got off easy.

  3. Grace Murray Hopper:

    Easy come, Easy go.

  4. Jim Costa:

    That's the easy stuff.

  5. New York-based:

    The interface was easy.

Images & Illustrations of easy

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