- The definition of easy is something that can be done with ease, is not hurried, is not difficult, is free from anxiety or is comfortable.
- An example of easy is cooking a meal without the pressure of time.
- An example of easy is a hike that continues at the same elevation.
- An example of easy is a big cozy reclining chair.
An easy math problem.
easy definition by Webster's New World
- that can be done, got, mastered, endured, etc. with ease; not difficult; not exacting
- free from trouble, anxiety, pain, etc.: an easy life
- conducive to comfort or rest; comfortable: an easy chair
- fond of comfort, ease, or idleness
- free from constraint; not stiff, awkward, or embarrassed: an easy manner
- not strict, harsh, or severe; lenient: easy terms
- readily influenced; compliant or credulous: an easy mark
- unhurried; not fast: an easy pace
- not steep; gradual: an easy descent
- in little demand: said of a commodity
- lacking firmness in prices: said of a market
- with funds plentiful and interest rates low: said of a money market
- Informal consenting to sexual activity readily and, usually, indiscriminately
Origin: Middle English esi ; from Old French aisé, past participle of aisier (& aasié, past participle of aaisier ; from a- plush aisier) ; from aise: see ease
easy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective eas·i·er, eas·i·est
- Capable of being accomplished or acquired with ease; posing no difficulty: an easy victory; an easy problem.
- Requiring or exhibiting little effort or endeavor; undemanding: took the easy way out of her problems; wasn't satisfied with easy answers.
- Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain: My mind was easy, knowing that I had done my best.
- a. Affording comfort or relief; soothing: soft light that was easy on the eyes.b. Prosperous; well-off: easy living; easy circumstances.
- Causing little hardship or distress: an easy penalty; a habit that isn't easy to give up.
- Socially at ease: an easy, good-natured manner.
- a. Relaxed in attitude; easygoing: an easy disposition.b. Not strict or severe; lenient: an easy teacher; easy standards.
- Readily exploited, imposed on, or tricked: an easy mark; an easy victim.
- a. Not hurried or forced; moderate: an easy pace; an easy walk around the block.b. Light; gentle: an easy tap on the shoulder.
- Not steep or abrupt; gradual: an easy climb.
- Economics a. Less in demand and therefore readily obtainable: Commodities are easier this quarter.b. Plentiful and therefore at low interest rates: easy money.
- Promiscuous; loose.
- Without haste or agitation: Relax and take it easy for a while.
- With little effort; easily: success that came too easy.
- In a restrained or moderate manner: Go easy on the butter.
- Without much hardship or cost: got off easy with only a small fine.
Origin: Middle English esi, from Old French aaisie, past participle of aaisier, to put at ease : a-, to (from Latin ad-, ad-) + aise, ease; see ease.
- easˈi·ness noun
easy - Phrases/Idioms
easy come, easy go
easy does it!
easy on the eyesâ
go easy onâ Informal
- to use or consume with restraint go easy on the paper
- to deal with leniently to go easy on traffic violators
on easy streetâ
take it easyInformal
- to refrain from anger, haste, etc.
- to refrain from hard work; relax; rest
easy as pie