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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Easy  \Eas"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Easier};  superl.  {Easiest}.]  [OF. 
  aisi['e],  F.  ais['e],  prop.  p.  p.  of  OF  aisier.  See  {Ease}, 
  v.  t.] 
  1.  At  ease;  free  from  pain,  trouble,  or  constraint;  as: 
  a  Free  from  pain,  distress,  toil,  exertion,  and  the 
  like  quiet;  as  the  patient  is  easy. 
  b  Free  from  care  responsibility,  discontent,  and  the 
  like  not  anxious;  tranquil;  as  an  easy  mind. 
  c  Free  from  constraint,  harshness,  or  formality; 
  unconstrained;  smooth;  as  easy  manners;  an  easy 
  style.  ``The  easy  vigor  of  a  line.''  --Pope. 
 
  2.  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. 
  ``Easy  ways  to  die.''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Not  difficult;  requiring  little  labor  or  effort;  slight; 
  inconsiderable;  as  an  easy  task;  an  easy  victory. 
 
  It  were  an  easy  leap.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Causing  ease;  giving  freedom  from  care  or  labor; 
  furnishing  comfort;  commodious;  as  easy  circumstances;  an 
  easy  chair  or  cushion. 
 
  5.  Not  making  resistance  or  showing  unwillingness;  tractable; 
  yielding;  complying;  ready. 
 
  He  gained  their  easy  hearts.  --Dryden. 
 
  He  is  too  tyrannical  to  be  an  easy  monarch.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  6.  Moderate;  sparing;  frugal.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  7.  (Com.)  Not  straitened  as  to  money  matters;  as  the  market 
  is  easy;  --  opposed  to  {tight}. 
 
  {Honors  are  easy}  (Card  Playing),  said  when  each  side  has  an 
  equal  number  of  honors,  in  which  case  they  are  not  counted 
  as  points. 
 
  Syn:  Quiet;  comfortable;  manageable;  tranquil;  calm;  facile; 
  unconcerned. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  easy 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {difficult}] 
  2:  not  hurried  or  forced;  "an  easy  walk  around  the  block";  "at 
  a  leisurely  (or  easygoing)  pace"  [syn:  {easygoing},  {leisurely}] 
  3:  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  child  faced  the  actual  problem  of  reading 
  she  was  familiar  and  at  ease  with  all  the  elements  words" 
  [syn:  {at  ease}]  [ant:  {uneasy}] 
  4:  affording  pleasure;  "easy  good  looks" 
  5:  having  little  impact;  "an  easy  pat  on  the  shoulder";  "gentle 
  rain";  "a  gentle  breeze";  "a  soft  (or  light)  tapping  at 
  the  window"  [syn:  {gentle},  {soft}] 
  6:  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"  [syn:  {comfortable},  {prosperous},  {well-fixed}, 
  {well-heeled},  {well-off},  {well-situated},  {well-to-do}] 
  7:  not  harsh;  causing  little  distress;  "an  easy  penalty" 
  8:  readily  exploited  or  tricked;  "an  easy  mark";  "an  easy 
  victim" 
  9:  marked  by  moderate  steepness;  "an  easy  climb";  "a  gentle 
  slope"  [syn:  {gentle}] 
  10:  performing  adroitly  and  without  effort;  "her  easy  grace";  "a 
  facile  hand"  [syn:  {facile}] 
  11:  not  strict;  "an  easy  teacher";  "easy  standards";  "lenient 
  rules"  [syn:  {lenient}] 
  12:  affording  comfort;  "soft  light  that  was  easy  on  the  eyes" 
  13:  casual  and  unrestrained  in  sexual  behavior;  "her  easy 
  virtue";  "he  was  told  to  avoid  loose  (or  light)  women"; 
  "wanton  behavior"  [syn:  {light},  {loose},  {promiscuous}, 
  {sluttish},  {wanton}] 
  14:  (economics)  less  in  demand  and  therefore  readily  obtainable; 
  "commodities  are  easy  this  quarter" 
  15:  (economics)  plentiful  and  therefore  at  low  interest  rates; 
  easy  to  come  by  "easy  money" 
  adv  1:  with  ease;  "she  was  easily  excited";  "was  easily  confused"; 
  "he  won  easily";  "this  china  breaks  very  easily"; 
  (`easy'  is  used  informally  for  `easily'  as  in  "success 
  came  too  easy")  [syn:  {easily}] 
  2:  without  speed;  "he  spoke  slowly";  "go  easy  here--the  road  is 
  slippery";  "glaciers  move  tardily";  (`slow'  is  sometimes 
  used  informally  for  `slowly'  as  in  "please  go  slow;  I  want 
  to  see  the  sights")  [syn:  {slowly},  {slow},  {tardily}] 
  [ant:  {quickly}] 
  3:  (informal)  in  a  relaxed  manner;  or  without  hardship;  "just 
  wanted  to  take  it  easy"  (`soft'  is  nonstandard)  [syn:  {soft}] 




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