Pronunciation: (ē'zē),[key] —adj.,eas•i•er, eas•i•est, —adv., n.
—adj. 1. not hard or difficult; requiring no great labor or effort: a book that is easy to read; an easy victory. 2. free from pain, discomfort, worry, or care: He led an easy life. 3. providing or conducive to ease or comfort; comfortable: an easy stance; an easy relationship. 4. fond of or given to ease; easygoing: an easy disposition. 5. not harsh or strict; lenient: an easy master. 6. not burdensome or oppressive: easy terms on a loan. 7. not difficult to influence or overcome; compliant: an easy prey; an easy mark. 8. free from formality, constraint, or embarrassment: He has an easy manner. 9. effortlessly clear and fluent: an easy style of writing. 10. readily comprehended or mastered: an easy language to learn. 11. not tight or constricting: an easy fit. 12. not forced or hurried; moderate: an easy pace. 13. not steep; gradual: an easy flight of stairs. 14. Com. a. (of a commodity) not difficult to obtain; in plentiful supply and often weak in price.
b. (of the market) not characterized by eager demand.
15. Naut. a. (of a bilge) formed in a long curve so as to make a gradual transition between the bottom and sides of a vessel; slack.
b. (of the run of a hull) having gently curved surfaces leading from the middle body to the stern; not abrupt.
—adv. Informal.in an easy manner; comfortably: to go easy; take it easy.
—n. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter E.