• "They came hopping in, Paul an easy first."
    "They came hopping in, Paul an easy first."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n easiness the quality of being easy in behavior or style "there was an easiness between them","a natural easiness of manner"
    • n easiness freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease","they put it into containers for ease of transportation","the very easiness of the deed held her back"
    • n easiness a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry "the easiness we feel when sleeping"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over one million Pet Rocks were sold in 1975, makine Gary Dahl, of Los Gatos, California, a millionaire. He got the idea while joking with friends about his pet that was easy to take care of, which was a rock
    • Easiness Freedom from difficulty; ease; as, the easiness of a task.
    • Easiness Freedom from effort, constraint, or formality; -- said of style, manner, etc. "With painful care, but seeming easiness ."
    • Easiness Freedom from emotion; compliance; disposition to yield without opposition; unconcernedness. "Give to him, and he shall but laugh at your easiness ."
    • Easiness Freedom from jolting, jerking, or straining.
    • Easiness The state or condition of being easy; freedom from distress; rest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Heavyweight tire manufacturer Goodyear is in no way affiliated with Charles Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber. They merely admired his inventiveness and his process that was so easy to duplicate that competitors simply stole it.
    • n easiness The state of being easy; the act of imparting or the state of enjoying ease; restfulness: as, the easiness of a vehicle; the easiness of a seat.
    • n easiness Freedom from difficulty; ease of performance or accomplishment: as, the easiness of an undertaking.
    • n easiness Flexibility; readiness to comply; prompt compliance; a yielding or disposition to yield without opposition or reluctance: as, easiness of temper.
    • n easiness Freedom from stiffness, constraint, effort, or formality: applied to manners or style.
    • n easiness Synonyms Facility, etc. See ease.
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  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.”
  • Salvador Dali
    “It is either easy or impossible.”
  • John L. Mason
    John L. Mason
    “While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.”
  • Sondra Anice Barnes
    Sondra Anice Barnes
    “It's so hard when I have to, And so easy when I want to.”
  • Al Bernstein
    Al Bernstein
    “Easy DOESN'T do it.”
  • Ovid
    “In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent.”


Big Easy - (USA) The Big Easy is New Orleans, Louisiana
Easy as ABC - Something that is as easy as ABC is very easy or simple.
Easy as beans - Something that is so easy that anyone can do it is easy as beans.
Easy as falling off a log - Something very easy or simple to do is as easy as falling off a log.
Easy as pie - If something is easy as pie, it is very easy indeed.
Easy come, easy go - This idiom means that money or other material gains that come without much effort tend to get spent or consumed as easily.
Easy does it - 'Easy does it' is used to advise someone to approach a task carefully and slowly, especially in spoken English.
Easy on the eyes - Someone who's easy on the eyes is pleasing to look at, an attractive person.
Easy peasy - (UK) If something is easy peasy, it is very easy indeed. ('Easy peasy, lemon squeezy' is also used.)
Go easy on - 1. Don't use to much of something. Example:"Go easy on the ice, I just want a little bit in my drinks." (also "easy ice") or "Go easy on the gas--slow down!" (or "easy on the gas") 2. Don't demand too much, or be to critical, rough or hard on something or someone. Examples: "Go easy on her, she's had a hard day." or "Go easy on that car door--don't slam it!" or "The coach is going too easy on the team since that last big loss."


In literature:

That softness and porousness may be retained in a very easy way.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
The road was very easy to make, being mostly over flat country and rising to no great elevation, 5,000 feet being the highest point.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The easy deduction was that he was a rustler.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
It had been easy ... easy.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
It seemed easy, when a master hand guided the helm, to bring order out of chaos.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
How easy it all would be.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
Then his easy smile crept into his steady eyes again and he nodded.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
It fell, too, upon Katherine, as she sat facing her husband, the side of her large easy-chair drawn up parallel to the side of the bed.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
On this summer evening, however, it was easy to prolong the dream, since the hour was one for quiet of body and for wandering visions.
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
It's easy seen, though no' just so easy shown.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson

In poetry:

Many die when they see
That the terrible thing is true.
But it has been easy for me:
I always knew.
"Knowledge" by Aline Murray Kilmer
Except the Saviour dwell and reign
Within the sinner's mind;
Satan, when he returns again,
Will easy entrance find.
"Satan Returning" by John Newton
Of sorrow--yet their tones release
A harmony of larger hours
From easy epochs long at peace
Amid an irony of flowers.
"Carolina Spring Song" by William Hervey Allen Jr
And in the hush of rest they bring
'T is easy now to see
How lovely and how sweet a pass
The hour of death may be; —
"The Other World" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Are you not he who makes to-day
A merchandise of old reknown
Which he persuades this easy town
He won in battle far away?
"To E.S. Salomon" by Ambrose Bierce
This landlord on his homeward road
'Twere easy now to meet.
The road is lonesome--Jonathan,
And vengeance, man! is sweet.
"Jaspar" by Robert Southey

In news:

BLOGS are multiplying every day because they are easy to create: type some text, hit the Publish button, and voilà, your words have been posted on your own Web page for all to read.
Is it the post-ups of bigger guards who try to rise over him and take easy, close-in jumpers.
Keeping a relationship alive these days isn't easy.
It's easy to assume the cyclist is guilty—but there's still no proof.
The SMC Barricade SMC2804 WBRP-G router is a solid performer and has a polished interface that's easy to navigate.
We petted the dog and took it easy.
Certain music never becomes easy.
Spending his high school years in of King City was not easy for Felix Lozano.
Life hasn't been easy for Asia's vultures.
Brittany Batts came off the bench and hit four 3-pointers as part of a 13-point performance to lead the Gannon women to an easy 80-55 win over Seton Hill in a non-conference game Friday.
Then meet his wife, Mary Jane Batty , who made learning music for children easy and fun on WCVE 40 years ago.
Specials make it easy to feed entire family.
These spiced vegan sausages from The Gluttonous Vegan are cheap and easy to make.
Soulful and funky, the Minnesota-based rock-steady outfit The Dropsteppers is a pleasant surprise, mixing a hodgepodge of influences and styles into something absolutely pleasant on the ears and easy to groove to.
Our resident weekend chef's easy guide for making beef jerky .

In science:

It is mechanically stable and easy to machine, and is only weakly hygroscopic.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
The Theorem 1.5.3 ensures that ϕo is a positive functional (ϕo (P ∗P ) ≥ 0, ∀ P ∈ Ao ); indeed, it is easy to rephrase the theorem in a way which presents ϕo as a pointwise limit of linear functionals (ϕk )∞ k=1 , each of the ϕk ’s being positive.
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
It is easy to see that in this QCD Lagrangian we have (A)3 and (A)4 terms.
A String Approximation for Cooper Pair in High-T$_{\bf c}$ superconductivity
Fortunately multiplicative dependence of effective hopping on the kind of atoms at sites i and j is easy to handle within CPA.
Interplay of Disorder and Correlations
It is then easy to see that the joint distribution of random variables #D = ηD , D ∈ R with (1.3) (or (1.4) for that matter) uniquely defines a probability distribution on (X, B).
Determinantal random point fields