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E'ASY, a. s as z. [See Ease.] Quiet;being at rest; free from pain, disturbance or annoyance. The patient has slept well and is easy.

1. Free from anxiety, care, solicitude or peevishness; quiet; tranquil; as an easy mind.

2. Giving no pain or disturbance; as an easy posture; an easy carriage.

3. Not difficult; that gives or requires no great labor or exertion; that presents no great obstacles; as an easy task. It is often more easy to resolve, than to execute.

Knowledge is easy to him that understandeth. Prov.14.

4. Not causing labor or difficulty. An easy ascent or slope, is a slope rising with a small angle.

5. Smooth; not uneven; not rough or very hilly; that may be traveled with ease; as an easy road.

6. Gentle; moderate; not pressing; as a ship under easy sail.

7. Yielding with little or no resistance; complying; credulous.

With such deceits he gained their easy hearts.

8. Ready; not unwilling; as easy to forgive.

9. Contented; satisfied. Allow hired men wages that will make them easy.

10. Giving ease; freeing from labor, care or the fatigue of business; furnishing abundance without toil; affluent; as easy circumstances; an easy fortune.

11. Not constrained; not stiff or formal; as easy manners; an easy address; easy movements in dancing.

12. Smooth; flowing; not harsh; as an easy style.

13. Not jolting; as, the horse has an easy gait.

14. Not heavy or burdensome.

My yoke is easy, and my burden light. Matt.11.



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E'ASY, a. s as z. [See Ease.] Quiet;being at rest; free from pain, disturbance or annoyance. The patient has slept well and is easy.

1. Free from anxiety, care, solicitude or peevishness; quiet; tranquil; as an easy mind.

2. Giving no pain or disturbance; as an easy posture; an easy carriage.

3. Not difficult; that gives or requires no great labor or exertion; that presents no great obstacles; as an easy task. It is often more easy to resolve, than to execute.

Knowledge is easy to him that understandeth. Prov.14.

4. Not causing labor or difficulty. An easy ascent or slope, is a slope rising with a small angle.

5. Smooth; not uneven; not rough or very hilly; that may be traveled with ease; as an easy road.

6. Gentle; moderate; not pressing; as a ship under easy sail.

7. Yielding with little or no resistance; complying; credulous.

With such deceits he gained their easy hearts.

8. Ready; not unwilling; as easy to forgive.

9. Contented; satisfied. Allow hired men wages that will make them easy.

10. Giving ease; freeing from labor, care or the fatigue of business; furnishing abundance without toil; affluent; as easy circumstances; an easy fortune.

11. Not constrained; not stiff or formal; as easy manners; an easy address; easy movements in dancing.

12. Smooth; flowing; not harsh; as an easy style.

13. Not jolting; as, the horse has an easy gait.

14. Not heavy or burdensome.

My yoke is easy, and my burden light. Matt.11.

EA'SY, a. [s as z. See Ease.]

  1. Quiet; being at rest; free from pain, disturbance or annoyance. The patient has slept well and is easy.
  2. Free from anxiety, care, solicitude or peevishness; quiet; tranquil; as, an easy mind.
  3. Giving no pain or disturbance; as, an easy posture; an easy carnage.
  4. Not difficult; that gives or requires no great labor or exertion; that presents no great obstacles; as, an easy task. It is often more easy to resolve, than to execute. Knowledge is easy to him that understandeth. – Prov. xiv.
  5. Not causing labor or difficulty. An easy ascent or slope, is a slope rising with a small angle.
  6. Smooth; not uneven; not rough or very hilly; that may be traveled with ease; as, an easy road.
  7. Gentle; moderate; not pressing; as, a ship under easy sail.
  8. Yielding with little or no resistance; complying; credulous. With such deceits he gained their easy hearts. – Dryden.
  9. Ready; not unwilling; as, easy to forgive. – Dryden.
  10. Contented; satisfied. Allow hired men wages that will a make them easy.
  11. Giving ease; freeing from labor, care or the fatigue of business; furnishing abundance without toil; affluent; as, easy circumstances; an easy fortune.
  12. Not constrained; not stiff or formal; as, easy manners; an easy address; easy movements in dancing.
  13. Smooth; flowing; not harsh; as, an easy style.
  14. Not jolting; as, the horse has an easy gait.
  15. Not heavy or burdensome. My yoke is easy, and my burden light. – Matth. xi.

Eas"y
  1. At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint

    ; as: (a)
  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. 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.

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Easy

E'ASY, adjective s as z. [See Ease.] Quiet; being at rest; free from pain, disturbance or annoyance. The patient has slept well and is easy

1. Free from anxiety, care, solicitude or peevishness; quiet; tranquil; as an easy mind.

2. Giving no pain or disturbance; as an easy posture; an easy carriage.

3. Not difficult; that gives or requires no great labor or exertion; that presents no great obstacles; as an easy task. It is often more easy to resolve, than to execute.

Knowledge is easy to him that understandeth. Proverbs 14:6.

4. Not causing labor or difficulty. An easy ascent or slope, is a slope rising with a small angle.

5. Smooth; not uneven; not rough or very hilly; that may be traveled with ease; as an easy road.

6. Gentle; moderate; not pressing; as a ship under easy sail.

7. Yielding with little or no resistance; complying; credulous.

With such deceits he gained their easy hearts.

8. Ready; not unwilling; as easy to forgive.

9. Contented; satisfied. Allow hired men wages that will make them easy

10. Giving ease; freeing from labor, care or the fatigue of business; furnishing abundance without toil; affluent; as easy circumstances; an easy fortune.

11. Not constrained; not stiff or formal; as easy manners; an easy address; easy movements in dancing.

12. Smooth; flowing; not harsh; as an easy style.

13. Not jolting; as, the horse has an easy gait.

14. Not heavy or burdensome.

My yoke is easy and my burden light. Matthew 11:30.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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