easy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “easy” in the English Dictionary

"easy" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈiː.zi/

easy adjective (NOT DIFFICULT)

A1 needing little ​effort: an easy ​exam Would a ten o'clock ​appointment be easier for you? [+ to infinitive] It's easy tosee why he's so ​popular. She's very easy totalk to. The easiest thing to do would be for us to take the ​trainhome. It isn't easy being a ​parent. Getting into the ​moviebusiness is no easy matter. I don't ​trust that easy (= ​relaxed)charm of his.informal My ​car can do 250 ​kph, easy.
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easy adjective (COMFORTABLE)

comfortable or ​calm; ​free from ​worry, ​pain, etc.: They both ​retired and went off to ​lead an easy ​life in the Bahamas. I don't ​feel easy aboutleaving him ​alone in the ​house all ​day. With the ​harvestfinished, I was ​able to ​relax with an easymind/​conscience.
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of easy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"easy" in American English

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easyadjective, adverb

 us   /ˈi·zi/

easy adjective, adverb (NOT DIFFICULT)

needing little ​effort; not ​difficult: She ​looked through the ​testtrying to ​find an easy ​question. Would a 10 a.m. ​appointment be easier for you? [+ to infinitive] She is very easy to ​talk to. Let’s ​run the last two ​miles at an easy (= not ​fast)pace.

easy adjective, adverb (COMFORTABLE)

[-er/-est only] free from ​worry, ​pain, or ​trouble; ​comfortable or ​calm: With three ​children to ​support, her ​life has been ​far from easy. I don’t ​feel easy about ​leaving him ​alone in the ​house all ​day.
(Definition of easy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"easy" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˈiːzi/ (easier or easiest)
close/end/finish easier STOCK MARKET to be ​lower in ​price at the end of a ​period of ​time: Tokyo ​stocksclosed easier on profit-taking.
on/down easy street informal having a lot of ​money and ​living comfortably: You'd ​think a ​windfall that large would put Smith on easy street.
(Definition of easy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “easy”
in Arabic سَهْل…
in Korean 쉬운…
in Portuguese fácil…
in Catalan fàcil…
in Japanese 簡単な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不难的, 容易的, 不费力的…
in Turkish kolay, basit, sakin…
in Russian легкий, нетрудный, непринужденный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不難的, 容易的, 不費力的…
in Italian facile…
in Polish łatwy, swobodny…
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