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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:

    1. Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet; as, the patient is easy.

    2. Free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as, an easy mind.

    3. Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth; as, easy manners; an easy style. ``The easy vigor of a line.''

  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.''

  3. Not difficult; requiring little labor or effort; slight; inconsiderable; as, an easy task; an easy victory.

    It were an easy leap.

  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.

    He is too tyrannical to be an easy monarch.
    --Sir W. Scott.

  6. Moderate; sparing; frugal. [Obs.]

  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.


a. (en-comparativeeasy)

  1. adv. with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily'); "she was easily excited"; "was easily confused"; "he won easily"; "this china breaks very easily"; "success came too easy" [syn: easily]

  2. without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights" [syn: slowly, slow, tardily] [ant: quickly]

  3. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard) [syn: soft]

  4. [also: easied, easiest, easier]

  1. adj. 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. less in demand and therefore readily obtainable; "commodities are easy this quarter"

  15. plentiful and therefore at low interest rates; easy to come by; "easy money"

  16. [also: easied, easiest, easier]


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Easier may refer to:

  • "Easier" (song), a 2004 song by Lisa Stansfield from her album ' The Moment
  • Easier (recording studio), a recording studio located in Los Angeles, California and Joshua Tree, California
Easier (song)

"Easier" is a song recorded by British singer Lisa Stansfield for her 2004 album, The Moment. It was written by Fiona Renshaw and Andy Wright, and produced by Trevor Horn.

Wright works most notably with Simply Red and with Mick Hucknall on his solo projects. He has also written and produced songs for Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart from Eurythmics, Tom Jones, Natalie Imbruglia, Atomic Kitten and many others. Horn is a well-known producer who worked with many singers and bands, including Seal, Tina Turner, Cher, Robbie Williams and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. "Easier" received positive reviews from music critics who called it a "sophisticated adult-oriented pop." It was set for release in the United Kingdom on 4 October 2004 as a double A-side single with " Treat Me Like a Woman." However, the single was withdrawn at the last minute by ZTT Records. It included a new version of " Big Thing," a song recorded by Stansfield's 1980s band, Blue Zone. In February 2005, "Treat Me Like a Woman" was released as an A-side single in other European countries.

Easier (recording studio)

Easier is a recording studio located in Los Angeles, California and Joshua Tree, California.

Easier was founded in 2007. The studio has recorded artists: Robert Robinson ( Sore Eros), Vudi ( American Music Club Swans), Douglas McCarthy (Life Is Sucking The Life Out Of Me aka Kill Your Friends), Eric Erlandson (Contempt To Tape - Letters to Kurt), ESJ3 featuring Jay Rajeck ( TRS-80 (group)), Ariel Pink (live and various recordings), Taka Boom, Jason & The Punknecks, Jon Shere & Danny Oxenberg ( Supreme Dicks), Tom Surgal, Stephen Papke, Eekie Babaar, Mikie Shioya, Vincent Gallo, Matt Fishbeck (Holy Shit), Holly Cat, Cayal Unger, Kalomo Grimes featuring H.R. of Bad Brains.

Category:Recording studios in California Category:2007 establishments in California

Usage examples of "easier".

Maybe it was easier to believe werewolves were a onetime aberration of nature, the way some peoplemyself includedthink the universe contains only one populated planet.

It would be far easier to tempt mortals to evil without scales and horns ruining that all-important first impression.

He had a plan for escaping that involved another medical ruse, thereby bringing him up to the second floor with me, which was much easier to escape from than the well-secured cell block.

She separates into channels as she goes across some flat land, and smaller branches are easier to cross than one big river.

The surface was hard-packed, but, once she broke through it, digging was easier with the sharpened bone shovel.

It was so much easier than chipping ice for water that she decided to use some for washing.

After the first time, it was easier to spend a night or two away from the cave, and Ayla began to explore the region east of the valley more extensively.

If the first cut was made cleanly, not cutting into the meat, skinning would be much easier later.

She was staring at the ground, not really seeing it, trying to think of an easier way to get her kill back to the valley.

He had since learned there was a longer, easier, if less spectacular ascent to the high embayment.

I think if I could detach a large spall from the working edge of that adze Carlono was using, it would leave a smooth concave inner face, and make it much easier to use.

Young ones could eat the same food as adults, she recalled, but it had to be softer, easier to chew and swallow.

Since she could range so much farther on horseback, she had become familiar with the eastern side, which made it easier to hunt as well.

It would be easier to fight the current while he was fresh and let it carry him back later.

Jondalar may not have made the tie formal, but he knew the decision would not be any easier for it.