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1. In an easy manner; with ease: The class easily solved the math problem.
2. Without question; certainly: easily the best film this year.
3. In all likelihood; well: a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster.
4. Very quickly or readily: I am easily embarrassed.
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1. with ease; without difficulty or exertion
2. by far; beyond question; undoubtedly: he is easily the best in the contest.
3. probably; almost certainly: he may easily come first.
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(ˈi zə li, ˈiz li)

1. in an easy manner; with ease; without trouble.
2. beyond question; by far: easily the best.
3. likely; well: He may easily change his mind.
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1. 'easy'

Something that is easy can be done or achieved without effort or difficulty, because it is not complicated and causes no problems.

Both sides had secured easy victories earlier in the day.
The task was not easy.

The comparative and superlative forms of easy are easier and easiest.

This is much easier than it sounds.
This was the easiest stage.

You can say that it is easy to do something. For example, instead of saying 'Riding a camel is easy', you can say 'It is easy to ride a camel'. You can also say 'A camel is easy to ride'.

It is always very easy to be cynical about politics.
The house is easy to keep clean.
2. 'easily'

Easy is not an adverb, except in the expressions go easy, take it easy, and easier said than done. If you want to say that something is done without difficulty, you say that it is done easily.

Put things in a place where you can find them quickly and easily.
Belgium easily beat Mexico 3-0.

The comparative and superlative forms of easily are more easily and most easily.

Milk is digested more easily when it is skimmed.
This is the format that is most easily understood by customers.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.easily - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.easily - without question; "easily the best book she's written"
3.easily - indicating high probability; in all likelihood; "I might well do it"; "a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster"; "you may well need your umbrella"; "he could equally well be trying to deceive us"
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2. without difficulty, smoothly, readily, comfortably, effortlessly, simply, with ease, straightforwardly, without trouble, standing on your head, with your eyes closed or shut Wear clothes you can remove easily.
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بِبَساطَـه، حتّى الآنبِسُهُولَةبِسُهـولَـهمُحتَمَـل جـدا
lethøjst sandsynligtlangt
helpostiilman muutakiistatta
könnyenvalószínű: nagyon valószínű
auîveldlegamjög sennilegatvímælalaust
büyük bir olasılıklakolaycakolaylıklakuşkusuz
dễ dàng


[ˈiːzɪlɪ] ADV
1. (= without difficulty) [win, climb, break, tire, cry] → fácilmente, con facilidad
he makes friends easilyhace amigos fácilmente or con facilidad
he talked easily about himselfhabló sobre sí mismo de forma relajada
don't give up so easilyno te rindas tan fácilmente
she's easily pleased/upsetes fácil complacerla/disgustarlase contenta/disgusta fácilmente
the park is easily accessible by carel parque tiene fácil acceso con coche
don't worry, it's easily done (replying to apology) → no te preocupes, le puede pasar a cualquiera
there were easily 500 at the meetinghabía fácilmente 500 en la reunión
it holds four litres easilycaben cuatro litros largoscaben cuatro litros fácilmente
that will cost you £50 easilyeso te costará fácilmente or por lo menos 50 libras
as easily as (if)con la misma facilidad que (si)
2. (= very possibly) → perfectamente, fácilmente
he may easily change his mindpuede perfectamente or fácilmente cambiar de opiniónfácilmente cambia de opinión (LAm)
it could very easily happen againpodría perfectamente or fácilmente ocurrir de nuevo
this could easily be his last racebien podría ser ésta su última carrera
3. (= by far) → con mucho
he was easily the best candidateera con mucho el mejor candidato
there was easily enough to go roundhabía más que suficiente para todos
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈiːzɪli] adv
(= without difficulty) → facilement
(= in a relaxed way) [talk] → avec décontraction
(= quite possibly) → bien
(= without doubt) → sans aucun doute
it's easily the best (= by far) → c'est de loin le meilleur
(= readily) [tire, cry] → facilement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


(= without difficulty)leicht; easily accessible (place) → leicht zu erreichen; they now have easily available travelsie können jetzt ohne Schwierigkeiten reisen; he learnt to swim easilyer lernte mühelos schwimmen
(= possibly) can, mayleicht; could, mightgut; dishwashers can easily ruin hand-painted chinaSpülmaschinen können handbemaltes Porzellan leicht ruinieren; she might/could easily decide to canceles könnte gut sein, dass sie sich entscheidet abzusagen; it could just as easily happen herees könnte genauso gut hier passieren
(= unquestionably, with figures) → gut und gerne; (+ superl) → eindeutig, mit Abstand; it’s easily 25 mileses sind gut und gerne 25 Meilen; they are easily the bestsie sind eindeutig or mit Abstand die Besten
(= in a relaxed manner) talk, breatheganz entspannt
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[ˈiːzɪlɪ] adv (without effort, win, climb) → facilmente, agevolmente
he may easily change his mind → potrebbe benissimo cambiare idea
it's easily the best → è senza dubbio il migliore
there were easily 500 at the meeting → c'erano almeno 500 persone alla riunione
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(iːz) noun
1. freedom from pain or from worry or hard work. a lifetime of ease.
2. freedom from difficulty. He passed his exam with ease.
3. naturalness. ease of manner.
1. to free from pain, trouble or anxiety. A hot bath eased his tired limbs.
2. (often with off) to make or become less strong, less severe, less fast etc. The pain has eased (off); The driver eased off as he approached the town.
3. to move (something heavy or awkward) gently or gradually in or out of position. They eased the wardrobe carefully up the narrow staircase.
ˈeasily adverb
1. without difficulty. She won the race easily.
2. by far. This is easily the best book I've read this year.
3. very probably. It may easily rain tomorrow.
ˈeasiness noun
ˈeasy adjective
1. not difficult. This is an easy job (to do).
2. free from pain, trouble, anxiety etc. He had an easy day at the office.
3. friendly. an easy manner/smile.
4. relaxed; leisurely. The farmer walked with an easy stride.
a command to go or act gently. Easy! You'll fall if you run too fast.
easy chair
a chair that is soft and comfortable, eg an armchair.
ˌeasy-ˈgoing adjective
not inclined to worry.
at ease
free from anxiety or embarrassment. He is completely at ease among strangers.
easier said than done
more difficult than it at first seems. Getting seats for the theatre is easier said than done.
go easy on
to be careful with. Go easy on the wine – there won't be enough for the rest of the guests.
stand at ease
(eg soldiers) to stand with legs apart and hands clasped behind the back.
take it easy
not to work etc hard or energetically; to avoid using much effort. The doctor told him to take it easy.
take one's ease
to make oneself comfortable; to relax. There he was – taking his ease in his father's chair!
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


بِسُهُولَة snadno let leicht εύκολα fácilmente helposti facilement lako facilmente 容易に 쉽게 gemakkelijk lett łatwo facilmente легко enkelt อย่างสะดวก kolaylıkla dễ dàng 容易地
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adv. fácilmente, sin dificultad.
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Now, if we could receive some signal of her approach, we could easily escape from her.
As, therefore, in the case of animate bodies and organisms a certain magnitude is necessary, and a magnitude which may be easily embraced in one view; so in the plot, a certain length is necessary, and a length which can be easily embraced by the memory.
'Oh, go with me,' said the man; 'if we three are together we shall easily travel through the wide world.'
They were all greatly pleased to see how easily he did it, and after the Scarecrow had got down from his back the Lion sprang across the ditch again.
Then in the larger the quantity of justice is likely to be larger and more easily discernible.
"It will be easily imagined that, when I once despised my husband, as I confess to you I soon did, I must consequently dislike his company; and indeed I had the happiness of being very little troubled with it; for our house was now most elegantly furnished, our cellars well stocked, and dogs and horses provided in great abundance.
"The letter shall certainly be burnt, if you believe it essential to the preservation of my regard; but, though we have both reason to think my opinions not entirely unalterable, they are not, I hope, quite so easily changed as that implies."
Some poor, broken-down horses, whose mouths have been made hard and insensible by just such drivers as these, may, perhaps, find some support in it; but for a horse who can depend upon his own legs, and who has a tender mouth and is easily guided, it is not only tormenting, but it is stupid.
Your Lordship must be aware that such facts touching the belongings of his humble servant might be easily ascertained by any one in the neighbourhood possessing your Lordship's ample means of obtaining information.
I found that I must learn to walk all over again, as the muscular exertion which carried me easily and safely upon Earth played strange antics with me upon Mars.
When they are, it is easier to hold them, especially when they have not been accustomed to self- government; and to hold them securely it is enough to have destroyed the family of the prince who was ruling them; because the two peoples, preserving in other things the old conditions, and not being unlike in customs, will live quietly together, as one has seen in Brittany, Burgundy, Gascony, and Normandy, which have been bound to France for so long a time: and, although there may be some difference in language, nevertheless the customs are alike, and the people will easily be able to get on amongst themselves.
The virtues, also, such as justice, self-restraint, and so on, are not easily dislodged or dismissed, so as to give place to vice.