eas·​i·​ly | \ ˈēz-lē How to pronounce easily (audio) , ˈē-zə- \

Definition of easily

1 : in an easy manner : without difficulty won easily
2a : without question : by far was easily the best meal I've ever had
b : at the minimum : at least costs easily twice as much
3 : well sense 10b it could easily have been me

Examples of easily in a Sentence

These ingredients are easily obtained. I'm too heavy to be carried easily.
Recent Examples on the Web Continue grilling over very low heat (200° to 250°), covered, until meat is deep mahogany all over, slabs flop easily when lifted and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest portion of meat reads 195°, about 1 hour, 30 minutes. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 30 July 2022 Newer variants appear to have had a shorter period before symptoms arise and have spread more easily. Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2022 The interstate included a dual tunnel to ensure motorists could easily navigate through the region’s beautiful Boston Mountains. Bill Bowden, Arkansas Online, 30 July 2022 In a 1950 poll of nearly 400 journalists and broadcasters, Thorpe easily bested luminaries such as Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, and Jesse Owens. Andrew R. Graybill, WSJ, 29 July 2022 Geolocation would ensure that the correct, local services could be more easily connected to callers, Draper said. Phil Mccausland, NBC News, 29 July 2022 East Hartford established a few years ago that the former elementary school couldn’t easily be remodeled for other uses. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 29 July 2022 This does not kill any of the fish but causes the affected fish to rise to the top of water, allowing them to be handled and captured more easily and with less stress for the fish. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 July 2022 If your skin leans towards being easily irritated or inflamed, try using this cooling, calming mask. Tatjana Freund, ELLE, 29 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of easily

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Easily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easily. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for easily


eas·​i·​ly | \ ˈē-zə-lē How to pronounce easily (audio) , ˈēz-lē \

Kids Definition of easily

1 : without difficulty I won the race easily.
2 : without doubt : by far You're easily the best person for the job.

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