easily

adverb eas·i·ly \ ˈēz-lē , ˈē-zə- \
|Updated on: 8 Aug 2018

Definition of easily

1 : in an easy manner : without difficulty
  • won easily
2 a : 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 10b
  • it could easily have been me

Examples of easily in a Sentence

  1. These ingredients are easily obtained.

  2. I'm too heavy to be carried easily.

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First Known Use of easily

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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EASILY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of easily for English Language Learners

  • : in an easy manner : without difficulty

  • : by a great extent or degree : by far


EASILY Defined for Kids

easily

adverb eas·i·ly \ ˈē-zə-lē , ˈēz-lē \

Definition of easily for Students

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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