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.
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First Known Use of easily

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of easily was in the 13th century

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“Easily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easily. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of easily

: in an easy manner : without difficulty
: by a great extent or degree : by far


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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