easily

[ ee-zuh-lee, eez-lee ]
/ ˈi zə li, ˈiz li /

adverb

in an easy manner; with ease; without trouble: The traffic moved along easily.
beyond question; by far: easily the best.
likely; well: He may easily change his mind.

QUIZZES

Can You Ace This Quiz About “Compliment” vs. “Complement”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.

Origin of easily

First recorded in 1250–1300, easily is from the Middle English word esily. See easy, -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM easily

o·ver·eas·i·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for easily

British Dictionary definitions for easily

easily
/ (ˈiːzɪlɪ) /

adverb

with ease; without difficulty or exertion
by far; beyond question; undoubtedlyhe is easily the best in the contest
probably; almost certainlyhe may easily come first

undefined easily

See easy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with easily

easily

see breathe easy (easily); easier (more easily) said than done.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.