2. (Law) A liberty, privilege, or advantage, which one proprietor has in the estate of another proprietor,
distinct from the ownership of the soil, as a way, water course, etc. It is a species of what the civil law
calls servitude. Kent.
3. (Arch.) A curved member instead of an abrupt change of direction, as in a baseboard, hand rail,
(Eas"i*ly) adv. [From Easy.]
1. With ease; without difficulty or much effort; as, this task may be easily performed; that event might
have been easily foreseen.
2. Without pain, anxiety, or disturbance; as, to pass life well and easily. Sir W. Temple.
3. Readily; without reluctance; willingly.
Not soon provoked, she easily forgives.Prior.
4. Smoothly; quietly; gently; gracefully; without umult or discord.
5. Without shaking or jolting; commodiously; as, a carriage moves easily.
1. The state or condition of being easy; freedom from distress; rest.
2. Freedom from difficulty; ease; as the easiness of a task.
3. Freedom from emotion; compliance; disposition to yield without opposition; unconcernedness.
Give to him, and he shall but laugh at your easiness.South.
4. Freedom from effort, constraint, or formality; said of style, manner, etc.
With painful care, but seeming easiness.Roscommon.
5. Freedom from jolting, jerking, or straining.
(East) n. [OE. est, east, AS. eást; akin to D. oost, oosten, OHG. ostan, G. ost, osten, Icel.
austr, Sw. ost, Dan. öst, östen, Lith. auszra dawn, L. aurora (for ausosa), Gr. 'hw`s, "e`os, 'a`yws,
Skr. ushas; cf. Skr. ush to burn, L. urere. &radic149, 288. Cf. Aurora, Easter, Sterling.]
1. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or the corresponding point
on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to
that of north and south, and which is toward the right hand of one who faces the north; the point directly
opposite to the west.
The east began kindle.E. Everett.
2. The eastern parts of the earth; the regions or countries which lie east of Europe; the orient. In this
indefinite sense, the word is applied to Asia Minor, Syria, Chaldea, Persia, India, China, etc.; as, the
riches of the East; the diamonds and pearls of the East; the kings of the East.
The gorgeous East, with richest hand,Milton.
Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold.
3. (U. S. Hist. and Geog.) Formerly, the part of the United States east of the Alleghany Mountains,
esp. the Eastern, or New England, States; now, commonly, the whole region east of the Mississippi River,