(East"ern*most`) a. Most eastern.
(East" In"di*an) Belonging to, or relating to, the East Indies. n. A native of, or a dweller
in, the East Indies.
(East"ing), n. (Naut. & Surv.) The distance measured toward the east between two meridians
drawn through the extremities of a course; distance of departure eastward made by a vessel.
(East`-in"su*lar) a. Relating to the Eastern Islands; East Indian. [R.] Ogilvie.
(East"ward East"wards) adv. Toward the east; in the direction of east from some point or place; as,
New Haven lies eastward from New York.
(Eas"y) a. [Compar. Easier (-i*er); superl. Easiest.] [OF. aisié, F. aisé, prop. p. p. of OF. aisier.
See Ease, v. t.]
1. At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint; as: (a) Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the
like; quiet; as, the patient is easy. (b) Free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as,
an easy mind. (c) Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth; as, easy manners; an
easy style. "The easy vigor of a line." Pope.
2. Not causing, or attended with, pain or disquiet, or much exertion; affording ease or rest; as, an easy
carriage; a ship having an easy motion; easy movements, as in dancing. "Easy ways to die." Shak.
3. Not difficult; requiring little labor or effort; slight; inconsiderable; as, an easy task; an easy victory.
It were an easy leap.Shak.
4. Causing ease; giving freedom from care or labor; furnishing comfort; commodious; as, easy circumstances; an
easy chair or cushion.
5. Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; complying; ready.
He gained their easy hearts.Dryden.
He is too tyrannical to be an easy monarch.Sir W. Scott.
6. Moderate; sparing; frugal. [Obs.] Chaucer.