1. In an easy manner; with ease: The class easily solved the math problem.
2. Without question; certainly: easily the best film this year.
3. In all likelihood; well: a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster.
4. Very quickly or readily: I am easily embarrassed.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:
The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.