The business empire of Greek entrepreneur, Stelios Haji-Ioannua.

Companies include:

Has a penchant for the colour orange
Easy Informal hello / goodbye.

Multi purpose salutation which can mean either 'hello' 'goodbye' or merely 'I am aware of your presence':

"Hiya Henry."

"Easy."


Compare ciao

Part of the London Slang Project

Eas"y (?), a. [Compar. Easier (?); 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.

7. Com.

Not straitened as to money matters; as, the market is easy; -- opposed to tight.

Honors are easy Card Playing, said when each side has an equal number of honors, in which case they are not counted as points.

Syn. -- Quiet; comfortable; manageable; tranquil; calm; facile; unconcerned.

 

© Webster 1913.

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