Definitions of ease

  1. lessen the intensity of; calm; as of anxieties and fears
  2. make easier; " you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
  3. a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state; " a life of luxury and ease"; " he had all the material comforts of this world"
  4. ease physically
  5. move gently or carefully; " He eased himself into the chair"
  6. freedom from activity ( work or strain or responsibility); " took his repose by the swimming pool"
  7. freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; " he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; " they put it into containers for ease of transportation"
  8. freedom from constraint or embarrassment; " I am never at ease with strangers"
  9. the condition of being comfortable or relieved ( especially after being relieved of distress); " he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"; " getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"
  10. lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; " ease the pain in your legs"
  11. lessen the intensity of or calm; " The news eased my conscience"; " still the fears"
  12. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.
  13. Freedom from anything that pains or troubles; as: ( a) Relief from labor or effort; rest; quiet; relaxation; as, ease of body.
  14. Freedom from care, solicitude, or anything that annoys or disquiets; tranquillity; peace; comfort; security; as, ease of mind.
  15. To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to alleviate.
  16. To release from pressure or restraint; to move gently; to lift slightly; to shift a little; as, to ease a bar or nut in machinery.
  17. To entertain; to furnish with accommodations.
  18. Freedom from constraint, formality, difficulty, embarrassment, etc.; facility; liberty; naturalness; - said of manner, style, etc.; as, ease of style, of behavior, of address.
  19. To free from anything that pains, disquiets, or oppresses; to relieve from toil or care; to give rest, repose, or tranquility to; - often with of; as, to ease of pain; ease the body or mind.
  20. Freedom from pain, disturbance, labor, or stiffness; as, ease of manner; quiet; repose.
  21. To free from pain, anxiety, trouble, or tension; give rest or relief to; as, to ease a horse of his load.
  22. Freedom from pain or disturbance: rest from work: quiet: freedom from difficulty: naturalness.
  23. To free from pain, trouble, or anxiety: to relieve: to calm.
  24. Freedom from pain or disturbance; rest; facility.
  25. To give ease; relieve; lighten.
  26. Freedom from disturbance; tranquillity; comfort.
  27. Freedom from strain or constraint; facility; naturalness.
  28. An undisturbed state; a quiet state or state of comfort; freedom from pain or disturbance; rest; facility; naturalness; unconstraint. At case, in an undisturbed state; free from pain or anxiety.
  29. To relieve, calm, or tranquillize; to free from pain or any disquiet or annoyance of body of mind; to assuage; to facilitate; to slacken. To ease off, or ease away, to slacken a rope gradually. To ease a ship, to put the helm hard a- lee to prevent her pitching when close- hauled. Stand at ease, a command to draw the right foot back, and bring the weight of the body upon it.
  30. Rest from labour; freedom from pain, want, or anxiety; freedom from difficulty; freedom from constraint or formality.
  31. To give relief or rest to; to free from pain; to alleviate; to pacify.

Usage examples for ease

  1. " I did not seek ease among the poor, because I concluded that there it could not be found. – Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  2. Here- ease him out of his chair. – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  3. He was not at his ease with Arctura; he was afraid of her. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  4. For the girl herself she wished no harm, but she conceived that her mother must be ill at ease concerning her. – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  5. Circumstances had not permitted him to live a life of ease – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  6. Simpkins' conscience was quite at ease – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  7. He never felt altogether at ease in the presence of the Penlogans. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  8. I cannot express the pleasure which this gave me, nor how it set me at my ease with him from that moment. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  9. He was evidently quite comfortable and at his ease with Octon. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  10. On such an occasion as this he was happy and at his ease – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  11. And I lookt very keen first to this side, and then did run overward, that I look more close upon the other; and afterward back again; for it did seem that we should have a greater ease upon the side that we did be. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  12. But, as I say, I did not feel at ease – The Cruise of the Kawa by Walter E. Traprock [Pseudonym of George S. Chappell]
  13. Every body was at his ease and every body felt that he, young as he might be, was of some use in the little school world, and had a work to do there. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  14. He was at ease with his fellows because he respected them, and courteous because he loved them. – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  15. " Say, now, you got a lot of money for a little boy," said Solly Gumble, not altogether at ease – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  16. All were at ease now that they were alone. – Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale
  17. He was at his ease with all kinds of ways of taking a drink. – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
  18. She felt at ease – A Nobleman's Nest by Ivan Turgenieff
  19. They looked very cool, very much at their ease and very well inclined for tea. – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens