Word:

Ease

Pronunciation: ēz
n.1.Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.
2.Freedom from anything that pains or troubles; as: (a) Relief from labor or effort; rest; quiet; relaxation; as, ease of body.
Usefulness comes by labor, wit by ease.
- Herbert.
3.Freedom from care, solicitude, or anything that annoys or disquiets; tranquillity; peace; comfort; security; as, ease of mind.
Among these nations shalt thou find no ease.
- Deut. xxviii. 65.
Take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
- Luke xii. 19.
4.Freedom from constraint, formality, difficulty, embarrassment, etc.; facility; liberty; naturalness; - said of manner, style, etc.; as, ease of style, of behavior, of address.
At ease
free from pain, trouble, or anxiety.
Chapel of ease
See under Chapel.
- Ps. xxv. 12.
Ill at ease
not at ease, disquieted; suffering; anxious.
To stand at ease
(Mil.) to stand in a comfortable attitude in one's place in the ranks.
With ease
easily; without much effort.
v. t. & i1.To free from anything that pains, disquiets, or oppresses; to relieve from toil or care; to give rest, repose, or tranquillity to; - often with of; as, to ease of pain; to ease the body or mind.
[imp. & p. p. Eased (ēzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Easing.]
Sing, and I 'll ease thy shoulders of thy load.
- Dryden.
2.To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to alleviate.
My couch shall ease my complaint.
- Job vii. 13.
3.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.
4.To entertain; to furnish with accommodations.
To ease off
(Naut.) to slacken a rope gradually.
To ease a ship
(Naut.) to put the helm hard, or regulate the sail, to prevent pitching when closehauled.
To ease the helm
(Naut.) to put the helm more nearly amidships, to lessen the effect on the ship, or the strain on the wheel rope.
- Ham. Nav. Encyc.
Noun1.ease - freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"
Synonyms: easiness, simplicity
Antonyms:
difficultness, difficulty - the quality of being difficult; "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"
2.ease - 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"
Synonyms: comfort
3.ease - 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"
Synonyms: relief
4.ease - freedom from constraint or embarrassment; "I am never at ease with strangers"
Synonyms: informality
5.ease - freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
Synonyms: repose, rest, relaxation
Verb1.ease - move gently or carefully; "He eased himself into the chair"
2.ease - lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your legs"
Synonyms: comfort
3.ease - make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
4.ease - lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
Synonyms: allay, still, relieve
Ease - General purpose parallel programming language, combining the process constructs of CSP and the distributed data structures of Linda. "Programming with Ease: Semiotic Definition of the Language", S.E. Zenith, Yale U TR-809, Jul 1990.
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