Patrono:Rfscript From Old French aise, of unknown origin. Earliest meaning was that of "elbow-room, opportunity". Conflicting forms in Romance point to an external, non-Latin origin. Possibly from a Patrono:Cel or Patrono:Gem source. Cf Patrono:Bre eaz, ez "easy", Irish adhais "easy, leisure", Old English ēaþe "easy", Gothic azeti "ease", Gothic azets "easy"
- The state of being comfortable or free from stress.
- She enjoyed the ease of living in a house where the servants did all the work.
- Freedom from pain, worry, agitation, etc.
- His mind was at ease when he received his pension.
- Freedom from effort, difficulty or hardship.
- He passed all the exams with ease.
- Dexterity or facility.
- He played the organ with ease.
- Affluence and freedom from financial problems.
- After winning the jackpot, she lived a life of luxurious ease.
- Relaxation, rest and leisure.
- We took our ease on the patio.
- (state of being comfortable or free from stress): comfort, peace
- (freedom from pain, worry, agitation, etc): peace of mind
- (freedom from effort, difficulty or hardship):
- (dexterity or facility): dexterity, facility, skill
- (affluence and freedom from financial problems):
- (relaxation, rest and leisure): free time, leisure, relaxation, rest
Third person singular
- (transitive) To free (something) from pain, worry, agitation, etc.
- He eased his conscience by confessing.
- (transitive) To alleviate, assuage or lessen (pain).
- He loosened his shoe to ease the pain.
- (transitive) To give respite to (someone).
- The provision of extra staff eased their workload.
- (transitive) To loosen or slacken the tension on (something).
- We eased the rope, then lowered the sail.
- (transitive) To reduce the difficulty of (something).
- We had to ease the entry requirements.
- (transitive) To move (something) slowly and carefully.
- He eased the cork from the bottle.
- (intransitive) To lessen in severity.
- The pain eased overnight.
- (intransitive) To proceed with little effort.
- The car eased onto the motorway.
- (free (something) from pain, worry, agitation, etc): assuage, salve
- (alleviate, assuage or lessen (pain)): alleviate, assuage, lessen, reduce
- (give respite to (someone)): give someone a break (informal), lay off (informal)
- (loosen or slacken the tension on (something)): loosen, relax, slacken
- (reduce the difficulty of (something)): simplify
- (move (something) slowly and carefully):
- (lessen in severity): lessen, reduce
- (proceed with little effort): cruise