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Meaning of EASE

Pronunciation:  eez

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
  2. [n]  freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"
  3. [n]  freedom from constraint or embarrassment; "I am never at ease with strangers"
  4. [n]  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"
  5. [n]  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"
  6. [v]  ease physically
  7. [v]  make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
  8. [v]  lessen the intensity of; calm; as of anxieties and fears
  9. [v]  move gently or carefully; "He eased himself into the chair"
 

EASE is a 4 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: allay, alleviate, comfort, easiness, facilitate, informality, relaxation, relief, relieve, repose, rest, simplicity, still
 
 Antonyms: difficultness, difficulty
 
 See Also: abreact, affluence, aid, alleviate, assist, assuage, bedrest, comfort, comfort, comfortableness, console, dormancy, ease up, effortlessness, give, give way, go, help, inactivity, lap of luxury, leisure, lie-in, locomote, move, move over, naturalness, palliate, quality, quiescence, quiescency, relieve, reprieve, respite, richness, sleeping, solace, soothe, travel, yield

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ease\, n. [OE. ese, eise, F. aise; akin to Pr. ais, aise,
    OIt. asio, It. agio; of uncertain origin; cf. L. ansa handle,
    occasion, opportunity. Cf. {Agio}, {Disease}.]
    1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation;
       entertainment. [Obs.]
    
             They him besought Of harbor and or ease as for hire
             penny.                                --Chaucer.
    
    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.
    
                 Give yourself ease from the fatigue of watching.
                                                   --Swift.
       (b) 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.
       (c) Freedom from constraint, formality, difficulty,
           embarrassment, etc.; facility; liberty; naturalness;
           -- said of manner, style, etc.; as, ease of style, of
           behavior, of address.
    
                 True ease in writing comes from art, not chance.
                                                   --Pope.
    
                 Whate'er he did was done with so much ease, In
                 him alone 't was natural to please. --Dryden.
    
    {At ease}, free from pain, trouble, or anxiety. ``His soul
       shall dwell at ease.'' --Ps. xxv. 12.
    
    {Chapel of ease}. See under {Chapel}.
    
    {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.
    
    Syn: Rest; quiet; repose; comfortableness; tranquility;
         facility; easiness; readiness.
    
    
  2. \Ease\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Eased}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Easing}.] [OE. esen, eisen, OF. aisier. See {Ease}, n.]
    1. 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.
    
             Eased [from] the putting off These troublesome
             disguises which we wear.              --Milton.
    
             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. [Obs.]
       --Chaucer.
    
    {To ease off}, {To ease away} (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.
    
    Syn: To relieve; disburden; quiet; calm; tranquilize;
         assuage; alleviate; allay; mitigate; appease; pacify.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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, <zenith-steven@yale.edu> Yale U TR-809, Jul 1990.

 
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