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Meaning of EASE

Pronunciation:  eez

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
                 Give yourself ease from the fatigue of watching.
       (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.
                                                   xxviii. 65.
                 Take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
                                                   --Luke xii.
       (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.
                 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.
    2. To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to
             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.]
    {To ease off}, {To ease away} (Naut.), to slacken a rope
    {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

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, <[email protected]> Yale U TR-809, Jul 1990.

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