- Ease is defined as comfort, relaxation and freedom from pain, stress or anxiety.
An example of ease is how someone feels after receiving positive test results.
- Ease means to release or move away from pressure, tension or anxiety.
An example of ease is to slowly take steps to conquer a huge fear of swimming.
ease definition by Webster's New World
- freedom from pain, worry, or trouble; comfort
- freedom from stiffness, formality, or awkwardness; natural, easy manner; poise
- freedom from difficulty; facility; adroitness: to write with ease
- freedom from poverty; state of being financially secure; affluence
- rest; leisure; relaxation
Origin: Middle English ese ; from Old French aise ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form adjaces ; from Classical Latin adjacens, lying nearby, hence easy to reach: see adjacent
- to free from pain, worry, or trouble; comfort
- to lessen or alleviate (pain, anxiety, etc.)
- to make easier; facilitate
- to reduce the strain, tension, or pressure of or on; loosen; slacken
- to reduce (the strain, tension, pressure, etc.) on (a rope, sail, etc.)
- to fit or move by careful shifting, slow pressure, etc.: to ease a piano into place
- to move or be moved by careful shifting, slow pressure, etc.
- to lessen in tension, speed, pain, etc.
- to reduce strain, tension, or pressure: often with up, off, etc.
ease definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The condition of being comfortable or relieved.
- a. Freedom from pain, worry, or agitation: Her mind was at ease knowing that the children were safe.b. Freedom from constraint or embarrassment; naturalness.
- a. Freedom from difficulty, hardship, or effort: rose through the ranks with apparent ease.b. Readiness or dexterity in performance; facility: a pianist who played the sonata with ease.
- Freedom from financial difficulty; affluence: a life of luxury and ease.
- A state of rest, relaxation, or leisure: He took his ease by the pond.
- To free from pain, worry, or agitation: eased his conscience by returning the stolen money.
- a. To lessen the discomfort or pain of: shifted position to ease her back.b. To alleviate; assuage: prescribed a drug to ease the pain.
- To give respite from: eased the staff's burden by hiring more people.
- To slacken the strain, pressure, or tension of; loosen: ease off a cable.
- To reduce the difficulty or trouble of: eased the entrance requirements.
- To move or maneuver slowly and carefully: eased the car into a narrow space; eased the director out of office.
- To lessen, as in discomfort, pressure, or stress: pain that never eased.
- To move or proceed with little effort: eased through life doing as little as possible.
Origin: Middle English ese, from Old French aise, elbowroom, physical comfort, from Vulgar Latin *asium.
ease - Investment & Finance Definition
To increase the amount of credit in the banking system, which the Federal Reserve does by lowering interest rates. This is accomplished by lowering the federal funds rate, the discount rate, or both. Increasing the available credit has the effect of stimulating the economy.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ease - Phrases/Idioms
- having no anxiety, pain, or discomfort
- in a relaxed position but maintaining silence and staying in place
- the command to assume this position
ease the rudderor ease the helm
take one's ease
- In a relaxed position, especially standing silently at rest with the right foot stationary: put the soldiers at ease while waiting for inspection.
- Used as a command for troops to assume a relaxed position.