Definition of ease :
1. Freedom from anything that pains or troubles; as: ( a) Relief from labor or effort; rest; quiet; relaxation; as, ease of body.
2. Freedom from care, solicitude, or anything that annoys or disquiets; tranquillity; peace; comfort; security; as, ease of mind.
3. Freedom from constraint, formality, difficulty, embarrassment, etc.; facility; liberty; naturalness; - said of manner, style, etc.; as, ease of style, of behavior, of address.
4. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.
5. To entertain; to furnish with accommodations.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to alleviate.
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contentment (part of speech: noun)
alleviate (part of speech: verb)
leisure (part of speech: noun)
facility (part of speech: noun)
moderate (part of speech: verb)
lighten (part of speech: verb)
relieve (part of speech: verb)
moderation (part of speech: noun)
console (part of speech: verb)
facilitate (part of speech: verb)
pacify (part of speech: verb)
repose (part of speech: noun)
free (part of speech: verb)
relaxed (part of speech: verb)
- So it was impossible for him to grasp that this girl was not wholly at her ease. - "The Desert of Wheat", Zane Grey.
- He sought to ease her despair. - "Out of the Primitive", Robert Ames Bennet.
- David was apparently entirely at ease, speaking lightly of this or that; Elizabeth answered in monosyllables. - "The Iron Woman", Margaret Deland.