- Freedom from effort, difficulty or hardship.
"He passed all the exams with ease."
- Relaxation, rest and leisure.
"We took our ease on the patio."
- Freedom from pain, worry, agitation, etc.
"His mind was at ease when he received his pension."
- Affluence and freedom from financial problems.
"After winning the jackpot, she lived a life of luxurious ease."
- 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."
- Dexterity or facility.
"He played the organ with ease."
- (clothing) Additional space to allow movement within a garment.
"to add ease to a waist measurement"
- (transitive) To alleviate, assuage or lessen (pain).
"He loosened his shoe to ease the pain."
- (transitive) To reduce the difficulty of (something).
"We had to ease the entry requirements."
- (intransitive) To proceed with little effort.
"The car eased onto the motorway."
- (transitive) To free (something) from pain, worry, agitation, etc.
"He eased his conscience by confessing."
- (transitive) To loosen or slacken the tension on (something).
"We eased the rope, then lowered the sail."
- (intransitive) To lessen in severity.
"The pain eased overnight."
- (transitive) To give respite to (someone).
"The provision of extra staff eased their workload."
- (transitive) To move (something) slowly and carefully.
"He eased the cork from the bottle."