1. The condition of being comfortable or relieved.
2. Freedom from pain, worry, or agitation:
Her mind was at ease knowing that the children were safe.
4. Freedom from difficulty, hardship, or effort:
rose through the ranks with apparent ease.
5. Readiness or dexterity in performance; facility:
She practiced until she could play the sonata with ease.
6. Freedom from financial difficulty; affluence:
a life of luxury and ease.
7. A state of rest, relaxation, or leisure:
He took his ease by the swimming pool.
8. To free from pain, worry, or agitation:
He eased his conscience by returning the stolen money.
9. To lessen the discomfort or pain of:
She shifted position so as to ease her back.
10. To alleviate; assuage:
prescribed a drug to ease the pain.
11. To give respite from:
eased the burden on her staff by hiring temporary help.
12. To slacken the strain, pressure, or tension of; loosen:
ease off a cable.
13. To reduce the difficulty or trouble of:
ease credit terms; eased the entrance requirements.
14. To move or maneuver slowly and carefully:
eased the car into a narrow space; eased the director out of office.
15. To lessen, as in discomfort, pressure, or stress:
pain that never eased.
16. To move or proceed with little effort:
eased through life doing as little as possible.
17. In a relaxed position, especially standing silently at rest with the right foot stationary:
put the soldiers at ease while waiting for inspection.
18. Used as a command for troops to assume a relaxed position.
19. Middle English ese
20. from Old French aise
源自 古法语 aise