What does ease mean?

Definitions for easeiz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ease.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ease, easiness, simplicity, simpleness(noun)

    freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort

    "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"; "the very easiness of the deed held her back"

  2. ease, comfort(noun)

    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"

  3. relief, ease(noun)

    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"

  4. ease, informality(noun)

    freedom from constraint or embarrassment

    "I am never at ease with strangers"

  5. rest, ease, repose, relaxation(verb)

    freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

    "took his repose by the swimming pool"

  6. ease(verb)

    move gently or carefully

    "He eased himself into the chair"

  7. comfort, ease(verb)

    lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate

    "ease the pain in your legs"

  8. facilitate, ease, alleviate(verb)

    make easier

    "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"

  9. still, allay, relieve, ease(verb)

    lessen the intensity of or calm

    "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"


  1. ease(Noun)

    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.

  2. ease(Noun)

    Freedom from pain, worry, agitation, etc.

    His mind was at ease when he received his pension.

  3. ease(Noun)

    Freedom from effort, difficulty or hardship.

    He passed all the exams with ease.

  4. ease(Noun)

    Dexterity or facility.

    He played the organ with ease.

  5. ease(Noun)

    Affluence and freedom from financial problems.

    After winning the jackpot, she lived a life of luxurious ease.

  6. ease(Noun)

    Relaxation, rest and leisure.

    We took our ease on the patio.

  7. ease(Noun)

    Additional space to allow movement within a garment.

    to add ease to a waist measurement

  8. ease(Verb)

    To free (something) from pain, worry, agitation, etc.

    He eased his conscience by confessing.

  9. ease(Verb)

    To alleviate, assuage or lessen (pain).

    He loosened his shoe to ease the pain.

  10. ease(Verb)

    To give respite to (someone).

    The provision of extra staff eased their workload.

  11. ease(Verb)

    To loosen or slacken the tension on (something).

    We eased the rope, then lowered the sail.

  12. ease(Verb)

    To reduce the difficulty of (something).

    We had to ease the entry requirements.

  13. ease(Verb)

    To move (something) slowly and carefully.

    He eased the cork from the bottle.

  14. ease(Verb)

    To lessen in severity.

    The pain eased overnight.

  15. ease(Verb)

    To proceed with little effort.

    The car eased onto the motorway.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ease(noun)

    satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment

  2. Ease(noun)

    freedom from anything that pains or troubles; as: (a) Relief from labor or effort; rest; quiet; relaxation; as, ease of body

  3. Ease(noun)

    freedom from care, solicitude, or anything that annoys or disquiets; tranquillity; peace; comfort; security; as, ease of mind

  4. Ease(noun)

    freedom from constraint, formality, difficulty, embarrassment, etc.; facility; liberty; naturalness; -- said of manner, style, etc.; as, ease of style, of behavior, of address

  5. Ease(noun)

    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

  6. Ease(noun)

    to render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to alleviate

  7. Ease(noun)

    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. Ease(noun)

    to entertain; to furnish with accommodations

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ease

    ēz, n. freedom from pain or disturbance: rest from work: quiet: freedom from difficulty: naturalness.—v.t. to free from pain, trouble, or anxiety: to relieve: to calm.—adj. Ease′ful, ease-giving: quiet, fit for rest.—n. Ease′ment, relief: assistance: support: gratification.—adv. Eas′ily.—n. Eas′iness.—adj. Eas′y, at ease: free from pain: tranquil: unconstrained: giving ease: not difficult: yielding: not straitened (in circumstances): not tight: not strict, as in 'easy virtue.'—interj. Easy! a command to lower, or to go gently, to stop rowing, &c.—n. Eas′y-chair, an arm-chair for ease or rest.—adj. Eas′y-gō′ing, good-natured: indolent.—Ease one's self, to relieve nature.—Chapel of ease (see Chapel); Free and easy (see Free).—Honours easy, when the honours are evenly divided at whist: Ill at ease, uncomfortable; Stand at ease, used of soldiers, when freed from 'attention;' Take it easy, to be quite unconcerned: to be in no hurry; Take one's ease, to make one's self comfortable. [O. Fr. aise; cog. with It. agio; Prov. ais, Port. azo.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ease' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4423

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ease' in Nouns Frequency: #1848

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ease' in Verbs Frequency: #637


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ease in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Keyanna Rivera:

    It really put my mind at ease.

  2. William Cowper:

    The life of ease is a difficult pursuit.

  3. Michael Taiano:

    At some point, the competition here should ease.

  4. Liam Smith:

    I'd be lying if I said I was completely at ease.

  5. Credit Suisse currency analysts:

    Falling oil, however, raises risks that ECB may ease again.

Images & Illustrations of ease

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Translations for ease

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • облекчавам, спокойствие, непринуденост, успокоявам, лекота, отпускам, безгрижиеBulgarian
  • pohodaCzech
  • Bequemlichkeit, lindernGerman
  • helpottaa, löysätä, lievittää, lieventyä, löysentääFinnish
  • facilité, reposFrench
  • sástachtIrish
  • csillapítHungarian
  • meredakanIndonesian
  • riposo, facilitàItalian
  • whakaeaeaMāori
  • aliviarPortuguese
  • ușurare, pace, ușura, alina, confort, facilitate, potoli, repaus, reduce, dexteritate, ușurința, micșora, liniște, liniștiRomanian
  • непринуждённость, освобожда́ть, пра́здность, поко́й, отпуска́ть, досу́г, лёгкость, облегча́ть, смягча́ть, успока́ивать, беззабо́тность, уменьша́ть, облегче́ние, ослабля́ть, о́тдых, споко́йствиеRussian
  • lätthetSwedish

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