ease

  • 1 Ease — ([=e]z), n. [OE. ese, eise, F. aise; akin to Pr. ais, aise, OIt. asio, It. agio; of uncertain origin; cf. L. ansa handle, occasion, opportunity. Cf. {Agio}, {Disease}.] 1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment. [Obs.] [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 ease — [iːz] verb 1. [intransitive, transitive] if limits, rules, restrictions etc are eased, or someone eases them, they become less strict: • India is easing rules for joint ventures with foreign concerns. 2. [intransitive, transitive] if interest… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Ease — ([=e]z), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Eased} ([=e]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Easing}.] [OE. esen, eisen, OF. aisier. See {Ease}, n.] 1. To free from anything that pains, disquiets, or oppresses; to relieve from toil or care; to give rest, repose, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Ease — may refer to:*Ease (programming language) *Ease (novel), by Patrick Gale *EASE/ACCESS, an experiment which flew on the Space Shuttle in 1985 *Methylone, a substitute for the drug ecstacy, marketed briefly in New Zealand under the brand name… …

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  • 5 Ease — 0.4 unter Ubuntu 10.10 Basisdaten Entwickler Nate Stedman, Stéphane Maniaci A …

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  • 6 ease — [ēz] n. [ME ese < OFr aise < VL * adjaces < L adjacens, lying nearby, hence easy to reach: see ADJACENT] 1. freedom from pain, worry, or trouble; comfort 2. freedom from stiffness, formality, or awkwardness; natural, easy manner; poise 3 …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 ease up on — [phrasal verb] 1 a ease up on (someone) : to treat (someone) in a less harsh or demanding way The students might respond better if the teacher eased up on them a little. 1 b ease up on (something) : to apply less pressure to ( …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 ease — [n1] peace, quiet; lack of difficulty affluence, ataraxia, bed of roses*, calm, calmness, comfort, content, contentment, easiness, enjoyment, gratification, happiness, idleness, inactivity, inertia, inertness, leisure, luxury, passivity, peace of …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 ease — ► NOUN 1) absence of difficulty or effort. 2) freedom from worries or problems. ► VERB 1) make or become less serious or severe. 2) move carefully or gradually. 3) (ease off/up) do something with more moderation …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Ease Up — is an EP by Mike Paradinas released in 2005 under his main moniker, µ ziq . Track listing # Ease Up 7.00 # Wergle the Proud 4.01 # Ease Up V.I.P. 12.28 …

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  • 11 ease\ up — • ease off • ease up v To make or become less nervous; relax; work easier. When the boss realized that John had been overworking, he eased off his load. With success and prosperity, Mr. Smith was able to ease off. Compare: let up(3) …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 12 ease — I verb abate, alleviate, ameliorate, bate, calm, comfort, console, cushion, disburden, disencumber, ease the burden, expedite, extenuate, facilitate, free from anxiety, give repose, give rest, help along, lessen, let up, lighten, loosen, make… …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 ease — ēz vb, eased; eas·ing vt 1) to free from something that pains, disquiets, or burdens <eased and comforted the sick> 2) to take away or lessen: ALLEVIATE <took an aspirin to ease the pain> vi to give freedom or relief (as from pain or… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 ease — n 1 comfort, relaxation, *rest, repose, leisure Analogous words: inactivity, idleness, inertness, passiveness, supineness (see corresponding adjectives at INACTIVE): tranquillity, serenity, placidity, calmness, peacefulness (see corresponding… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 ease — ease1 [i:z] n [U] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: aise comfort ] 1.) with ease if you do something with ease, it is very easy for you to do it = ↑easily ▪ They won with ease. ▪ The security codes could be broken with relative ease . ▪ I… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 ease — 1 noun (U) 1 with ease if you do something with ease, it is very easy for you to do it: The car travelled smoothly up the hillside, taking the bends with ease. | It was the ease with which the burglars got into the house that worried her. | with… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 ease — ease1 [ iz ] verb ** ▸ 1 make less severe ▸ 2 move slowly & carefully ▸ 3 about rule/punishment ▸ 4 make process easier ▸ 5 about bad weather ▸ 6 become more relaxed ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive to make a problem, bad situation, or pain less… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 ease — [[t]i͟ːz[/t]] ♦♦♦ eases, easing, eased 1) PHRASE: PHR after V If you do something with ease, you do it easily, without difficulty or effort. Anne was intelligent and capable of passing her exams with ease. ...the ease with which young people… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 ease */*/ — I UK [iːz] / US [ɪz] noun [uncountable] 1) a) the ability to do something easily with ease: Young children seem to master computer games with ease. We completed the climb with relative ease (= fairly easily). b) the fact that something is easy to …

    English dictionary

  • 20 ease — /iz / (say eez) noun 1. freedom from labour, pain, or physical annoyance of any kind; tranquil rest; comfort: to take one s ease. 2. freedom from concern, anxiety, or solicitude; a quiet state of mind: be at ease. 3. freedom from difficulty or… …

    Australian English dictionary