lack of difficulty
He passed the exam with ease .
The ease with which she learns languages is astonishing.
This computer is popular for its good design and ease of use .
All important points are numbered for ease of reference (= so that you can find them easily) .
the state of feeling relaxed or comfortable without worries, problems or pain
In his retirement, he lived a life of ease.
used as a command to soldiers to tell them to stand with their feet apart and their hands behind their backs
relaxed and confident and not nervous or embarrassed
I never feel completely at ease with him.
to make sb feel relaxed and confident, not nervous or embarrassed
feeling uncomfortable and embarrassed
I felt ill at ease in such formal clothes.
to do or say sth to make sb stop worrying about sth
to become or to make sth less unpleasant, painful, severe, etc.
This should help ease the pain.
The plan should ease traffic congestion in the town.
It would ease my mind (= make me less worried) to know that she was settled.
The pain immediately eased.
to move, or to move sb/sth, slowly and carefully
He eased slowly forwards.
She eased herself into a chair.
He eased off his shoes.
to make sth easier
Ramps have been built to ease access for the disabled.
to make sth or to become less tight and more relaxed
Ease your grip on the wheel a little.
to become or make sth lower in price or value
Share prices eased back from yesterday's levels.
to become or help sb to become familiar with sth new, especially a new job
to become or make sth become less strong, unpleasant, etc.
We waited until the traffic had eased off.
Ease off the training a few days before the race.
to force sb to leave a job or position of authority, especially by making it difficult or unpleasant for them over a period of time
to reduce the speed at which you are travelling
to become less strong, unpleasant, etc.
freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
- took his repose by the swimming pool
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
freedom from constraint or embarrassment
- I am never at ease with strangers
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
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
lessen pain or discomfort;alleviate
- ease the pain in your legs
- you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge
lessen the intensity of or calm
- The news eased my conscience
- still the fears
move gently or carefully
- He eased himself into the chair