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English Dictionary: ease by the DICT Development Group
4 results for ease
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): ease, easiness, simplicity, simpleness
    Antonym(s): difficultness, difficulty
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): ease, comfort
  3. 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"
    Synonym(s): relief, ease
  4. freedom from constraint or embarrassment; "I am never at ease with strangers"
    Synonym(s): ease, informality
  5. freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
    Synonym(s): rest, ease, repose, relaxation
  1. move gently or carefully; "He eased himself into the chair"
  2. lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your legs"
    Synonym(s): comfort, ease
  3. make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
    Synonym(s): facilitate, ease, alleviate
  4. lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
    Synonym(s): still, allay, relieve, ease
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ease \Ease\, 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.]
                     They him besought Of harbor and or ease as for hire
                     penny.                                                --Chaucer.
      2. Freedom from anything that pains or troubles; as:
            (a) Relief from labor or effort; rest; quiet; relaxation;
                  as, ease of body.
                           Usefulness comes by labor, wit by ease.
                           Give yourself ease from the fatigue of watching.
            (b) Freedom from care, solicitude, or anything that annoys
                  or disquiets; tranquillity; peace; comfort; security;
                  as, ease of mind.
                           Among these nations shalt thou find no ease.
                                                                              xxviii. 65.
                           Take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
                                                                              --Luke xii.
            (c) Freedom from constraint, formality, difficulty,
                  embarrassment, etc.; facility; liberty; naturalness;
                  -- said of manner, style, etc.; as, ease of style, of
                  behavior, of address.
                           True ease in writing comes from art, not chance.
                           Whate'er he did was done with so much ease, In
                           him alone 't was natural to please. --Dryden.
      {At ease}, free from pain, trouble, or anxiety. [bd]His soul
            shall dwell at ease.[b8] --Ps. xxv. 12.
      {Chapel of ease}. See under {Chapel}.
      {Ill at ease}, not at ease, disquieted; suffering; anxious.
      {To stand at ease} (Mil.), to stand in a comfortable attitude
            in one's place in the ranks.
      {With ease}, easily; without much effort.
      Syn: Rest; quiet; repose; comfortableness; tranquility;
               facility; easiness; readiness.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ease \Ease\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Eased}; 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
            tranquility to; -- often with of; as, to ease of pain;
            ease the body or mind.
                     Eased [from] the putting off These troublesome
                     disguises which we wear.                     --Milton.
                     Sing, and I 'll ease thy shoulders of thy load.
      2. To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to
                     My couch shall ease my complaint.      --Job vii. 13.
      3. 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.
      4. To entertain; to furnish with accommodations. [Obs.]
      {To ease off}, {To ease away} (Naut.), to slacken a rope
      {To ease a ship} (Naut.), to put the helm hard, or regulate
            the sail, to prevent pitching when closehauled.
      {To ease the helm} (Naut.), to put the helm more nearly
            amidships, to lessen the effect on the ship, or the strain
            on the wheel rope. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
      Syn: To relieve; disburden; quiet; calm; tranquilize;
               assuage; alleviate; allay; mitigate; appease; pacify.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      General purpose parallel programming language, combining the
      process constructs of CSP and the distributed data structures
      of Linda.   "Programming with Ease: Semiotic Definition of the
      Language", S.E. Zenith, Yale U
      TR-809, Jul 1990.
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