Crossword clues for ease
- Military order, after "at"
- With 40-Down, enter gradually
- Lessen, with "off"
- Smooth, as the way
- Maneuver carefully
- Bed of roses, so to speak
- Lack of anxiety
- What a soldier may be at?
- "He'd fly through the air with the greatest of ___" (old song lyric)
- What pros handle things with
- Maneuver with care
- Stress-free state
- Lack of pressure
- Effortless quality
- Freedom from anxiety
- Make less difficult
- A freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
- Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
- The condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
- Freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
- Freedom from constraint or embarrassment
- Minimal effort
- What Fred Astaire danced with
- Slack off
- Riley's life
- Ameliorate; allay
- New retiree's expectation
- Freedom from vicissitude
- Ill at ___
- K. Coyle's "Immortal ___"
- Vacationer's delight
- At ___ (comfortable)
- Ameliorate or mitigate
- Vacationer's joy
- Riley's kind of life
- Loosen or lessen
- Bed of roses
- Moderate or mitigate
- Riley's love
- Riley's lot
- Carefree life
- Slow down
- Labor Day delight
- Lazy person's aim
- "Soul . . . take thine ___": Luke 12:19
- Lap of luxury
- ___ up (loosen)
- Let out, as in sewing
- Lessen, with "up"
- " . . . with the greatest of ___"
- Make more comfortable
- Maneuver gingerly
- "Take thine ___ . . . ": Luke 12:19
- Freedom from the rat race
- Lessen tension
- Leisurely life
- Smooth sailing
- ___ off (lessen)
- Make comfortable
- Carefree state
- Sewing instruction
- Lessen the pain
- Milton called this "ignoble"
- Another Jan. 1 delight (see 32 Down)
- Take the edge off
- Hearts-___ (plant)
- Move with care
- ___ out (get rid of)
- Let up on
- "At ___!"
- Smooth the way
- The life of Riley
- Lighten up
- Pave the way
- Maneuver slowly
- Good life
- Let up
- Life of Riley
- Slip (into)
- Lighten (up)
- Sybarite's delight
- Grease, as one's way
- Move carefully (into)
- Go gently (into)
- Relax, as one's grip
- "At ___, soldier!"
- The good life
- Go gingerly
- Make smooth
- Slide (into)
- Laid-back quality
- Handily, after "with"
- Move gently
- Sufferer's desire
- Life of ___
- Shift very carefully
- Lighten, as a burden
- It may be relative
- "___ on Down the Road"
- Relative affluence
- Opposite of aggravate
- Get out of the line?
- Maneuver gently
- Let (up)
- Peace of mind
- Slacken (off)
- Settle (into)
- Lessen, as pain
- Lessen, as difficulties
- What lotus-eaters enjoy
- Fit by careful shifting
- No pressure
- "___ On Down the Road" ("The Wiz" song)
- Lack of hardships
- Minimal resistance
- What you might solve a puzzle with
- Lack of difficulty
- No trouble
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ease \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.]
Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment. [Obs.]
They him besought Of harbor and or ease as for hire penny.
Freedom from anything that pains or troubles; as:
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.
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.
--Deut. xxviii. 65.
Take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
--Luke xii. 19.
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.
At ease, free from pain, trouble, or anxiety. ``His soul shall dwell at ease.''
--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; tranquillity; facility; easiness; readiness.
Ease \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.]
To free from anything that pains, disquiets, or oppresses; to relieve from toil or care; to give rest, repose, or tranquillity to; -- often with of; as, to ease of pain; to ease the body or mind.
Eased [from] the putting off These troublesome disguises which we wear.
Sing, and I 'll ease thy shoulders of thy load.
To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to alleviate.
My couch shall ease my complaint.
--Job vii. 1
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.
To entertain; to furnish with accommodations. [Obs.]
To ease off, To ease away (Naut.), to slacken a rope gradually.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, "physical comfort, undisturbed state of the body; tranquility, peace of mind," from Old French aise "comfort, pleasure, well-being; opportunity," which is of unknown origin, despite attempts to link it to various Latin verbs; perhaps Celtic. According to OED, the earliest senses in French appear to be
"elbow-room" (from an 11th century Hebrew-French glossary) and
"opportunity." This led Sophus Bugge to suggest an origin in Vulgar Latin asa, a shortened form of Latin ansa "handle," which could be used in the figurative sense of "opportunity, occasion," as well as being a possible synonym for "elbow," because Latin ansatus "furnished with handles" also was used to mean "having the arms akimbo." OED editors add, "This is not very satisfactory, but it does not appear that any equally plausible alternative has yet been proposed."\n
\nAt ease "at rest, at peace, in comfort" is from late 14c.; as a military order (1802) the word denotes "freedom from stiffness or formality."
c.1300, "to help, assist," from Old French aiser, from aise (see ease (n.)). Meaning "to give ease, mitigate, alleviate, relieve from pain or care" is from mid-14c. Meaning "render less difficult" is from 1630s; the sense of "to relax one's efforts" is from 1863 (with up by 1907, earlier with a more specific sense in sailing). Farmer reports ease in a slang sense of "to content a woman" sexually, with an 1861 date. Related: Eased; easing.
n. 1 The state of being comfortable or free from stress. 2 freedom from pain, worry, agitation, etc. 3 Freedom from effort, difficulty or hardship. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To free (something) from pain, worry, agitation, etc. 2 (context transitive English) To alleviate, assuage or lessen (pain). 3 (context transitive English) To give respite to (someone). 4 (context transitive English) To loosen or slacken the tension on (something). 5 (context transitive English) To reduce the difficulty of (something). 6 (context transitive English) To move (something) slowly and carefully. 7 (context intransitive English) To lessen in severity. 8 (context intransitive English) To proceed with little effort.
v. move gently or carefully; "He eased himself into the chair"
lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your legs" [syn: comfort]
n. freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation" [syn: easiness, simplicity] [ant: difficulty]
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" [syn: comfort]
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" [syn: relief]
freedom from constraint or embarrassment; "I am never at ease with strangers" [syn: informality]
Ease may refer to:
- Ease (programming language)
- Ease (sewing)
- Ease (software), presentation software for the GNOME desktop environment
- Ease (novel), by Patrick Gale
- Methylone, a substitute for the drug ecstasy, marketed briefly in New Zealand under the brand name Ease
At Ease may refer to:
- At Ease, a desktop environment for Macintosh computers
- “At ease” (U.S.) or “Stand at ease” (UK) is a military parade command.
Ease is a general purpose parallel programming language, designed by Steven Ericsson-Zenith of Yale University. It combines the process constructs of CSP with logically shared data structures called contexts. Contexts are parallel data types that are constructed by processes and provide a way for processes to interact.
The language includes two process constructors.
A cooperation includes an explicit barrier synchronization and is written:∥ P ∥ Q ;
If one process finishes before the other then it will wait until the other processes are finished.
A subordination creates a process that shares the contexts that are in scope when created and finishes when complete (it does not wait for other processes) and is written:$\big /\!\!/ P ;$
Subordinate processes stop if they attempt to interact with a context that has completed because the parent process has stopped. This enables speculative processes to be created that will finish if their result is not needed.
Powerful replication syntax allows multiple processes to be created. For example∥ i for n : P(i);
creates n synchronized processes each with a local constant i.
Processes cannot share local variables and cooperate in the construction of shared contexts. Certain context types, called resources, ensure call-reply semantics.
There are four functions upon contexts:
- read ( context, variable ), copies a value from the shared context to the variable.
- write ( context, expression ), copies the value of expression to the shared context.
- put ( context, name ), moves the value bound to name to the shared context. The value of name is subsequently undefined.
- get ( context, name ), moves a value from context and binds it to name. The value is removed from the context.
Context types are Singletons, Bags or Streams and can be subscripted arrays.
Ease has a semiotic definition. This means that it takes into account the effect the language has on the programmer and how they develop algorithms. The language was designed to ease the development of parallel programs.
In sewing and patternmaking, ease is the amount of room a garment allows the wearer beyond the measurements of their body. For example, if a man has a 40-inch chest measurement, a jacket with a 40-inch chest would be very tight and would constrict movement. An ease of 3 or 4 inches might be added to the pattern (making a 43-44 inch chest), or more to enhance comfort or style. Ease is not generally included in sizing measurements. To use the example again, a man with a 40-inch chest will likely buy a jacket advertised as size 40, but the actual measurements of the garment will almost always be somewhat larger.
Ease is most important for woven garments cut on the straight or crossgrain, allowing little or no stretch.
A sloper pattern or block pattern is a simple pattern with very little or no ease made for the purpose of fitting the body accurately, from which more finished or stylized patterns may be developed.
Usage examples of "ease".
It was useless to take them to task, to inform them that this behaviour instead of easing their plight only brought out the worst in their superiors and made them the butt of every perceived mistake aboard ship.
Once the two-hundred-foot abseiling rope was on the ground, Joe and Fat Boy would start to ease themselves out of the heli so that their feet were on the deck and their bodies were at forty-five degrees to the ground.
Among other results was the ease with which German Protestantism became the instrument of royal and princely absolutism from the sixteenth century until the kings and princes were overthrown in 1918.
We kept up with the morphine, and I gave her a little Acetaminophen to ease her temperature.
If any complain of this breach of honour, I must tell them that I had made a mental reservation not to keep my promise, and those who are acquainted with the morality of the children of Ignatius will understand that I was completely at my ease.
A horse down with the aftosa need a sight of heroin to ease his pain and maybe some of that heroin take off across the lonesome prairie and whinny in Washington Square.
To ease his agonizing guilt, he needed to punish himself, she realized.
My correspondence took an hour or so, for I had few letters to answer that day, and I passed the rest of the morning at work with my book on the history of the algebraic method, writing with great ease those passages wherein I demonstrated with unchallengeable proofs the fraudulent claims of Vieta, all of whose inventions were, in fact, conceived some thirty years previously by Mr.
He discovered that he could align himself between two pipes and pull himself hand over hand with relative ease.
They lie here trapped in glass, little two-carbon aliphatic molecules that can drown regret, banish fear, and ease the ache of conscience.
Malvin had tried to ease Alker out of a business in which he had tied up some fifty thousand dollars, and expected to add more.
They swung in wide left turns at a comfortable altitude and in loose formation to ease the pilots.
Most of them had been happy to just sign on the dotted line, content to move to a life of ambitionless ease.
She had eaten a slice of bread with a bit of honey for breakfast, but now the sun eased towards the horizon, and Amelle was hungry.
He was only quite at ease when having poured several glasses of wine mechanically into his large mouth he felt a pleasant warmth in his body, an amiability toward all his fellows, and a readiness to respond superficially to every idea without probing it deeply.