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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 at ease

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ease n.
 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.   --Herbert.
    Give yourself ease from the fatigue of watching.   --Swift.
 (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.   --Deut. xxviii. 65.
    Take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.   --Luke xii. 19.
 (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.   --Pope.
 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. “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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 at ease
      adj 1: without strain or anxiety; "gave the impression of being
             quite relaxed"; "a relaxed and informal discussion"
             [syn: relaxed] [ant: tense]
      2: free from worry or anxiety; "knowing that I had done my
         best, my mind was easy"; "an easy good-natured manner";
         "by the time the child faced the actual problem of reading
         she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words"
         [syn: easy] [ant: uneasy]
      3: socially at ease; "was at ease with strangers" [syn: at
      adv : in a relaxed position, of soldiers; "the soldiers were
            standing at ease" [syn: at rest]