ease /ˈɪz/ 動詞
Ease v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Eased p. pr. & vb. n. Easing.]
1. 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. --Milton.
Sing, and I 'll ease thy shoulders of thy load. --Dryden.
2. To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to alleviate.
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 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.
Syn: -- To relieve; disburden; quiet; calm; tranquilize; assuage; alleviate; allay; mitigate; appease; pacify.
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.
n 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" [syn: easiness,
simplicity] [ant: 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" [syn: 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" [syn: relief]
4: freedom from constraint or embarrassment; "I am never at
ease with strangers" [syn: informality]
5: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);
"took his repose by the swimming pool" [syn: rest, repose,
v 1: move gently or carefully; "He eased himself into the chair"
2: lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your
legs" [syn: comfort]
3: make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing
your knowledge" [syn: facilitate, alleviate]
4: lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my
conscience"; "still the fears" [syn: still, allay, relieve]