ease - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “ease”

See all translations

ease

verb [I/T]  us   /iz/

ease verb [I/T] (LESSEN)

to make or become less severe, difficult, unpleasant, or painful: [T] These pills should ease the pain.

ease verb [I/T] (MOVE)

to move something slowly and carefully in a particular direction or into a particular position: [I] I eased through the crowd to the stage.
Phrasal verbs

ease

noun [U]  us   /iz/

ease noun [U] (EASY EFFORT)

freedom from difficulty, effort, or pain: She won the match with ease (= without difficulty). He felt completely at ease (= relaxed and comfortable) with them.at ease Soldiers who are at ease stand in a slightly relaxed position with their feet apart and their hands behind their back.
(Definition of ease from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of ease?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “ease” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

gale-force

(of winds) very strong

Word of the Day

They sometimes go here and they never go there: using adverbs of frequency

by Liz Walter,
April 29, 2015
Sometimes, always, often, never: these are some of the most common words in English.  Unfortunately, they are also some of the words that cause the most problems for students. Many of my students put them in the wrong place, often because that’s where they go in their own languages. They say things

Read More 

Evel abbreviation

May 04, 2015
English votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and

Read More