(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): easiness, simpleness, simplicity

Definition categories: attribute, quality

2. a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state

- a life of luxury and ease

Similar word(s): comfort

Definition categories: state, affluence, richness

3. the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)

- getting it off his conscience gave him some ease

Similar word(s): relief

Definition categories: state, comfort, comfortableness

4. freedom from constraint or embarrassment

- I am never at ease with strangers

Similar word(s): informality

Definition categories: attribute, naturalness

5. freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

Similar word(s): relaxation, repose, rest

Definition categories: act, inactivity

Sentences with ease as a noun:

- She enjoyed the ease of living in a house where the servants did all the work.

- His mind was at ease when he received his pension.

- He passed all the exams with ease.

- He played the organ with ease.

- After winning the jackpot, she lived a life of luxurious ease.

- We took our ease on the patio.

- to add ease to a waist measurement


1. move gently or carefully

- He eased himself into the chair

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

2. lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate

- ease the pain in your legs

Similar word(s): comfort

Definition categories: body, alleviate, assuage, palliate, relieve

3. make easier

Similar word(s): alleviate, facilitate

Definition categories: change, aid, assist, help

4. lessen the intensity of or calm

- The news eased my conscience

Similar word(s): allay, relieve, still

Definition categories: emotion, comfort, console, solace, soothe

Sentences with ease as a verb:

- He eased his conscience by confessing.

- He loosened his shoe to ease the pain.

- The provision of extra staff eased their workload.

- We eased the rope, then lowered the sail.

- We had to ease the entry requirements.

- He eased the cork from the bottle.

- The pain eased overnight.

- The car eased onto the motorway.