Definition of at ease
Also, at one's ease. Comfortable, relaxed, unembarrassed, as in I always feel at ease in my grandmother's house. The related idiom put at ease means “make comfortable, reassure,” as in I was worried that the letter would not arrive in time, but the postmaster put me at ease. [1300s] For the antonym, see ill at ease.
In a relaxed position in military ranks. The phrase is often used as a command for troops standing at attention to relax, as in At ease, squadron. The command stand at ease is slightly different. A British military dictionary of 1802 described it as standing with the right foot drawn back about six inches and one's weight put on it. An American version is to stand with one's feet slightly apart and the hands clasped behind one's back.
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Normality, domesticity, ease, in the blazing Arizona desert.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As it stands, the deal will ease the travel ban and trade embargo, and make it easier for Americans to do business in Cuba.
This deal will greatly ease a travel ban and the trade embargo, and make it easier for Americans to do business in Cuba.
I spoke first with Scott Ellman, a student at Wesleyan University and now the Huffington Post editor-at-large for his campus.
The at-home genetics testing company 23andme, established in 2006, helps people learn more about their “DNA relatives.”
Where the outside conditions are not very favourable, practically all the British species may be grown with ease under glass.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
See the ease and grace of the lady in the sacque, who sits on the bank there, under the myrtles, with the guitar on her lap!Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
In this way it will be managed with less offense and with more ease to the conscience than now.
A fellow rudely clad—a hybrid between man-at-arms and lackey—lounged on a musket to confront them in the gateway.