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Idioms for ease

    at ease, Military. a position of rest in which soldiers may relax but may not leave their places or talk.

Origin of ease

1175–1225; (noun) Middle English ese, eise<Anglo-French ese,Old French aise, eise comfort, convenience <Vulgar Latin *adjace(m), accusative of *adjacēs vicinity (compare Medieval Latin in aiace in (the) vicinity), the regular outcome of Latin adjacēnsadjacent, taken in VL as a noun of the type nūbēs, accusative nūbem cloud; (v.) Middle English esen<Anglo-French e(i)ser,Old French aisier, derivative of the noun

synonym study for ease

1. Ease, comfort refer to a sense of relaxation or of well-being. Ease implies a relaxed condition with an absence of effort or pressure: a life of ease. Comfort suggests a sense of well-being, along with ease, which produces a quiet happiness and contentment: comfort in one's old age.

OTHER WORDS FROM ease

self-ease, nounself-easing, adjectivewell-eased, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ease

ease
/ (iːz) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of ease

easer, noun

Word Origin for ease

C13: from Old French aise ease, opportunity, from Latin adjacēns neighbouring (area); see adjacent
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Idioms and Phrases with ease

ease

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