at ease
phrasal 1. free from pain or discomfort 2. a. free from restraint or formality <
feels most at ease with old friends
>
b. standing silently (as in a military formation) with the feet apart, the right foot in place, and one or both hands behind the body — often used as a command

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • at ease — or[at one s ease] {adj.} or {adv. phr.} 1. In comfort; without pain or bother. * /You can t feel at ease with a toothache./ 2. or[at one s ease] Comfortable in one s mind; relaxed, not troubled. Often used in the phrase put at ease or put at one… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at ease — or[at one s ease] {adj.} or {adv. phr.} 1. In comfort; without pain or bother. * /You can t feel at ease with a toothache./ 2. or[at one s ease] Comfortable in one s mind; relaxed, not troubled. Often used in the phrase put at ease or put at one… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • At ease — Ease Ease ([=e]z), n. [OE. ese, eise, F. aise; akin to Pr. ais, aise, OIt. asio, It. agio; of uncertain origin; cf. L. ansa handle, occasion, opportunity. Cf. {Agio}, {Disease}.] 1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at ease — ► at (one s) ease 1) relaxed. 2) (at ease) Military in a relaxed attitude with the feet apart and the hands behind the back. Main Entry: ↑ease …   English terms dictionary

  • at ease — at one s ease she felt completely at ease in their mountain retreat Syn: relaxed, calm, serene, tranquil, unworried, contented, content, happy; comfortable …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • at ease — index complacent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • At Ease — Infobox Software name = At Ease caption = At Ease 2.0 workspace on System 7 developer = Apple Computer latest release version = 5.0.2 latest release date = 1998Citation | title= At Ease 5.0.2 Updater Document and Software| publisher=Apple… …   Wikipedia

  • at\ ease — adj or adv. phr. 1. In comfort; without pain or bother. You can t feel at ease with a toothache. 2. • at one s ease Comfortable in one s mind; relaxed, not troubled. Often used in the phrase put at ease or put at one s ease. We put Mary at her… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at ease — relaxed and comfortable. The girl behind the bar was completely at ease, chatting with her customers as she mixed their drinks. Usage notes: often used in the form put someone at ease make someone comfortable: We were greeted by a young woman who …   New idioms dictionary

  • at ease — 1) confident and relaxed He was more at ease in the classroom than on a political platform. feel at ease: I did my best to make him feel at ease. 2) an order to soldiers to stand with their feet apart and their hands behind their backs …   English dictionary

  • at ease — stand at ease, do not stand at attention, relax    The lieutenant said, At ease, soldier. We re not on duty …   English idioms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”