(Anglo-Saxon, eath; Latin, oti-um)
Without pain or anxiety.
Ill at ease.
Uneasy, not comfortable, anxious. Stand at ease
given to soldiers to rest for a time. The “gentlemen stood at ease”
means in an informal manner.
To ease one of his money or purse.
To steal it. (See
(Chapel of). (See Chapel.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894