from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of ease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a change for the better.
  • n. the act of reducing something unpleasant, such as pain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An easement; an allowance; a special privilege.
  • n. The eaves of a house, collectively. Brockett.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
  • n. a change for the better


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  • “Hold on—I remember,” cried Holland, his expression easing at last.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • "The term easing refers to gradual acceleration or deceleration during an animation, which helps your animations appear more realistic.

  • The dollar is likely to remain under pressure, threatened by the possibility of a new round of quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve after its policy statement last Tuesday tilted clearly in that direction.

    A Search for the Least Vulnerable Currencies

  • A cheerful smile and extra patience can go a long way in easing stressful situations during this joyous season

    Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt » 2009 » December

  • My thought about the Fed's quantitative easing is this: Based on the books and stories I've read and the movies I've seen, pacts with the devil always turn out to be a hellish experience.

    Dan Dorfman: The Joys and Horrors Of QE2

  • Still, Wall Street, despite the failure of the initial easing, is gung-ho on QE2 as an economic panacea, evidenced by the fact that it recently embarked on an aggressive buying spree, driving up the Dow from 10,000 at the end of August to above 11,140.

    Dan Dorfman: The Joys and Horrors Of QE2

  • More Economists Edge Toward Forex-Market Understanding Asian Central Banks Keep Up Intervention Japan Minister Offers Less-Aggressive Yen Message More monetary easing is seen as negative for the dollar because U.S. interest rates would remain low for a longer period, thus making dollar-denominated assets less attractive to investors.

    Dollar Slides Against Euro and Yen

  • This so-called quantitative easing is expected to include the purchase of Treasurys, which would pressure the dollar and boost gold as a hedge against the potential devaluation of the greenback.

    Gold Futures Top $1,310

  • Now the Chinese fear that an even more aggressive US wants to do the same to them and that US quantitative easing is its chosen weapon.

    History will see these cuts as one of the great acts of political folly

  • Morgan Stanley said in a research note that quantitative easing is likely to spur an extended period of U.S. dollar weakness, acting as "unambiguously bullish drivers" of gold prices in the short term.

    Shares Rise in Asia, Europe


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