What does comfit mean?

Definitions for comfitˈkʌm fɪt, ˈkɒm-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comfit(verb)

    candy containing a fruit or nut

  2. confect, confection, comfit(verb)

    make into a confection

    "This medicine is home-confected"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comfit(noun)

    a dry sweetmeat; any kind of fruit, root, or seed preserved with sugar and dried; a confection

  2. Comfit(verb)

    to preserve dry with sugar

  3. Origin: [F. confit, prop. a p. p., fr. confire to preserve, pickle, fr. L. conficere to prepare; con- + facere to make. See Fact, and cf. Confect.]

Freebase

  1. Comfit

    Comfits are confectionery consisting of dried fruits, nuts, seeds or spices coated with sugar candy. Almond comfits in a muslin bag or other decorative container, are a traditional gift at baptism and wedding celebrations in many countries of Europe and the Middle East, a custom which has spread to other countries such as Australia and Puerto Rico. While licorice comfits are multi-coloured, almond comfits are usually white for weddings but may be brightly coloured for other occasions. A late medieval recipe for comfits is based on anise seeds, and suggests also making comfits with fennel, caraway, coriander, and diced ginger. These aniseed comfits seem to be a precursor of modern aniseed balls. ⁕ French almond comfits for a baptism ⁕ Red almond comfits called "Confetti rossi" are used in Italy to celebrate the conferring of a degree.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Comfit

    kum′fit, n. a sweetmeat made of fruit and sugar, &c. [A doublet of Confect; from Fr. confit, confiture—L. conficĕre, to make up.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comfit in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comfit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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