What does comfort mean?

Definitions for comfortˈkʌm fərt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word comfort.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. comfort, comfortableness(noun)

    a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain

    "he is a man who enjoys his comfort"; "she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair"

  2. comfort(noun)

    a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment

  3. consolation, comfort, solace(noun)

    the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

    "his presence was a consolation to her"

  4. ease, comfort(noun)

    a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state

    "a life of luxury and ease"; "he had all the material comforts of this world"

  5. comfort(noun)

    satisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing

    "his friendship was a comfort"; "a padded chair was one of the room's few comforts"

  6. quilt, comforter, comfort, puff(noun)

    bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together

  7. comfort(verb)

    assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal

    "it gave comfort to the enemy"

  8. comfort, soothe, console, solace(verb)

    give moral or emotional strength to

  9. comfort, ease(verb)

    lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate

    "ease the pain in your legs"

Wiktionary

  1. comfort(Noun)

    Contentment, ease.

  2. comfort(Noun)

    A consolation; something relieving suffering or worry.

    We still have the spare tire? That's a comfort at least.

  3. comfort(Noun)

    A cause of relief or satisfaction.

    The outcome of the peace negotiations in Moscow in 1940 was a heavy blow to the young nation, but in the same time a great comfort: at least the independency was preserved.

  4. comfort(Verb)

    : To provide comfort to or relieve suffering.

    Rob comforted Aaron because he was lost and very sad.

  5. comfort(Verb)

    To make the physical circumstances comfortable.

  6. Origin: From conforter, from confortare, present active infinitive of conforto, itself from con- + fortis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comfort(verb)

    to make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate

  2. Comfort(verb)

    to assist or help; to aid

  3. Comfort(verb)

    to impart strength and hope to; to encourage; to relieve; to console; to cheer

  4. Comfort(noun)

    assistance; relief; support

  5. Comfort(noun)

    encouragement; solace; consolation in trouble; also, that which affords consolation

  6. Comfort(noun)

    a state of quiet enjoyment; freedom from pain, want, or anxiety; also, whatever contributes to such a condition

  7. Comfort(noun)

    a wadded bedquilt; a comfortable

  8. Comfort(noun)

    unlawful support, countenance, or encouragement; as, to give aid and comfort to the enemy

Freebase

  1. Comfort

    Comfort is a census-designated place in Kendall County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,363 at the 2010 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Comfort

    kum′furt, v.t. to relieve from pain or distress: to soothe: to cheer, revive.—n. relief: encouragement: ease: quiet enjoyment: freedom from annoyance: whatever gives ease, enjoyment, &c.: a subject of satisfaction.—adj. Com′fortable, imparting or enjoying comfort.—adv. Com′fortably.—n. Com′forter, one who administers comfort: (B.) the Holy Spirit: a long, narrow woollen tippet.—adj. Com′fortless, without comfort.—n. Com′fortlessness.—Job's comforter, one who, while pretending to comfort, only aggravates the distress. [O. Fr. conforter—L. con, and fortis, strong.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comfort' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3606

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comfort' in Nouns Frequency: #1440

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comfort' in Verbs Frequency: #1084

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comfort in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comfort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alessandro Bava:

    It is called 'comfort zone' because we wanted to use this notion of comfort to...almost do an anatomy of taste.

  2. Clive Staples Lewis:

    If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth - only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

  3. Shirley Braha:

    When I first got her, I didn't know if this dog was going to live more than a couple of weeks, i kind of recalibrated my expectations that this dog could possibly be dying and it's my job to comfort it in its last days.

  4. Isaiah 401-8 Bible:

    Comfort ye, my people speak ye peace, thus saith our God. Comfort those who sit in darkness, mourning 'neath their sorrow's load. For the glory of the Lord now o'er earth is shed abroad and all flesh shall see the token that His word is never broken.

  5. Suniya Luthar:

    You see this person who is almost but not quite grown-up physically, saying at one moment, 'Leave me alone. I've got this figured out. Let me do it my way,' or 'Don't ask me questions,' and so on, and on the other hand, they (are) crushed in tears, and looking to you for comfort just like a child. They might cry like the children they used to be, but being able to actually comfort them is nowhere near as easy.

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Translations for comfort

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • سلى, عزى, واسىArabic
  • йыуанысBashkir
  • утеха, разтуха, успокоявам, удобство, облекчение, утешавамBulgarian
  • pohodlíCzech
  • behagelighed, trøst, komfort, bekvemmelighedDanish
  • trösten, Bequemlichkeit, ermutigen, Tröstung, Trost, Komfort, BehaglichkeitGerman
  • άνεσηGreek
  • consuelo, comodidad, confortarSpanish
  • راحتPersian
  • helpotus, tehdä, lohdutus, mukava, lohduttaa, lohtu, mukavuusFinnish
  • uggiFaroese
  • consoler, confortFrench
  • treastgjeWestern Frisian
  • compord, sólásIrish
  • आरामHindi
  • vigasz, vigasztalás, kényelem, enyhületHungarian
  • մխիթարել, սփոփելArmenian
  • 慰める, 慰め, 快適さJapanese
  • alloquorLatin
  • ērtībaLatvian
  • oranga ngākau, āhurutangaMāori
  • സമാധാനം, സുഖംMalayalam
  • troost, comfort, gemak, troostenDutch
  • komfort, pociecha, wygodaPolish
  • conforto, consoloPortuguese
  • consolare, confortRomanian
  • успокаивать, комфорт, утешить, утешение, успокоить, уют, удобство, утешатьRussian
  • utešíSlovak
  • tröstSwedish

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