Definitions for comfortˈkʌm fərt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to soothe, console, or reassure; bring solace or cheer to:
to comfort someone after a loss.
to make physically comfortable.
(n.)relief in affliction; consolation; solace.
a feeling of relief or consolation.
a person or thing that gives consolation or relief.
a state of ease and satisfaction of bodily wants, with freedom from pain and anxiety.
something that promotes such a state.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a comforter or quilt.
Obs. strengthening aid; assistance.
* Syn: comfort , console , soothe imply assuaging sorrow, worry, discomfort, or pain. comfort means to lessen someone's grief or distress by giving strength and hope and restoring a cheerful outlook: to comfort a despairing friend. console , a more formal word, means to make grief or distress seem lighter by means of kindness and thoughtful attentions: to console a bereaved parent. soothe means to pacify or calm: to soothe a crying child.
Origin of comfort:
1175–1225; ME comfortien < AF, OF conforter < LL confortāre to strengthen <con-+ L fortis strong
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"
a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
consolation, comfort, solace(noun)
the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction
"his presence was a consolation to her"
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"
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"
quilt, comforter, comfort, puff(noun)
bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal
"it gave comfort to the enemy"
comfort, soothe, console, solace(verb)
give moral or emotional strength to
lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate
"ease the pain in your legs"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a state of feeling relaxed and being without pain
a seat designed for the driver's comfort
relief or reassurance about sth
We take comfort from our families.; It's a comfort to him to know you're here.
a situation in which you have everything you need in life
wealthy people living in comfort
to reassure sb when they are sad or worried
I didn't know how to comfort her.
A consolation; something relieving suffering or worry.
We still have the spare tire? That's a comfort at least.
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.
: To provide comfort to or relieve suffering.
Rob comforted Aaron because he was lost and very sad.
To make the physical circumstances comfortable.
Origin: From conforter, from confortare, present active infinitive of conforto, itself from con- + fortis.
to make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate
to assist or help; to aid
to impart strength and hope to; to encourage; to relieve; to console; to cheer
assistance; relief; support
encouragement; solace; consolation in trouble; also, that which affords consolation
a state of quiet enjoyment; freedom from pain, want, or anxiety; also, whatever contributes to such a condition
a wadded bedquilt; a comfortable
unlawful support, countenance, or encouragement; as, to give aid and comfort to the enemy
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.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'comfort' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3606
Rank popularity for the word 'comfort' in Nouns Frequency: #1440
Rank popularity for the word 'comfort' in Verbs Frequency: #1084
Translations for comfort
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a pleasant condition of being physically or mentally relaxed, happy, warm etc
They now live in comfort.
- confortoPortuguese (BR)
- die BehaglichkeitGerman
- bekvemmelighed; velvære; komfortDanish
- comodidad, confort, bienestarSpanish
- راحتی؛ آرامشFarsi
- elää mukavastiFinnish
- zadovoljstvo, ugodnost, udobnostCroatian
- comodità, serenitàItalian
- poilsis, ramybė, jaukumasLithuanian
- velvære, komfort, bekvemmelighetNorwegian
- راحتی؛ آرامشPersian
- välbefinnande, välståndSwedish
- rahatlık, huzurTurkish
- 舒適Chinese (Trad.)
- آرام ، آسودگیUrdu
- sự an ủiVietnamese
- 舒适Chinese (Simp.)
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