Definitions for comfortˈkʌm fərt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•fort*ˈkʌm fərt(v.t.)

  1. to soothe, console, or reassure; bring solace or cheer to:

    to comfort someone after a loss.

  2. to make physically comfortable.

  3. (n.)relief in affliction; consolation; solace.

  4. a feeling of relief or consolation.

  5. a person or thing that gives consolation or relief.

  6. a state of ease and satisfaction of bodily wants, with freedom from pain and anxiety.

  7. something that promotes such a state.

  8. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a comforter or quilt.

    Category: Dialect

  9. 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

com′fort•less(adj.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. comfort(noun)ˈkʌm fərt

    a state of feeling relaxed and being without pain

    a seat designed for the driver's comfort

  2. comfortˈkʌm fərt

    relief or reassurance about sth

    We take comfort from our families.; It's a comfort to him to know you're here.

  3. comfortˈkʌm fərt

    a situation in which you have everything you need in life

    wealthy people living in comfort

  4. comfort(verb)ˈkʌm fərt

    to reassure sb when they are sad or worried

    I didn't know how to comfort her.

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.

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


Translations for comfort

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

comfort(noun)

a pleasant condition of being physically or mentally relaxed, happy, warm etc

They now live in comfort.

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