What does comfort mean?

Definitions for comfort
ˈkʌm fərtcom·fort

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comfort, comfortablenessnoun

    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. comfortnoun

    a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment

  3. consolation, comfort, solacenoun

    the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

    "his presence was a consolation to her"

  4. ease, comfortnoun

    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. comfortnoun

    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, puffnoun

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

  7. comfortverb

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

    "it gave comfort to the enemy"

  8. comfort, soothe, console, solaceverb

    give moral or emotional strength to

  9. comfort, easeverb

    lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate

    "ease the pain in your legs"

Wiktionary

  1. comfortnoun

    Contentment, ease.

  2. comfortnoun

    A consolation; something relieving suffering or worry.

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

  3. comfortnoun

    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. comfortverb

    To provide comfort to or relieve suffering.

    Rob comforted Aaron because he was lost and very sad.

  5. comfortverb

    To make the physical circumstances comfortable.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comfortverb

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

  2. Comfortverb

    to assist or help; to aid

  3. Comfortverb

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

  4. Comfortnoun

    assistance; relief; support

  5. Comfortnoun

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

  6. Comfortnoun

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

  7. Comfortnoun

    a wadded bedquilt; a comfortable

  8. Comfortnoun

    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

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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

Examples of comfort in a Sentence

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

  2. Sonya Sceats:

    Sri Lankan torture survivors in treatment with us are adamant that they cannot trust a purely domestic process and will take comfort from the High Commissioner's warning that there must not be a replay of past broken promises, any process that fails to win the confidence of survivors, including from the Tamil minority, is doomed to fail and may set back the common cause of reconciliation.

  3. John Cheney II:

    These were not built for comfort. They crammed five or six people in some of these vehicles and sent them off in hardship to protect ourselves and protect our liberty and our freedom, it brings back a lot of memories and I wanted to show these guys what I used to do.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Nostalgia is your remembrance of the things in the past, not necessarily as they were in reality. Nostalgia is often negative, and yet it can sometimes trigger a positive phenomenon that works exactly in reverse. Nostalgia can lead to strong yearnings for discovering new lands, exploring newer oceans, and offering your unlimited creativity in most unfamiliar spaces - everything that is beyond your normal limitations, and outside your comfort zone.

  5. Alex Bush:

    I've been surprised by places, i reached outside my comfort zone and have fallen in love with it.

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