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"


  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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Comfortnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Poynings made a wild chace upon the wild Irish; where, in respect of the mountains and fastnesses, he did little good, which he would needs impute unto the comfort that the rebels should receive underhand from the earl of Kildare. Francis Bacon.

    The king did also appoint commissioners for the fining of all such as were of any value, and had any hand or partaking in the aid or comfort of Perkins, or the Cornishmen. Francis Bacon.

    I will keep her ign’rant of her good,
    To make her heavenly comforts of despair,
    When it is least expected. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.

    As they have no apprehension of those things, so they need no comfort against them. John Tillotson, Serm. i.

    Your children were vexation to your youth,
    But mine shall be a comfort to your age. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

  2. To COMFORTverb

    Etymology: comforto, low Latin.

    Salvia comfortat nervos. Schol. Sal.].

    The evidence of God’s own testimony, added unto the natural assent of reason, concerning the certainty of them, doth not a little comfort and confirm the same. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    Light excelleth in comforting the spirits of men: light varied doth the same effect, with more novelty. This is the cause why precious stones comfort. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 960.

    Some of the abbots had been guilty of comforting and assisting the rebels. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

    They bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him. Job, xlii. 11.

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


  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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  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. Albert Einstein:

    The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.

  2. XinR Alarm:

    I wonder why I was never even scared, I guess I never really even cared It’s a fate I never really feared, It’s a comfort that quickly disappeared I wonder why I was never even there, I guess life's really never been fair It’s all a huge joke on our sympathy, how we’ve destroyed our own dignity

  3. Alex Walker:

    She still wanted( the) comfort of having something soft and cuddly to lay in bed with her, they provide support not just for kids but patients of all ages. They normalize the environment.

  4. Martin Bell:

    Together we will bring much-needed supplies, offer comfort to those fleeing the war — and bear witness both to the suffering and to the extraordinary efforts of the agencies offering relief from that suffering.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    This is the kind of deplorable not only hateful response to a legitimate security issue, but it is giving aid and comfort to ISIS and other radical jihadists.

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