What does comfort mean?

Definitions for comfort
ˈkʌm fərtcom·fort

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.

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

  2. comfort(Noun)

    A consolation; something relieving suffering or worry.

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

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

  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.

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

  4. comfort(Verb)

    To provide comfort to or relieve suffering.

    Rob comforted Aaron because he was lost and very sad.

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

  5. comfort(Verb)

    To make the physical circumstances comfortable.

    Etymology: 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

How to pronounce comfort?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Charles Dickens:

    Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.

  2. Seneca:

    The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.

  3. Francis Bacon:

    Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection.

  4. Jitarth Jadeja:

    We used to talk about it a lot. We used to only talk about it with each other. We show each other things like, did you see that ? Did you see that ? i think superficially it did seem like [ QAnon ] gave me comfort.

  5. Mayor Ginger Nelson:

    We've used the tagline,' I'll wear one for you, if you'll wear one for me' because truly it is a new form of citizenship that you would consider others and the needs of others above your own comfort, whether that's vanity of not wearing a mask or even just the discomfort of having your nose and mouth covered, i think the people in Amarillo know that stopping the spread of this disease most depends on the choices we make as individuals.

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