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, 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.

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

  2. comfortnoun

    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. 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.

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

  4. comfortverb

    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. comfortverb

    To make the physical circumstances comfortable.

    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

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. Elizabeth Ochoa:

    Every person has different levels of comfort with closeness and distance to each other, if both people are comfortable with living apart, it can work well—but if there is a mismatch, based on fears about abandonment, trust, or fidelity, then living apart will strain the relationship.

  2. Saint Basil:

    Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.

  3. Seneca:

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

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Change is always good when managed properly, and we mustn't be afraid of it at all. In my view, a Comfort Zone may offer the security, but it's only after stepping out of the Comfort Zone that we find our true potential, brilliance extraordinaire and captivating creativity. So we should always welcome the Change, and most importantly, must manage it smartly.

  5. Lata Bandgar:

    They are treated worse than animals - even cattle live with greater security, greater comfort. It is a dangerous world for them. So if she can stake her claim to land or property, then she has some security. Without it, she has nothing.

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