- The definition of comfort is relief and encouragement or is a person who provides this for another.
An example of comfort is someone knowing that all of their monthly bills have been paid.
- Comfort means to give a sense of peace to someone.
An example of comfort is giving a sad friend a big hug.
One woman comforts another.
- to soothe in distress or sorrow; ease the misery or grief of; bring consolation or hope to
- to give a sense of ease to
- Law to help; aid
Origin of comfortMiddle English comforten ; from Old French conforter, to comfort ; from Late Latin (esp. in Vulgate of Old Testament ) confortare, to strengthen much ; from Classical Latin com-, intensive + fortis, strong: see fort
- aid; encouragement: now only in
- relief from distress, grief, etc.; consolation
- a person or thing that comforts
- a state of ease and quiet enjoyment, free from worry, pain, or trouble
- anything that makes life easy or comfortable
- ☆ a quilted bed covering; comforter
transitive verbcom·fort·ed, com·fort·ing, com·forts
- To soothe in time of affliction or distress.
- To ease physically; relieve: comforted the feverish patient with a cool cloth.
- a. A condition or feeling of pleasurable physical ease or relief from pain or stress: finally sat in comfort on the soft pillows.b. A condition of well-being, contentment, and security: an income that allowed them to live in comfort.
- a. Solace or consolation in time of sorrow or distress: soothing words of comfort.b. Help; assistance: gave comfort to the enemy.
- a. Something providing ease, convenience, or security: the comforts of modern living.b. A person or thing that brings consolation or mental ease: a friend who was a comfort to me in my grief.
- Chiefly Southern & Lower Northern US A quilted bedcover; a comforter.
Origin of comfortMiddle English comforten, from Old French conforter, to strengthen, from Late Latin cōnfortāre : Latin com-, intensive pref.; see com– + Latin fortis, strong; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Contentment, ease.
- Sleep in comfort with our new mattress.
- Something that offers comfort.
- the comforts of home
- A consolation; something relieving suffering or worry.
- We still have the spare tire? That's a comfort at least.
- 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.
(third-person singular simple present comforts, present participle comforting, simple past and past participle comforted)
- To relieve the distress or suffering of; to provide comfort to.
- Rob comforted Aaron because he was lost and very sad.
- To make comfortable.