- a person or thing that comforts
- a quilted bed covering
- a long woolen scarf
Origin of comforterMiddle English comfortour from Old French conforteor
- One that comforts: the nurse as comforter of the sick.
- Comforter Christianity The Holy Spirit.
- A quilted bedcover.
- A narrow, long, typically woolen neck scarf.
- The Holy Spirit.
From the Ancient Greek παράκλητος (paraklētos, “comforter”) as is referenced in several New Testament Biblical verses.