Comfort Definition

kŭmfərt
comforted, comforts
verb
comforted, comforts
To soothe in distress or sorrow; ease the misery or grief of; bring consolation or hope to.
Webster's New World
To give a sense of ease to.
Webster's New World
To help; aid.
Webster's New World

To make comfortable.

Wiktionary
noun
comforts
A condition of well-being, contentment, and security.
An income that allowed them to live in comfort.
American Heritage
A state of ease and quiet enjoyment, free from worry, pain, or trouble.
Webster's New World
Aid; encouragement.
Webster's New World
Relief from distress, grief, etc.; consolation.
Webster's New World
A person or thing that comforts.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Comfort

Noun

Singular:
comfort
Plural:
comforts

Origin of Comfort

  • Middle English comforten from Old French conforter to strengthen from Late Latin cōnfortāre Latin com- intensive pref. com– Latin fortis strong bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French conforter, from Late Latin confortāre, present active infinitive of confortō (“strengthen greatly”), itself from Latin con- (“together”) + fortis (“strong”).

    From Wiktionary

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