Comfort meaning

kŭmfərt
Comfort means to give a sense of peace to someone.

An example of comfort is giving a sad friend a big hug.

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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.

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To soothe in distress or sorrow; ease the misery or grief of; bring consolation or hope to.
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Aid; encouragement.
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Relief from distress, grief, etc.; consolation.
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A person or thing that comforts.
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Anything that makes life easy or comfortable.
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To give a sense of ease to.
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To help; aid.
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A state of ease and quiet enjoyment, free from worry, pain, or trouble.
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A quilted bed covering; comforter.
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Sleep in comfort with our new mattress.

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Something that offers comfort.

The comforts of home.

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A consolation; something relieving suffering or worry.

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

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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.

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To relieve the distress or suffering of; to provide comfort to.

Rob comforted Aaron because he was lost and very sad.

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To make comfortable.
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To soothe in time of affliction or distress.
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To ease physically; relieve.

Comforted the feverish patient with a cool cloth.

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A quilted bedcover; a comforter.
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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