[kuhm-fert] /ˈkʌm fərt/
verb (used with object)
to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to:
They tried to comfort her after her loss.
to make physically .
Obsolete. to aid; support or encourage.
relief in affliction; consolation; solace:
Her presence was a comfort to him.
a feeling of relief or consolation:
Her forgiveness afforded him great comfort.
a person or thing that gives consolation:
She was a great comfort to him.
a cause or matter of relief or satisfaction:
The patient’s recovery was a comfort to the doctor.
a state of ease and satisfaction of bodily wants, with freedom from pain and anxiety:
He is a man who enjoys his comfort.
something that promotes such a state:
His wealth allows him to enjoy a high degree of comfort.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a or quilt.
Obsolete. strengthening aid; assistance.
a state of ease or well-being
relief from affliction, grief, etc
a person, thing, or event that brings solace or ease
(usually pl) something that affords physical ease and relaxation
to ease the pain of; soothe; cheer
to bring physical ease to
late 13c., conforten “to cheer up, console,” from Old French conforter “to comfort, to solace; to help, strengthen,” from Late Latin confortare “to strengthen much” (used in Vulgate), from Latin com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + fortis “strong” (see fort). Change of -n- to -m- began in English 14c. Related: Comforted; comforting.
c.1200, “feeling of relief” (as still in to take comfort in something); also “source of alleviation or relief;” from Old French confort (see comfort (v.)). Replaced Old English frofor. Comforts (as opposed to necessities and luxuries) is from 1650s.
noun 1. an informal statement assuring the financial soundness or backing of a company.
noun 1. a room or building with toilet and lavatory facilities for public use. noun 1. (US) a public lavatory and rest room noun A restroom; public toilet: Pull over. I need the comfort station
- Comfort stop
noun 1. (informal) a short break on a journey to allow travellers to go to the toilet noun See comfort break
noun 1. a girl or woman forced into prostitution by Japanese soldiers during World War II.