['kʌmfət] or ['kʌmfɚt]


(noun.) assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal; 'it gave comfort to the enemy'.

(noun.) a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment.

(noun.) satisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing; 'his friendship was a comfort'; 'a padded chair was one of the room's few comforts'.

(noun.) a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain; 'he is a man who enjoys his comfort'; 'she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair'.

(verb.) lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; 'ease the pain in your legs' .

(verb.) give moral or emotional strength to.

Typed by Leigh--From WordNet


(v. t.) To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate.

(v. t.) To assist or help; to aid.

(v. t.) To impart strength and hope to; to encourage; to relieve; to console; to cheer.

(n.) Assistance; relief; support.

(n.) Encouragement; solace; consolation in trouble; also, that which affords consolation.

(n.) A state of quiet enjoyment; freedom from pain, want, or anxiety; also, whatever contributes to such a condition.

(n.) A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable.

(n.) Unlawful support, countenance, or encouragement; as, to give aid and comfort to the enemy.

Editor: Moore

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. a. Solace, console, cheer, gladden, encourage, inspirit, enliven, animate, revive, refresh, invigorate, relieve, strengthen.

n. [1]. Support, assistance, aid, help, succor, countenance.[2]. Solace, consolation, encouragement, relief.[3]. Ease, enjoyment, satisfaction.

Inputed by Gretchen


v.t. to relieve from pain or distress: to soothe: to cheer revive.—n. relief: encouragement: ease: quiet enjoyment: freedom from annoyance: whatever gives ease enjoyment &c.: a subject of satisfaction.—adj. Com′fortable imparting or enjoying comfort.—adv. Com′fortably.—n. Com′forter one who administers comfort: (B.) the Holy Spirit: a long narrow woollen tippet.—adj. Com′fortless without comfort.—n. Com′fortlessness.—Job's comforter one who while pretending to comfort only aggravates the distress.

Typist: Rowland

Unserious Contents or Definition

n. A state of mind produced by contemplation of a neighbor's uneasiness.

Edited by Francine


Checker: Sylvia


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