Meaning of comfort

com•fort

Pronunciation: (kum'furt), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to: They tried to comfort her after her loss.
  2. to make physically comfortable.
  3. to aid; support or encourage.
—n.
  1. relief in affliction; consolation; solace: Her presence was a comfort to him.
  2. a feeling of relief or consolation: Her forgiveness afforded him great comfort.
  3. a person or thing that gives consolation: She was a great comfort to him.
  4. a cause or matter of relief or satisfaction: The patient's recovery was a comfort to the doctor.
  5. a state of ease and satisfaction of bodily wants, with freedom from pain and anxiety: He is a man who enjoys his comfort.
  6. something that promotes such a state: His wealth allows him to enjoy a high degree of comfort.
  7. a comforter or quilt.
  8. strengthening aid; assistance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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