Definition of "comfort" []

  • To soothe in time of affliction or distress. (verb-transitive)
  • To ease physically; relieve. (verb-transitive)
  • A condition or feeling of pleasurable ease, well-being, and contentment. (noun)
  • Solace in time of grief or fear. (noun)
  • Help; assistance: gave comfort to the enemy. (noun)
  • A state of ease or well-being (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Relief from affliction, grief, etc (noun)
  • A person, thing, or event that brings solace or ease (noun)
  • Support (noun)
  • Something that affords physical ease and relaxation (noun)
  • To ease the pain of; soothe; cheer (verb)
  • To bring physical ease to (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "comfort" in a sentence
  • ""For instance -- treason is giving aid and comfort to the enemy; everybody south of a certain geographical line is an enemy; you live south of that line, ergo you are an enemy; I send you my love, you being an enemy; this gives you _comfort_; ergo, I have given comfort to the enemy; ergo, I am"
  • "The term "comfort food" becomes an all-too-real substitute for love."
  • "The bus, as one earlier commenter noted, takes abut 5 hours; and the difference in comfort is enormous."