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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)

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.

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."