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Definition of "comforter" [com•fort•er]

  • One that comforts: the nurse as comforter of the sick. (noun)
  • Christianity The Holy Spirit. (noun)
  • A quilted bedcover. (noun)
  • A narrow, long, typically woolen neck scarf. (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 "comforter" in a sentence
  • "I could be wrong about this, but I always thought the duvet was meant to slip inside of a cover, while the comforter is already decorative and is meant to be used as is."
  • "This comforter is the Spirit of truth, whom you know, v. 16, 17."
  • "If a comforter is used, cover it with an allergen-proof cover to keep the mites out."