comfort meaning

EN[ˈkʌm.fət] [ˈkʌm.fɚt]
  • Comfort (or comfortability, or being comfortable) is a sense of physical or psychological ease, often characterized as a lack of hardship. Persons who are lacking in comfort are uncomfortable, or experiencing discomfort.
  • Because of the personal nature of positive associations, psychological comfort is highly subjective.
  • The use of "comfort" as a verb generally implies that the subject is in a state of pain, suffering or affliction.
  • Like certain other terms describing positive feelings or abstractions (hope, charity, chastity), comfort may also be used as a personal name.

    Definition of comfort in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcomfortsPREcom-
    1. Contentment, ease.
      1. Sleep in comfort with our new mattress.
    2. Something that offers comfort.
      1. the comforts of home
    3. A consolation; something relieving suffering or worry.
      1. We still have the spare tire? That's a comfort at least.
    4. A cause of relief or satisfaction.
      1. The outcome of the peace negotiations in Moscow in 1940 was a heavy blow to the young nation, but in the same time a great comfort: at least the independency was preserved.
  • VerbSGcomfortsPRcomfortingPT, PPcomforted
    1. VT To relieve the distress or suffering of; to provide comfort to.
      1. Rob comforted Aaron because he was lost and very sad.
    2. VT To make comfortable.
      1. OBS To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate.
        1. OBS To assist or help; to aid.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • The steady tick of the clock provided a comforting background for the conversation.
            • Perhaps this distraction was perversely comforting for a dyed-in-the-wool antimachinist like Orr, a sense of continuity at a time of great emotional confusion.
            • But today, my friends, you and I must contend with a stone-hearted man who will not even comfort the poor with a place to sit.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • We tried to comfort him, but he said it warn't much use, he couldn't be much comforted.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
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            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of comfort for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "comfort" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
            Difficultness: Level 1
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 9
            Definite    ➨     Versatile