- (British) IPA: /ˈkʌm.fət/
- (America) enPR: kŭm'fərt, IPA: /ˈkʌm.fəɹt/, [ˈkʰʌɱ.fɚt]
- (obsolete) enPR: kŭmfôrt', IPA: /kʌmˈfɔɹt/
- Contentment, ease.
- Sleep in comfort with our new mattress.
- Something that offers comfort.
- the comforts of home
- A consolation; something relieving suffering or worry.
- We still have the spare tire? That's a comfort at least.
- A cause of relief or satisfaction.
- 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.
- (contentment, ease) austerity
- French: confort
- German: Behaglichkeit, Bequemlichkeit, Komfort
- Portuguese: conforto
- Russian: удо́бство
- Spanish: comodidad
comfort (comforts, present participle comforting; past and past participle comforted)
- (transitive) To relieve the distress or suffering of; to provide comfort to.
- Rob comforted Aaron because he was lost and very sad.
- 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
- Light, above all things, excelleth in comforting the spirits of men.
- (transitive) To make comfortable.
- (obsolete) To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate.
- God's own testimony […] doth not a little comfort and confirm the same.
- (obsolete) To assist or help; to aid.
- 1591, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene iii]:
- I […] cannot help the noble chevalier: / God comfort him in this necessity!
- French: consoler
- German: trösten, ermutigen
- Portuguese: confortar, reconfortar
- Russian: успока́ивать
- Spanish: confortar