• (British) IPA: /ˈkʌm.fət/
  • (America) enPR: kŭm'fərt, IPA: /ˈkʌm.fəɹt/, [ˈkʰʌɱ.fɚt]
  • (obsolete) enPR: kŭmfôrt', IPA: /kʌmˈfɔɹt/


  1. Contentment, ease.
    Sleep in comfort with our new mattress.
  2. Something that offers comfort.
    the comforts of home
  3. A consolation; something relieving suffering or worry.
    We still have the spare tire? That's a comfort at least.
  4. 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.
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comfort (comforts, present participle comforting; past and past participle comforted)

  1. (transitive) To relieve the distress or suffering of; to provide comfort to.
    Rob comforted Aaron because he was lost and very sad.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Psalms 86:17–Lord}}, hast holpen me, and comfoꝛted me. ↗:
      Shew me a token foꝛ good, that they which hate me may ſee it, and bee aſhamed: becauſe thou, {{smallcaps
    • 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
      Light, above all things, excelleth in comforting the spirits of men.
  2. (transitive) To make comfortable.
  3. (obsolete) To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate.
    • God's own testimony […] doth not a little comfort and confirm the same.
  4. (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!
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  1. Surname

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