comfort

I UK [ˈkʌmfə(r)t] / US [ˈkʌmfərt] noun
Word forms "comfort":
singular comfort plural comforts
**
1) [uncountable] a physically relaxed state, without any pain or other unpleasant feelings

The airline is keen to improve passenger comfort.

in comfort:

There is plenty of room to lie down and sleep in comfort.

2) [uncountable] a feeling of being less sad or worried about something than you were previously

My mother was always there to offer comfort.

take comfort from something:

I take comfort from the fact that his friends are there to help him.

a source of comfort (to someone):

She is a source of great comfort.

be no/some/small etc comfort (to someone):

I know it's no comfort, but these things take time.

a) [countable, usually singular] someone or something that makes you feel better when you are sad or worried

It was a comfort to think that there was no rent to pay.

comfort to:

Her children have been a great comfort to her.

b) [only before noun] used for making yourself feel better when you are sad or worried

a comfort blanket


Collocations:
Verbs frequently used with comfort as the object ▪  bring, derive, draw, find, offer, seek, take
3) [uncountable] a pleasant way of life in which you have everything you need

Now he can live in comfort for the rest of his life.

4) comforts
[plural] things that make your life easier and more pleasant

the comforts of domestic life

home comforts:

I miss my home comforts when I'm away.

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II UK [ˈkʌmfə(r)t] / US [ˈkʌmfərt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "comfort":
present tense I/you/we/they comfort he/she/it comforts present participle comforting past tense comforted past participle comforted
*
to make someone feel less sad, worried, or disappointed

He went upstairs to comfort the baby.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Comfort — Com fort, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comforted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comforting.}] [F. conforter, fr. L. confortare to strengthen much; con + fortis strong. See {Fort}.] 1. To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • comfort — [kum′fərt] vt. [ME comforten < OFr conforter, to comfort < LL (esp. in Vulg. of O.T.) confortare, to strengthen much < L com , intens. + fortis, strong: see FORT1] 1. to soothe in distress or sorrow; ease the misery or grief of; bring… …   English World dictionary

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  • Comfort — Comfort, TX U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas Population (2000): 2358 Housing Units (2000): 917 Land area (2000): 3.205519 sq. miles (8.302256 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.014612 sq. miles (0.037845 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.220131 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Comfort, TX — U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas Population (2000): 2358 Housing Units (2000): 917 Land area (2000): 3.205519 sq. miles (8.302256 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.014612 sq. miles (0.037845 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.220131 sq. miles (8.340101 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • comfort — [n1] good feeling; ease abundance, alleviation, amenity, assuagement, bed of roses*, cheer, cheerfulness, complacency, contentment, convenience, coziness, creature comforts*, enjoyment, exhilaration, facility, gratification, happiness, luxury,… …   New thesaurus

  • comfort — ► NOUN 1) a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. 2) (comforts) things that contribute to comfort. 3) consolation for grief or anxiety. ► VERB ▪ cause to feel less unhappy; console. DERIVATIVES comforting …   English terms dictionary

  • Comfort 24 — (Одесса,Украина) Категория отеля: Адрес: Frantsuzskiy Boulevard 16, Одесса, 65000, Украи …   Каталог отелей

  • Comfort — (engl.), 1) Hülfe; 2) Bequemlichkeit, Behaglichkeit; daher: Comfortabel (spr. Comfortäbl), bequem, behaglich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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