HyperDic: comfort

English > 9 senses of the word comfort:
NOUNstatecomfort, comfortablenessa state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
feelingcomforta feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
actcomfort, consolation, solacethe act of consoling
statecomfort, easea freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable / comfortable state
statecomfortsatisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing
artifactcomfort, quilt, comforter, puffbedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
actcomfortassistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal
VERBemotioncomfort, soothe, console, solacegive moral or emotional strength to
bodycomfort, easelessen pain or discomfort
comfort > pronunciation
Soundskah'mfert
RhymesAlbert ... yogurt: 70 rhymes with ert...
English > comfort: 9 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of being relaxed and feeling no pain.
Examples
  • "he is a man who enjoys his comfort"
  • "she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair"
Synonymcomfortableness
Attributescomfortable, comfyProviding or experiencing physical well-being or relief ('comfy' is informal)
uncomfortableProviding or experiencing physical discomfort
NarrowerconvenienceThe state of being suitable or opportune
coziness, cosiness, snugnessA state of warm snug comfort
relief, easeThe condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
solace, solacementcomfort in disappointment or misery
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Oppositediscomfort, uncomfortablenessThe state of being tense and feeling pain
Spanishbienestar, confort
Catalanbenestar, comfort, confort
Verbscomfortlessen pain or discomfort
English > comfort: 9 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningA feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment.
Narrowerconsolation, solace, solacementThe comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment
relief, alleviation, assuagementThe feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
Broaderpleasure, pleasanceA fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience
Spanishtranquilidad
Catalantranquil·litat
English > comfort: 9 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of consoling; giving relief in affliction.
Synonymsconsolation, solace
Broaderrelief, succor, succour, ministrationAssistance in time of difficulty
Spanishconsolación, consuelo, solaz
Catalanconsolació, consol
Verbscomfortgive moral or emotional strength to
English > comfort: 9 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningA freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable / comfortable state.
Example "he had all the material comforts of this world"
Synonymease
Narrowerlap of luxuryIn conditions of wealth and comfort
Broaderaffluence, richnessabundant wealth
Spanishbienestar, comodidad, holgura
Catalanbenestar, comoditat, folgança
English > comfort: 9 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningSatisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing.
Examples
  • "his friendship was a comfort"
  • "a padded chair was one of the room's few comforts"
Broadergratification, satisfactionstate of being gratified or satisfied
English > comfort: 9 senses > noun 6, artifact
Meaningbedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together.
Synonymsquilt, comforter, puff
Narrowereiderdown, duvet, continental quiltA soft quilt usually filled with the down / down of the eider
patchwork, patchwork quiltA quilt made by sewing patches of different materials together
Broaderbedclothes, bed clothing, beddingcoverings that are used on a bed
Spanishcolcha, edredón
Catalanedredó
Verbscomfortlessen pain or discomfort
English > comfort: 9 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningAssistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal.
Example"it gave comfort to the enemy"
Broaderaid, assist, assistance, helpThe activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
English > comfort: 9 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningGive moral or emotional strength to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe good news will comfort her
Synonymssoothe, console, solace
Narrowercalm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, stillmake calm or still
still, allay, relieve, easelessen the intensity of or calm
Spanishalentar, confortar, consolar, reconfortar, solazar
Catalanalenar, animar, confortar, consolar, solaçar
Nounscomfortthe act of consoling
comfortercommiserates with someone who has had misfortune
comfortera person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
English > comfort: 9 senses > verb 2, body
Meaninglessen pain or discomfort; alleviate.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymease
Broaderrelieve, alleviate, palliate, assuageProvide physical relief, as from pain
Spanishaligerarse, aliviar, dar alivio, laxar, mitigar, reconfortar, relajarse
Catalanafluixar, alleugerir-se, laxar, mitigar, relaxar-se
Nounscomforta state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
comforter, comfortbedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
comforterdevice used for an infant to suck or bite on

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