What is the meaning of comfort?


  • A state of being relaxed and feeling no pain.
    • usage: "he is a man who enjoys his comfort"; "she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair"
  • A feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment.
  • The act of consoling; giving relief in affliction.
    • usage: "his presence was a consolation to her"
  • A freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state.
    • usage: "a life of luxury and ease"; "he had all the material comforts of this world"
  • Satisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing.
    • usage: "his friendship was a comfort"; "a padded chair was one of the room's few comforts"
  • Bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together.
  • Assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal.
    • usage: "it gave comfort to the enemy"


  • Give moral or emotional strength to.
  • Lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate.
    • usage: "ease the pain in your legs"
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APAWordNet. (2010). comfort. Retrieved October 19, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/comfort/definitions/1220085
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