AskDefine | Define comfort

Dictionary Definition



1 a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain; "he is a man who enjoys his comfort"; "she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair" [syn: comfortableness] [ant: discomfort]
2 a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
3 the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her" [syn: consolation, solace]
4 a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state; "a life of luxury and ease"; "he had all the material comforts of this world" [syn: ease]


1 give moral or emotional strength to [syn: soothe, console, solace]
2 lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your legs" [syn: ease]

User Contributed Dictionary



IPA [ˈkʌɱ.fɝt], [ˈkʌɱ.fəɻt], [ˈkʌɱ.fɻt], /ˈkʌmfərt/, AHD kŭm'fərt.


  1. Contentment, ease.
    Sleep in comfort with our new mattress.
    the comforts of home
  2. A consolation; something relieving suffering or worry.
    We still have the spare tire? That's a comfort at least.
  3. 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
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (shūshì)
  • Czech: pohodlí
  • Finnish: mukavuus
  • German: Behaglichkeit, Bequemlichkeit, Komfort
  • Greek: άνεση
  • Hungarian: kényelem
  • Russian: удобство, комфорт
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (ānwèi)
  • Czech: pohodlí
  • Finnish: lohtu, lohdutus
  • German: Trost, Tröstung
  • Hungarian: vigasz, vigasztalás
  • Russian: утешение
cause of relief or satisfaction
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (ānmiǎn)
  • Finnish: helpotus
  • German: Trost, Tröstung
  • Hungarian: enyhület

Derived terms


  1. : To provide comfort to or relieve suffering.
    Rob comforted Aaron because he was lost and very sad.
  2. To make the physical circumstances comfortable.


to provide comfort
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (ānwèi)
  • Finnish: lohduttaa
  • German: trösten, ermutigen
  • West Frisian: treastgje
to make comfortable

Extensive Definition

Comfort may mean:
United States Navy ships:

See also

comfort in German: Comfort
comfort in Dutch: Comfort
comfort in Japanese: コンフォート

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