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Comfort may refer to:

Places:

Persons:

United States Navy ships:

Others:

  • Comfort (album), an album by the rock group Failure
  • Comfort (Fabric Softener), a Unilever fabric softener
  • ComfortDelGro Corporation, a listed transportation company in Singapore
  • Comfort Air, an airline based in Germany
  • Comfort food
  • Comfort noise, artificial background noise used in radio and wireless communications to fill the silent time in a transmission
  • Comfort object, an object used to provide psychological comfort
  • Comfort Stand Records, an American independent record label
  • Comfort women, a euphemism for women who were forced to work as sex slaves in Japanese-occupied countries during World War II
  • Comfort zone, the term used to denote a type of mental conditioning resulting in artificially created mental boundaries, within which an individual derives a sense of security
  • Southern Comfort, an alcoholic drink made with peaches
  • Thermal Comfort, a field of specialization in building indoor environment
  • Toyota Comfort, a taxicab popular in Japan and Hong Kong

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Pronunciation

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

Etymology

From Old French conforter, from Late Latin confortāre, present active infinitive of confortō (strengthen greatly), itself from Latin con- (together) + fortis (strong).

Noun

Singular
comfort

Plural
comforts

comfort (plural comforts)

  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.

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to comfort

Third person singular
comforts

Simple past
comforted

Past participle
comforted

Present participle
comforting

to comfort (third-person singular simple present comforts, present participle comforting, simple past and past participle comforted)

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

Translations

Derived terms


Dutch

Noun

comfort n. (plural comforts, diminutive comfortje, diminutive plural comfortjes)

  1. Physical comfort, ease

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