Comfort

Definition of Comfort

Com´fort
v. t.1.To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate.
[imp. & p. p. Comforted; p. pr. & vb. n. Comforting.]
God's own testimony . . . doth not a little comfort and confirm the same.
- Hooker.
2.To assist or help; to aid.
I . . . can not help the noble chevalier:
God comfort him in this necessity!
- Shak.
3.To impart strength and hope to; to encourage; to relieve; to console; to cheer.
Light excelleth in comforting the spirits of men.
- Bacon.
That we may be able to comfort them that are in any affliction.
- 2 Cor. i. 4 (Rev. Ver.).
A perfect woman, nobly planned,
To warn, to comfort, and command.
- Wordsworth.
n.1.Assistance; relief; support.
2.Encouragement; solace; consolation in trouble; also, that which affords consolation.
In comfort of her mother's fears.
- Shak.
Cheer thy spirit with this comfort.
- Shak.
Speaking words of endearment where words of comfort availed not.
- Longfellow.
3.A state of quiet enjoyment; freedom from pain, want, or anxiety; also, whatever contributes to such a condition.
I had much joy and comfort in thy love.
- Phil. 7 (Rev. Ver.).
He had the means of living in comfort.
- Macaulay.
4.A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable.
5.(Law) Unlawful support, countenance, or encouragement; as, to give aid and comfort to the enemy.

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