comfort

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. luxury; ease, coziness; enjoyment, satisfaction; solace, consolation; cheer, air. See pleasure, relief, content.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A state of ease]
Syn. contentment, ease, well-being, rest, quiet, relaxation, repose, alleviation, relief, assuagement, poise, prosperity, opulence, cheer, snugness, abundance, sufficiency, gratification, luxury, warmth, plenty, creature comforts, amenities, satisfaction, satisfaction of bodily wants, coziness, pleasure, happiness, restfulness, peacefulness, cheerfulness, complacency, bed of roses*; see also convenience 2 , ease 1 , enjoyment 2 , satisfaction 2 .
Ant. discomfort, uneasiness, distress.
2. [Consolation]
Syn. solace, compassion, sympathy; see pity 1 , sympathy 2 .
3. [Anything that brings comfort]
Syn. help, support, succor; see aid 1 , encouragement 2 .
v.
Syn. console, soothe, solace, condole, commiserate, grieve with, compassionate, sympathize, share with, calm, pacify, compose, tranquilize, reassure, hearten, cheer, gladden, inspirit, revive, reanimate, bolster up, put at ease, make comfortable, relieve, alleviate, assuage, allay, mitigate, quiet one's fears, help one in need, lighten one's burden, grant respite, disburden, succor, sustain, support, uphold, encourage, invigorate, enhearten, give one a lift, renew, refresh, revitalize, revivify, strengthen, salve, warm, ameliorate, lighten, soften, abate, remedy, release, restore, pat on the back, hold one's hand, sit by, put in a good humor; see also encourage 2 , pity 1 , sympathize .
Ant. make uneasy, distress, afflict, discourage.
Syn.- comfort suggests the lessening of misery or grief by cheering, calming, or inspiring with hope; console suggests less positive relief but implies a moderation of the sense of loss or disappointment [ to console someone on the death of a parent ] ; solace suggests the relieving of melancholy, boredom, or loneliness [ I solaced myself with music ] ; soothe implies the calming or allaying of pain, distress, or agitation [ to soothe a fretful child ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. well-being ease, peace, tranquility, happiness, coziness, creature comforts, satisfaction, luxury, contentment. That stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.''—Kahlil Gibran.
2. solace consolation, relief, reassurance, sympathy, commiseration, cheer, support, succor, lift, alleviation, help.
ANT.: 1. discomfort, agony, pain. 2. aggravation
II
v.
console, soothe, reassure, unburden, support, uphold, alleviate, hearten, bolster, cheer, mitigate, solace, relieve, salve, gladden, assuage.
ANT.: aggravate, trouble, burden
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To give hope to in time of grief or pain: console, solace, soothe. See HELP. 2. To make less severe or more bearable: allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, lessen, lighten2, mitigate, palliate, relieve. See INCREASE. II noun 1. Steady good fortune or financial security: ease, prosperity, prosperousness. Informal: easy street. Idioms: comfortable (or easy) circumstances, the good life. See RICH, THRIVE. 2. A consoling in time of grief or pain: consolation, solace. See HELP. 3. Anything that increases physical comfort: amenity, convenience, facility (often used in plural). See COMFORT.

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  • Comfort — Com fort, n. [OF. confort, fr. conforter.] 1. Assistance; relief; support. [Obs. except in the phrase aid and comfort. See 5 below.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Encouragement; solace; consolation in trouble; also, that which affords consolation.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Comfort — Com fort, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comforted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comforting.}] [F. conforter, fr. L. confortare to strengthen much; con + fortis strong. See {Fort}.] 1. To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comfort — n ease, *rest, repose, relaxation, leisure Analogous words: contentedness or content, satisfaction (see corre sponding adjectives under SATISFY vb): enjoyment, joy, fruition, *pleasure: relief, assuagement, alleviation (see corresponding verbs at …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • comfort — [kum′fərt] vt. [ME comforten < OFr conforter, to comfort < LL (esp. in Vulg. of O.T.) confortare, to strengthen much < L com , intens. + fortis, strong: see FORT1] 1. to soothe in distress or sorrow; ease the misery or grief of; bring… …   English World dictionary

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  • Comfort — Comfort, TX U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas Population (2000): 2358 Housing Units (2000): 917 Land area (2000): 3.205519 sq. miles (8.302256 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.014612 sq. miles (0.037845 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.220131 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Comfort, TX — U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas Population (2000): 2358 Housing Units (2000): 917 Land area (2000): 3.205519 sq. miles (8.302256 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.014612 sq. miles (0.037845 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.220131 sq. miles (8.340101 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • comfort — [n1] good feeling; ease abundance, alleviation, amenity, assuagement, bed of roses*, cheer, cheerfulness, complacency, contentment, convenience, coziness, creature comforts*, enjoyment, exhilaration, facility, gratification, happiness, luxury,… …   New thesaurus

  • comfort — ► NOUN 1) a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. 2) (comforts) things that contribute to comfort. 3) consolation for grief or anxiety. ► VERB ▪ cause to feel less unhappy; console. DERIVATIVES comforting …   English terms dictionary

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  • Comfort — (engl.), 1) Hülfe; 2) Bequemlichkeit, Behaglichkeit; daher: Comfortabel (spr. Comfortäbl), bequem, behaglich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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