1a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint:there is room for four people to travel in comfort
) things that contribute to physical ease and well-being:the low upholstered chair was one of the room’s few comforts
prosperity and the pleasant lifestyle secured by it:my father left us enough to live in comfort 2consolation for grief or anxiety:a few words of comfort they should take comfort that help is available [in singular] a person or thing that gives consolation or alleviates a difficult situation:his friendship was a great comfort
3US dialect a warm quilt.
make (someone) feel less unhappy or anxious:her friend tried to comfort her help (someone) feel at ease; reassure:her strength comforted and protected me