com·​fort·​er | \ˈkəm(p)-fər-tər, ˈkəm(p)-fə-tər\

Definition of comforter 

1a capitalized : holy spirit

b : one that gives comfort

2a : a long narrow usually knitted neck scarf

b : a thick bed covering made of two layers of cloth containing a filling (such as down)

Examples of comforter in a Sentence

He was her longtime confidant and comforter.

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This comforter has over 6,000 reviews and a 4.5 rating on Amazon, and many of our staff have bought and loved it too (including yours truly). Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY, "These are the 5 best Amazon deals of the weekend," 30 June 2018 Guzman has included a backpack, towels and a comforter according to her family's needs. Frank Shyong,, "These boxes are a billion-dollar industry of homesickness for Filipinos overseas," 28 Apr. 2018 If your comforter is too bulky and your throw is too small, this Lightning Deal is a great chance to grow your collection. Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY, "Here are the 5 best Amazon deals right now," 9 July 2018 The bed had a polyester Superman comforter and a cocaine mirror on the headboard shelf. Stephen Metcalf, The Atlantic, "Jean-Michel Basquiat Is Still an Enigma," 24 June 2018 Their down is used in pillows, comforters, and winter coats. Amy Raudenbush,, "Calling all kids! Draw this cute duck for a chance to see your artwork published," 22 June 2018 The motel bill included an additional $100 charge for damage to the room, including a missing comforter and a large pool of blood — later identified as Bulaoro’s. Gary Warth,, "Former Marine sentenced to 51 years for killing Army reservist in Fallbrook," 15 June 2018 The company creates comforters, candles, blankets, pillows and even laundry detergent that fit its quality-first philosophy. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "This popular luxury linen brand rarely goes on sale -- until now," 26 Apr. 2018 Angelic Readers Many of you were eager to respond to reader Lauren S. who opposed manufacturers who use those heavy plastic zip bags to package sheets, blankets, comforters etc. Ellen Warren,, "Still puzzled by the shrunken men's suit?," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of comforter

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of comforter

: someone who helps you to feel less worried, upset, frightened, etc. : someone who comforts you

: a thick bed covering that is filled with a soft light material (such as feathers)


com·​fort·​er | \ˈkəm-fər-tər \

Kids Definition of comforter

1 : a person or thing that gives relief to someone suffering grief or trouble

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