comforter

noun com·fort·er \ ˈkəm(p)-fər-tər , ˈkəm(p)-fə-tər \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of comforter

1 a capitalized :holy spirit
b :one that gives comfort
2 a :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

  1. He was her longtime confidant and comforter.

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First Known Use of comforter

14th century


COMFORTER Defined for English Language Learners

comforter

noun

Definition of comforter for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


COMFORTER Defined for Kids

comforter

noun com·fort·er \ ˈkəm-fər-tər \

Definition of comforter for Students

1 :a person or thing that gives relief to someone suffering grief or trouble
2 :1quilt

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