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1a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint: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 2the easing or alleviation of a person’s feelings of grief or distress:a few words of comfort they should take comfort that help is available [in singular] a person or thing that helps to alleviate a difficult situation:his friendship was a great comfort 3US dialect a warm quilt.
verb [with object]
ease the grief or distress of; console:she broke down in tears and her friend tried to comfort her improve the mood of or restore a sense of well-being to:he dined outdoors, comforted by the crackling sounds of the fire