Definition of comforter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌmfətə/


1A person or thing that provides consolation: he is friend, comforter, and guardian a cup of tea was our universal cure-all and comforter
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  • Many people, it is true, are morbidly fascinated by deadlocks and stand-offs and cling to them as old friends and comforters.
  • Credit the heroic firemen, police and rescue workers; praise hospitable friends and comforters.
  • It was so hard to comfort the comforter; she already knew all the rules.
1.1British A baby’s dummy.
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  • Some parents give their babies comforters for sleep time - but remember, if your baby can't find her comforter during the night she'll probably call for you to find it.
2 dated A woollen scarf.
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  • He goes on to give a vivid picture of the field mice lining up to sing with their red worsted comforters around their throats and their feet jigging for warmth; for this description alone the story should be read.
3North American A warm quilt.
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  • That means placing baby on his back on a firm, flat mattress and not adding extra mattresses or any soft bedding, such as pillows, quilts or comforters.
  • Find out everything you need to know about choosing the perfect blankets, pillows, bed linens, comforters, and other bedding here now.
  • Don't use pillows, comforters, quilts, and other soft or plush items on the bed.


Late Middle English: from Old French comforteor, from conforter 'to comfort' (see comfort).

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