Definition of comforter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəmfərdər/


1North 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.
2A person or thing that provides consolation.
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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.
2.1 (Comforter) The Holy Spirit.
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  • Therefore the person of the Holy Spirit has got to be linked to the act of God on the Cross at least to the same extent that the Holy Spirit / Comforter is linked to the presence of God in experience.
  • For if I go not away the Comforter will not come unto you.
  • Consider the following statements he makes, the first in regards to who the Comforter is, and the second on Christ being saved from the cross.
3 dated A woolen scarf.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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Syllabification: com·fort·er

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