Share this entry

Share this page

comforter

Syllabification: com·fort·er
Pronunciation: /ˈkəmfərdər
 
/

Definition of comforter in English:

noun

1North American A warm quilt.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with comforter

breakfasterLancaster

Definition of comforter in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈemyələs
adjective
seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something