Comforter
Comforter Com"fort*er, n. 1. One who administers comfort or consolation. [1913 Webster]

Let no comforter delight mine ear But such a one whose wrongs do suit with mine. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Script.) The Holy Spirit, -- referring to his office of comforting believers. [1913 Webster]

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things. --John xiv. 26. [1913 Webster]

3. A knit woolen tippet, long and narrow. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

The American schoolboy takes off his comforter and unbuttons his jacket before going in for a snowball fight. --Pop. Sci. Monthly. [1913 Webster]

4. A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

{Job's comforter}, a boil. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • comforter — [kum′fər tər] n. [ME comfortour < OFr conforteor] 1. a person or thing that comforts ☆ 2. a quilted bed covering 3. a long woolen scarf the Comforter Bible the Holy Spirit: John 14:26 …   English World dictionary

  • comforter — mid 14c., one who consoles or comforts, from Anglo Fr. confortour (O.Fr. comforteor), from V.L. *confortatorem, agent noun from L.L. confortare (see COMFORT (Cf. comfort)). As a kind of scarf, from 1823; as a kind of coverlet, from 1832 …   Etymology dictionary

  • comforter — ► NOUN 1) a person or thing that provides consolation. 2) Brit. a baby s dummy. 3) N. Amer. a warm quilt …   English terms dictionary

  • Comforter — For other uses, see Comforter (disambiguation). A comforter (American English) is a type of blanket. Comforters are intended to keep the user warm, especially during sleep, although they can also be used as mattress pads. Comforters are generally …   Wikipedia

  • comforter — [[t]kʌ̱mfə(r)tə(r)[/t]] comforters 1) N COUNT A comforter is a person or thing that comforts you. He became Vivien Leigh s devoted friend and comforter. 2) N COUNT A comforter is a large cover filled with feathers or similar material which you… …   English dictionary

  • comforter — n. (AE) a down comforter * * * [ kʌmfətə] (AE) a down comforter …   Combinatory dictionary

  • comforter — UK [ˈkʌmfə(r)tə(r)] / US [ˈkʌmfərtər] noun [countable] Word forms comforter : singular comforter plural comforters 1) someone or something that comforts you 2) old fashioned a wool scarf 3) American a duvet …   English dictionary

  • comforter — /kum feuhr teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that comforts. 2. a quilt. 3. a long, woolen scarf, usually knitted. 4. the Comforter. See Holy Ghost. [1300 50; ME comfortour < AF, OF conforteor, equiv. to confort(er) (see COMFORT) + eor < L or OR1 or …   Universalium

  • comforter — /ˈkʌmfətə/ (say kumfuhtuh) noun 1. someone or something that comforts. 2. (upper case) the Holy Spirit. 3. a woollen scarf for wrapping round the neck in cold weather. 4. Chiefly US a quilted bedspread. 5. Chiefly US a baby s dummy. –phrase 6.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • comforter — noun Date: 14th century 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 (as down) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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