comforter


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.

com·fort·er

 (kŭm′fər-tər)
n.
1. One that comforts: the nurse as comforter of the sick.
2. Comforter Christianity The Holy Spirit.
3. A quilted bedcover.
4. A narrow, long, typically woolen neck scarf.

comforter

(ˈkʌmfətə)
n
1. a person or thing that comforts
2. (Clothing & Fashion) chiefly Brit a woollen scarf
3. a baby's dummy
4. (Textiles) US a quilted bed covering

Comforter

(ˈkʌmfətə)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity an epithet of the Holy Spirit
[C14: translation of Latin consolātor, representing Greek paraklētos; see Paraclete]

com•fort•er

(ˈkʌm fər tər)

n.
1. one that comforts.
2. a thick quilted bedcover.
3. a long woolen scarf, usu. knitted.
[1300–50; < Anglo-French, Old French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comforter - commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
communicator - a person who communicates with others
Job's comforter - someone whose comfort is actually discouraging
2.comforter - a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifiescomforter - a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer of fears"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
3.comforter - bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched togethercomforter - bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding - coverings that are used on a bed
continental quilt, duvet, eiderdown - a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
patchwork quilt, patchwork - a quilt made by sewing patches of different materials together
4.comforter - device used for an infant to suck or bite oncomforter - device used for an infant to suck or bite on
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
Translations
lohduttaja

comforter

[ˈkʌmfətəʳ] N
1. (baby's) → chupete m, chupón m (LAm)
2. (US) (= blanket) → edredón m
3. (= scarf) → bufanda f

comforter

[ˈkʌmfərr] n (US) (= quilt) → édredon mcomfort food naliment m réconfortant

comforter

n
(= person)Tröster(in) m(f); my wife was my comforter in times of stressin schweren Zeiten war meine Frau mein Beistand
(dated: = scarf) → Wollschal m
(= dummy, teat)Schnuller m
(US: = quilt) → Deckbett nt

comforter

[ˈkʌmfətəʳ] n (person) → consolatore/trice; (scarf) → sciarpa di lana; (baby's dummy) → ciuccio, succhiotto (Am) (quilt) → trapunta
References in classic literature ?
answered a husky voice from above, and, running up, Meg found her sister eating apples and crying over the Heir of Redclyffe, wrapped up in a comforter on an old three-legged sofa by the sunny window.
I took off my long woollen comforter and wound it around Yulka's throat.
Though, upon the whole, I greatly admire and even love the brave, the honest, and learned Captain; yet I take it very ill of him that he should so utterly ignore that case-bottle, seeing what a faithful friend and comforter it must have been, while with mittened fingers and hooded head he was studying the mathematics aloft there in that bird's nest within three or four perches of the pole.
Then there came up a broad-faced man, dressed in a great gray coat with great gray cape and great white buttons, a gray hat, and a blue comforter loosely tied round his neck; his hair was gray, too; but he was a jolly-looking fellow, and the other men made way for him.
And behold, the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power, but they had no comforter.
She made this sacrifice as a matter of religious etiquette; as a thing necessary just now, but by no means to be wrested into a precedent; no, a week or two would limber up her piety, then she would be rational again, and the next two dollars that got left out in the cold would find a comforter--and she could name the comforter.
Elinor was to be the comforter of others in her own distresses, no less than in theirs; and all the comfort that could be given by assurances of her own composure of mind, and a very earnest vindication of Edward from every charge but of imprudence, was readily offered.
Ten years since, I flew through Europe half mad; with disgust, hate, and rage as my companions: now I shall revisit it healed and cleansed, with a very angel as my comforter.
Wherefore the clerk put on his white comforter, and tried to warm himself at the candle; in which effort, not being a man of a strong imagination, he failed.
But I was no sooner turned towards it, than my reproachful young conscience seemed to point that way with a ready finger; and I felt, all the more for the sinking of my spirits, that it was my nest, and that my mother was my comforter and friend.
Be sure they will, said th' Angel; but from Heav'n Hee to his own a Comforter will send, The promise of the Father, who shall dwell His Spirit within them, and the Law of Faith Working through love, upon thir hearts shall write, To guide them in all truth, and also arme With spiritual Armour, able to resist SATANS assaults, and quench his fierie darts What Man can do against them, not affraid, Though to the death, against such cruelties With inward consolations recompenc't, And oft supported so as shall amaze Thir proudest persecuters: for the Spirit Powrd first on his Apostles, whom he sends To evangelize the Nations, then on all Baptiz'd, shall them with wondrous gifts endue To speak all Tongues, and do all Miracles, As did thir Lord before them.
For all your worship says," said Sancho, "it is not becoming that there should he no thanks on our part for two hundred gold crowns that the duke's majordomo has given me in a little purse which I carry next my heart, like a warming plaster or comforter, to meet any chance calls; for we shan't always find castles where they'll entertain us; now and then we may light upon roadside inns where they'll cudgel us.