comforter


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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
I listened in admiration, and wanting to draw him out, that he might go on--Yes, Cephalus, I said: but I rather suspect that people in general are not convinced by you when you speak thus; they think that old age sits lightly upon you, not because of your happy disposition, but because you are rich, and wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
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.
On the present occasion he wore it very much on one side, with the back part forward in consequence of its being the least rusty; round his neck he wore a flaming red worsted comforter, whereof the straggling ends peeped out beneath his threadbare Newmarket coat, which was very tight and buttoned all the way up.
He had wound a red handkerchief round his cloth cap to give it the air of a turban, and his red comforter across his breast as a scarf,--an amount of red which, with the tremendous frown on his brow, and the decision with which he grasped the sword, as he held it with its point resting on the ground, would suffice to convey an approximate idea of his fierce and bloodthirsty disposition.
At ten minutes to three he was down in the coffee-room in his stockings, carrying his hat-box, coat, and comforter in his hand; and there he found his father nursing a bright fire, and a cup of hot coffee and a hard biscuit on the table.
The words which he had said to Rosa on the evening before and which had so deeply afflicted her, now came back to his mind more vividly than ever, and he asked himself how he could have told his gentle comforter to sacrifice him to his tulip, -- that is to say, to give up seeing him, if need be, -- whereas to him the sight of Rosa had become a condition of life.
Or is it this: To be sick and dismiss comforters, and make friends of the deaf, who never hear thy requests?
de Monte Cristo; he is admirably adapted to revive one's spirits, because he never interrogates, and in my opinion those who ask no questions are the best comforters.