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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 ?
Enveloped in their shaggy watch coats, and with their heads muffled in woollen comforters, all bedarned and ragged, and their beards stiff with icicles, they seemed an eruption of bears from Labrador.
So saying, he resumed his discontented walk through the apartment; and Rebecca, perceiving that her attempts at consolation only served to awaken new subjects of complaint, wisely desisted from her unavailing efforts a prudential line of conduct, and we recommend to all who set up for comforters and advisers, to follow it in the like circumstances.
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.
Much amazed at such active benevolence, he huddled himself in his cloak, muffled his throat and ears in comforters and handkerchiefs, and, thus fortified, bade defiance to the tempest.
Well," said Bartle, taking off his spectacles and putting them into his pocket, "if there must be women to make trouble in the world, it's but fair there should be women to be comforters under it; and she's one--she's one.
Accordingly, the good lady bundled up her darlings in woollen jackets and wadded sacks, and put comforters round their necks, and a pair of striped gaiters on each little pair of legs, and worsted mittens on their hands, and gave them a kiss apiece, by way of a spell to keep away Jack Frost.
It was fixed at the throat rather in the way that nurses fix children's comforters with a safety-pin.
Or is it this: To be sick and dismiss comforters, and make friends of the deaf, who never hear thy requests?
In a word, in adversity she was the best of comforters, in good fortune the most troublesome of friends, having a perfectly good opinion of herself always and an indomitable resolution to have her own way.
Pickwick and his friends waiting in the cold on the outside of the Muggleton coach, which they have just attained, well wrapped up in great- coats, shawls, and comforters.
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.