comfort

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noun
1 having all your body needs/a pleasant life
ADJECTIVE
complete, great, maximum, modest, reasonable

They live in modest comfort.

comparative (esp. BrE), relative
added

a quilted cover for added comfort

domestic, personal, physical
COMFORT + NOUN
level
zone

She's willing to venture outside her comfort zone (= try things that are more challenging).

PREPOSITION
for comfort

I dress for comfort rather than elegance.

in comfort

I like to travel in reasonable comfort.

comfort of

He enjoys dangerous sports from the comfort of his couch.

PHRASES
a degree of comfort, a standard of comfort

The hotel offers a high standard of comfort.

in the comfort of your own home

Learn a new language in the comfort of your own home.

too close for comfort

The sound of gunfire was too close for comfort.

2 help/kindness to sb who is suffering
ADJECTIVE
great
little, small
cold

A drop in the unemployment rate was cold comfort for those without a job (= not much comfort at all).

… OF COMFORT
crumb, word
VERB + COMFORT
bring sb, give sb, offer sb, provide sb with

His kind words brought some comfort to the grieving parents.

derive, draw, find, get, have, seek, take

They sought comfort in each other.

We took great comfort from the fact that our savings were safe.

need

I need all the comfort I can get right now.

COMFORT + NOUN
food

Chocolate is a great comfort food.

PREPOSITION
comfort in

She found comfort in music.

PHRASES
a source of comfort
3 sb/sth that helps when you are suffering, etc.
ADJECTIVE
great
PREPOSITION
comfort to

The children have been a great comfort to me through all of this.

4 sth that makes life easier
ADJECTIVE
modern
creature, home (BrE), material

I hate camping—I miss all my creature comforts.

spiritual
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verb
ADVERB
greatly

The idea that he was not alone comforted him greatly.

PHRASES
be comforted to know

He was comforted to know that most people in the class knew even less than he.

being comforted by family, friends, etc.

The victim's widow was today being comforted by family and friends.

feel comforted
Comfort is used with these nouns as the object: ↑baby, ↑sick

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Comfort — Com fort, n. [OF. confort, fr. conforter.] 1. Assistance; relief; support. [Obs. except in the phrase aid and comfort. See 5 below.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Encouragement; solace; consolation in trouble; also, that which affords consolation.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Comfort — Com fort, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comforted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comforting.}] [F. conforter, fr. L. confortare to strengthen much; con + fortis strong. See {Fort}.] 1. To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comfort — n ease, *rest, repose, relaxation, leisure Analogous words: contentedness or content, satisfaction (see corre sponding adjectives under SATISFY vb): enjoyment, joy, fruition, *pleasure: relief, assuagement, alleviation (see corresponding verbs at …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • comfort — [kum′fərt] vt. [ME comforten < OFr conforter, to comfort < LL (esp. in Vulg. of O.T.) confortare, to strengthen much < L com , intens. + fortis, strong: see FORT1] 1. to soothe in distress or sorrow; ease the misery or grief of; bring… …   English World dictionary

  • Comfort — (Марина ди Кампо,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II , 57034 Марина …   Каталог отелей

  • Comfort — Comfort, TX U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas Population (2000): 2358 Housing Units (2000): 917 Land area (2000): 3.205519 sq. miles (8.302256 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.014612 sq. miles (0.037845 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.220131 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Comfort, TX — U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas Population (2000): 2358 Housing Units (2000): 917 Land area (2000): 3.205519 sq. miles (8.302256 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.014612 sq. miles (0.037845 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.220131 sq. miles (8.340101 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • comfort — [n1] good feeling; ease abundance, alleviation, amenity, assuagement, bed of roses*, cheer, cheerfulness, complacency, contentment, convenience, coziness, creature comforts*, enjoyment, exhilaration, facility, gratification, happiness, luxury,… …   New thesaurus

  • comfort — ► NOUN 1) a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. 2) (comforts) things that contribute to comfort. 3) consolation for grief or anxiety. ► VERB ▪ cause to feel less unhappy; console. DERIVATIVES comforting …   English terms dictionary

  • Comfort 24 — (Одесса,Украина) Категория отеля: Адрес: Frantsuzskiy Boulevard 16, Одесса, 65000, Украи …   Каталог отелей

  • Comfort — (engl.), 1) Hülfe; 2) Bequemlichkeit, Behaglichkeit; daher: Comfortabel (spr. Comfortäbl), bequem, behaglich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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