comforter

[ kuhm-fer-ter ]
/ ˈkʌm fər tər /

noun

a person or thing that comforts.
a quilt.
a long, woolen scarf, usually knitted.
the Comforter. Holy Ghost.

Nearby words

  1. comfort woman,
  2. comfort zone,
  3. comfortable,
  4. comfortable as an old shoe, as,
  5. comfortably,
  6. comforting,
  7. comfrey,
  8. comfy,
  9. comic,
  10. comic book

Origin of comforter

1300–50; Middle English comfortour < Anglo-French, Old French conforteor, equivalent to confort(er) (see comfort) + -eor < Latin -ōr- -or1 or -ātōr- -ator

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British Dictionary definitions for comforter

comforter

/ (ˈkʌmfətə) /

noun

a person or thing that comforts
mainly British a woollen scarf
a baby's dummy
US a quilted bed covering

Comforter

/ (ˈkʌmfətə) /

noun

Christianity an epithet of the Holy Spirit

Word Origin for Comforter

C14: translation of Latin consolātor, representing Greek paraklētos; see Paraclete

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Word Origin and History for comforter

comforter

n.

mid-14c., "one who consoles or comforts," from Anglo-French confortour (Old French comforteor), from Vulgar Latin *confortatorem, agent noun from Late Latin confortare (see comfort (v.)). As a kind of scarf, from 1823; as a kind of coverlet, from 1832.

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