[ kuhm-fer-ter ]
/ ˈkʌm fər tər /


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


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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for comforter (1 of 2)

/ (ˈkʌmfətə) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for comforter (2 of 2)

/ (ˈkʌmfətə) /


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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