Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “comfort”

comfort

noun
 
 
/ˈkʌmfət/
NO PAIN [U] B1 a pleasant feeling of being relaxed and having no pain: The car has been designed for practicality, safety, and comfort. Now you can watch the latest films in the comfort of your sitting room.Peaceful and tranquil
FOR SADNESS [U] a feeling of being less worried or sad about something: What she said brought me great comfort.Calm and relaxed
ENOUGH MONEY [U] a pleasant life with enough money for everything that you need: He can afford to retire and live in comfort for the rest of his life.Satisfied and complacentShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assurance
a comfort to sb someone or something that helps you when you are anxious or sad: The children have been a great comfort to me since his death.Calming and relaxing
PLEASANT THING [C] something that makes your life easy and pleasant: [usually plural] Good chocolate is one of life's little comforts. → Opposite discomfortSatisfied and complacentShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assurance
(Definition of comfort noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “comfort” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

microbrewery

a small company that makes beer, usually using traditional methods, and often has a restaurant where its beer is served

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More