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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain; "he is a man
         who enjoys his comfort"; "she longed for the
         comfortableness of her armchair" [syn: comfort,
         comfortableness] [ant: discomfort, uncomfortableness]
    2: a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
    3: the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his
       presence was a consolation to her" [syn: consolation,
       comfort, solace]
    4: a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a
       comfortable state; "a life of luxury and ease"; "he had all
       the material comforts of this world" [syn: ease, comfort]
    5: satisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or
       thing; "his friendship was a comfort"; "a padded chair was
       one of the room's few comforts"
    6: bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and
       stitched together [syn: quilt, comforter, comfort,
    7: assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known
       criminal; "it gave comfort to the enemy"
    v 1: give moral or emotional strength to [syn: comfort,
         soothe, console, solace]
    2: lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your
       legs" [syn: comfort, ease]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Comfort \Com"fort\, n. [OF. confort, fr. conforter.]
   1. Assistance; relief; support. [Obs. except in the phrase
      "aid and comfort." See 5 below.] --Shak.
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   2. Encouragement; solace; consolation in trouble; also, that
      which affords consolation.
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            In comfort of her mother's fears.     --Shak.
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            Cheer thy spirit with this comfort.   --Shak.
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            Speaking words of endearment where words of comfort
            availed not.                          --Longfellow.
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   3. A state of quiet enjoyment; freedom from pain, want, or
      anxiety; also, whatever contributes to such a condition.
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            I had much joy and comfort in thy love. --Phil. 7
                                                  (Rev. Ver.).
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            He had the means of living in comfort. --Macaulay.
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   4. A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable. [U. S.]
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   5. (Law) Unlawful support, countenance, or encouragement; as,
      to give aid and comfort to the enemy.

   Syn: Comfort, Consolation.

   Usage: Comfort has two meanings:

   1. Strength and relief received under affliction;

   2. Positive enjoyment, of a quiet, permanent nature, together
      with the sources thereof; as, the comfort of love;
      surrounded with comforts; but it is with the former only
      that the word consolation is brought into comparison. As
      thus compared, consolation points to some specific source
      of relief for the afflicted mind; as, the consolations of
      religion. Comfort supposes the relief to be afforded by
      imparting positive enjoyment, as well as a diminution of
      pain. "Consolation, or comfort, signifies some alleviation
      to that pain to which it is not in our power to afford the
      proper and adequate remedy; they imply rather an
      augmentation of the power of bearing, than a diminution of
      the burden." --Johnson.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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.
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            God's own testimony . . . doth not a little comfort
            and confirm the same.                 --Hooker.
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   2. To assist or help; to aid. [Obs.]
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            I . . . can not help the noble chevalier:
            God comfort him in this necessity!    --Shak.
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   3. To impart strength and hope to; to encourage; to relieve;
      to console; to cheer.
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            Light excelleth in comforting the spirits of men.
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            That we may be able to comfort them that are in any
            affliction.                           --2 Cor. i. 4
                                                  (Rev. Ver.).
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            A perfect woman, nobly planned,
            To warn, to comfort, and command.     --Wordsworth.

   Syn: To cheer; solace; console; revive; encourage; enliven;
        invigorate; inspirit; gladden; recreate; exhilarate;
        refresh; animate; confirm; strengthen.

   Usage: To Comfort, Console, Solace. These verbs all
          suppose some antecedent state of suffering or sorrow.
          Console is confined to the act giving sympathetic
          relief to the mind under affliction or sorrow, and
          points to some definite source of that relief; as, the
          presence of his friend consoled him; he was much
          consoled by this intelligence. The act of consoling
          commonly implies the inculcation of resignation.
          Comfort points to relief afforded by the communication
          of positive pleasure, hope, and strength, as well as
          by the diminution of pain; as, "They brought the young
          man alive, and were not a little comforted." --Acts
          xx. 12. Solace is from L. solacium, which means
          according to Dumesnil, consolation inwardly felt or
          applied to the case of the sufferer. Hence, the verb
          to solace denotes the using of things for the purpose
          of affording relief under sorrow or suffering; as, to
          solace one's self with reflections, with books, or
          with active employments.
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4. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906)
COMFORT, n.  A state of mind produced by contemplation of a neighbor's

5. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
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 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            16228
   Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
   Location:             29.969566 N, 98.907087 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):     78013
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
    Comfort, TX

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