Definition of comforter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkʌmfətə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌmfərtər//
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  1. 1a person or thing that makes you feel calmer or less worried She was hugging a pillow as a comforter.
  2. 2(North American English) a type of thick cover for a bed compare quilt
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French comforteor, from conforter ‘to comfort’, from late Latin confortare ‘strengthen’, from com- (expressing intensive force) + Latin fortis ‘strong’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: comforter