Definitions for: Comforter

[n] device used for an infant to suck or bite on
[n] bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
[n] a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer of fears"
[n] commiserates with someone who has had misfortune

Webster (1913) Definition: Com"fort*er, n.
1. One who administers comfort or consolation.

Let no comforter delight mine ear But such a one
whose wrongs do suit with mine. --Shak.

2. (Script.) The Holy Spirit, -- referring to his office of
comforting believers.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the
Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all
things. --John xiv.

3. A knit woolen tippet, long and narrow. [U. S.]

The American schoolboy takes off his comforter and
unbuttons his jacket before going in for a snowball
fight. --Pop. Sci.

4. A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable. [U. S.]

Job's comforter, a boil. [Colloq.]

Synonyms: allayer, baby's dummy, pacifier, puff, quilt, reliever, sympathiser, sympathizer, teething ring

See Also: bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding, communicator, continental quilt, device, duvet, eiderdown, human, individual, Job's comforter, mortal, patchwork, patchwork quilt, person, somebody, someone, soul

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