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Dictionary Information: Definition Comfortable
Thesaurus: Comfort
Description and Meaning: Comfort

  Comfortable (Com"fort*a*ble) (?), a.
[OF. confortable.]

1. Strong; vigorous; valiant. [Obs.] Wyclif. "Thy conceit is nearer death than thy powers. For my sake be comfortable; hold death a while at the arm's end." Shak.
2. Serviceable; helpful. [Obs.] "Be comfortable to my mother, your mistress, and make much of her." Shak.
3. Affording or imparting comfort or consolation; able to comfort; cheering; as, a comfortable hope. "Kind words and comfortable." Cowper. "A comfortable provision made for their subsistence." Dryden.
4. In a condition of comfort; having comforts; not suffering or anxious; hence, contented; cheerful; as, to lead a comfortable life. "My lord leans wondrously to discontent; His comfortable temper has forsook him: He is much out of health." Shak.
5. Free, or comparatively free, from pain or distress; -- used of a sick person. [U. S.]
Comfortable (Com"fort*a*ble), n.

A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter; a comfort. [U. S.]

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