AskDefine | Define comforter

Dictionary Definition

comforter

Noun

1 commiserates with someone who has had misfortune [syn: sympathizer, sympathiser]
2 a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer of fears" [syn: reliever, allayer]
3 bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together [syn: quilt, puff]
4 device used for an infant to suck or bite on [syn: pacifier, baby's dummy, teething ring]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Comforter

English

Etymology

From comfort + -er

Pronunciation

  • /ˈkʌmfətə/ (RP)
  • /ˈkʌmfərtər/ (US)

Noun

  1. A person who comforts someone who is suffering.
  2. A padded cover or quilt for a bed.

Translations

person who comforts
  • Russian: утешитель
padded cover
  • Kurdish:
  • Russian: стеганое ватное одеяло

Extensive Definition

A comforter is a type of blanket. Comforters are intended to keep the user warm, especially during sleep, although they can also be used as mattress pads. Comforters are generally large and rectangular in shape, filled with natural or synthetic insulative material and encased in a shell/covering. Like quilts, comforters are generally used with a set of sheets. * Duvet
comforter in French: Couette (literie)
comforter in Korean: 이불

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

afghan, bed linen, bedclothes, bedcover, bedding, bedsheet, bedspread, blanket, buffalo robe, case, clothes, comfort, consoler, contour sheet, counterpane, cover, coverlet, coverlid, eiderdown, encourager, fitted sheet, lap robe, linen, paraclete, patchwork quilt, pillow slip, pillowcase, puff, quilt, robe, rug, sheet, sheeting, slip, solacer, spread
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