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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. commiserates with someone who has had misfortune;
[syn: sympathizer, sympathiser, comforter]

2. a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies;
- Example: "a reliever of anxiety"
- Example: "an allayer of fears"
[syn: reliever, allayer, comforter]

3. bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together;
[syn: quilt, comforter, comfort, puff]

4. device used for an infant to suck or bite on;
[syn: comforter, pacifier, baby's dummy, teething ring]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Comforter \Com"fort*er\, n. 1. One who administers comfort or consolation. [1913 Webster] Let no comforter delight mine ear But such a one whose wrongs do suit with mine. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Script.) The Holy Spirit, -- referring to his office of comforting believers. [1913 Webster] But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things. --John xiv. 26. [1913 Webster] 3. A knit woolen tippet, long and narrow. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] The American schoolboy takes off his comforter and unbuttons his jacket before going in for a snowball fight. --Pop. Sci. Monthly. [1913 Webster] 4. A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] Job's comforter, a boil. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

comforter n 1: commiserates with someone who has had misfortune [syn: sympathizer, sympathiser, comforter] 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, comforter] 3: bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together [syn: quilt, comforter, comfort, puff] 4: device used for an infant to suck or bite on [syn: comforter, pacifier, baby's dummy, teething ring]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "comforter": 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
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Comforter the designation of the Holy Ghost (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7; R.V. marg., "or Advocate, or Helper; Gr. paracletos"). The same Greek word thus rendered is translated "Advocate" in 1 John 2:1 as applicable to Christ. It means properly "one who is summoned to the side of another" to help him in a court of justice by defending him, "one who is summoned to plead a cause." "Advocate" is the proper rendering of the word in every case where it occurs. It is worthy of notice that although Paul nowhere uses the word paracletos, he yet presents the idea it embodies when he speaks of the "intercession" both of Christ and the Spirit (Rom. 8:27, 34).