English - Vietnamese Dictionary
comfort /'kʌmfət/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự an ủi, sự khuyên giải; người an ủi, người khuyên giải; nguồn an ủi, lời an ủi
- a few words of comfort: vài lời an ủi
- to be a comfort to someone: là nguồn an ủi của người nào
- cold comfort: loài an ủi nhạt nhẽo
- sự an nhàn, sự nhàn hạ; sự sung túc
- to live in comfort: sống an nhàn sung túc
- (số nhiều) tiện nghi
- the comforts of life: những tiện nghi của cuộc sống
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) chăn lông vịt
- creature comforts
- đồ ăn ngon, quần áo đẹp...
- (quân sự) những thứ lặt vặt cần dùng hằng ngày (cho cá nhân như thuốc lá...)
- ngoại động từ
- dỗ dành, an ủi, khuyên giải, làm khuây khoả
- to comfort a child: dỗ dành an ủi đứa trẻ
- to comfort those who are in sorrow: an ủi những người đang phiền muộn
+a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
+a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
+the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction
+a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
+give moral or emotional strength to
+lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate
Advanced English Dictionary
1 console, solace, soothe, assuage, reassure, relieve, hearten, cheer, gladden:
It might comfort you to know that Roderick has recovered completely. He comforted her when the pain became unbearable.
2 consolation, solace, relief, cheer:
I derived some comfort from knowing that my attacker had been caught.
3 ease, luxury, security, abundance, plenty, opulence:
Cordelia lived out her days in comfort after inheriting a fortune from her aunt.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [U] the state of being physically relaxed and free from pain; the state of having a pleasant life, with everything that you need: These tennis shoes are designed for comfort and performance. + With video, you can watch the latest movies in the comfort of your own home. + The hotel offers a high standard of comfort and service. + They had enough money to live in comfort in their old age.
2 [U] a feeling of not suffering or worrying so much; a feeling of being less unhappy
to take / draw comfort from sb's words + I tried to offer a few words of comfort. + The sound of gunfire was too close for comfort. + If it's any comfort to you, I'm in the same situation. + His words were of little comfort in the circumstances. + comfort food (= food that makes you feel better)
3 [sing.] a person or thing that helps you when you are suffering, worried or unhappy: The children have been a great comfort to me through all of this. + It's a comfort to know that she is safe.
See also - COLD COMFORT
4 [C, usually pl.] a thing that makes your life easier or more comfortable: The hotel has all modern comforts / every modern comfort. + material comforts (= money and possessions)
See also - CREATURE COMFORTS
to make sb who is worried or unhappy feel better by being kind and sympathetic towards them: [VN] The victim's widow was today being comforted by family and friends. + She comforted herself with the thought that it would soon be spring. + [VN to inf] It comforted her to feel his arms around her.
1 having all your body needs/a pleasant life
great, maximum, modest, reasonable
They live in modest comfort.
| comparative, relative | added
a quilted cover for added comfort
| domestic, personal, physical
I dress for comfort rather than glamour.
| in ~
I like to travel in reasonable comfort.
a degree/standard of comfort, in the comfort of your own home, too close/hot for comfort
The hotel offers a high standard of comfort. The sound of gunfire was too close for comfort.
2 help/kindness to sb who is suffering
great | cold
A drop in the unemployment rate was cold comfort for those without a job (= not much comfort at all).
VERB + COMFORT
bring sb, give sb, offer sb, provide sb with
His kind words brought some comfort to the grieving parents.
| derive, draw, find, get, seek, take
They sought comfort in each other. We took great comfort from the fact that at least some of our savings were safe.
COMFORT + NOUN
Chocolate is a great comfort food.
She found comfort in music.
a source of comfort
3 sb/sth that helps when you are suffering, etc.
The children have been a great comfort to me through all of this.
4 sth that makes life easier
modern | creature, home, material
I hate camping?I miss all my creature comforts.
The idea that he was not alone comforted him greatly.
be comforted to know
He was comforted to know that most people in the class knew even less than he.
| being comforted by family/friends/relatives
The victim's widow was today being comforted by family and friends.
| feel comforted
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