(?), n. 1. One who administers comfort or consolation.
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Let no comforter delight mine ear
But such a one whose wrongs do suit with mine.
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2. (Script.) The Holy Spirit, -- referring to his office of comforting believers.
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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.
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3. A knit woolen tippet, long and narrow. [U. S.]
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The American schoolboy takes off his comforter and unbuttons his jacket before going in for a snowball fight.
Pop. Sci. Monthly.
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4. A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable. [U. S.]
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Job's comforter, a boil. [Colloq.]
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