To soothe in time of affliction or distress. To ease physically; relieve. A condition or feeling of pleasurable ease, well-being, and contentment. Solace in time of grief or fear. Help; assistance: gave comfort to the enemy. One that brings or provides comfort. The capacity to give physical ease and well-being: enjoying the comfort of my favorite chair. Chiefly Southern & Lower Northern U.S. A quilted bedcover; a comforter.