Used in AV to translate the Greek paraclete, the term in the gospel of John for the Holy Spirit, who is sent by the exalted Jesus to be with the disciples.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comforter — [kum′fər tər] n. [ME comfortour < OFr conforteor] 1. a person or thing that comforts ☆ 2. a quilted bed covering 3. a long woolen scarf the Comforter Bible the Holy Spirit: John 14:26 …   English World dictionary

  • comforter — mid 14c., one who consoles or comforts, from Anglo Fr. confortour (O.Fr. comforteor), from V.L. *confortatorem, agent noun from L.L. confortare (see COMFORT (Cf. comfort)). As a kind of scarf, from 1823; as a kind of coverlet, from 1832 …   Etymology dictionary

  • comforter — ► NOUN 1) a person or thing that provides consolation. 2) Brit. a baby s dummy. 3) N. Amer. a warm quilt …   English terms dictionary

  • Comforter — For other uses, see Comforter (disambiguation). A comforter (American English) 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 …   Wikipedia

  • comforter — [[t]kʌ̱mfə(r)tə(r)[/t]] comforters 1) N COUNT A comforter is a person or thing that comforts you. He became Vivien Leigh s devoted friend and comforter. 2) N COUNT A comforter is a large cover filled with feathers or similar material which you… …   English dictionary

  • comforter — n. (AE) a down comforter * * * [ kʌmfətə] (AE) a down comforter …   Combinatory dictionary

  • comforter — UK [ˈkʌmfə(r)tə(r)] / US [ˈkʌmfərtər] noun [countable] Word forms comforter : singular comforter plural comforters 1) someone or something that comforts you 2) old fashioned a wool scarf 3) American a duvet …   English dictionary

  • comforter — /kum feuhr teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that comforts. 2. a quilt. 3. a long, woolen scarf, usually knitted. 4. the Comforter. See Holy Ghost. [1300 50; ME comfortour < AF, OF conforteor, equiv. to confort(er) (see COMFORT) + eor < L or OR1 or …   Universalium

  • comforter — /ˈkʌmfətə/ (say kumfuhtuh) noun 1. someone or something that comforts. 2. (upper case) the Holy Spirit. 3. a woollen scarf for wrapping round the neck in cold weather. 4. Chiefly US a quilted bedspread. 5. Chiefly US a baby s dummy. –phrase 6.… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • comforter — noun Date: 14th century 1. a. capitalized Holy Spirit b. one that gives comfort 2. a. a long narrow usually knitted neck scarf b. a thick bed covering made of two layers of cloth containing a filling (as down) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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