This is a large heavy blanket filled with feathers, usualy placed on the top of the bed above the other blankets and sheets. Its presence makes the bed quite warm and cozy even on the coldest nights. It is also great for snuggling under. Turns out that 'comforter' is the word used in the United States while other english speakers use duvet in its place. (this was brought to attention courtesy of holloway)

Com"fort*er (?), n.


One who administers comfort or consolation.

Let no comforter delight mine ear But such a one whose wrongs do suit with mine. Shak.

2. Script.

The Holy Spirit, -- reffering to his office of comforting believers.

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.


A knit woolen tippet, long and narrow.

[U. S.]

The American schoolboy takes off his comforter and unbuttons his jacket before going in for a snowball fight. Pop. Sci. Monthly.


A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable.

[U. S.]

Job's comforter, a boil. [Colloq.]


© Webster 1913.

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