A cause or matter of relief or satisfaction: The patient's recovery was a comfort to the doctor.Comfort noun (NO pain thesaurus: synonyms and related words comfort noun (enough money.

No one can find out her trouble and no one seems to be able to comfort her.From, cambridge English Corpus Such a person is excluded from all social relationships, and can get none of the comforts that make life pleasurable.Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

C.1200, "feeling of relief" (as still in to take comfort in something also "source of alleviation or relief from Old French confort (see comfort (v.).The American Heritage Idioms Dictionary Copyright 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.