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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comfortable  \Com"fort*a*ble\,  a.  [OF.  confortable.] 
  1.  Strong;  vigorous;  valiant.  [Obs.]  --Wyclif. 
 
  Thy  conceit  is  nearer  death  than  thy  powers.  For  my 
  sake  be  comfortable;  hold  death  a  while  at  the  arm's 
  end  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Serviceable;  helpful.  [Obs.] 
 
  Be  comfortable  to  my  mother,  your  mistress,  and  make 
  much  of  her  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Affording  or  imparting  comfort  or  consolation;  able  to 
  comfort;  cheering;  as  a  comfortable  hope.  ``Kind  words 
  and  comfortable.''  --Cowper. 
 
  A  comfortable  provision  made  for  their  subsistence. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  In  a  condition  of  comfort;  having  comforts;  not  suffering 
  or  anxious;  hence  contented;  cheerful;  as  to  lead  a 
  comfortable  life. 
 
  My  lord  leans  wondrously  to  discontent;  His 
  comfortable  temper  has  forsook  him:  He  is  much  out 
  of  health.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Free  or  comparatively  free  from  pain  or  distress;  -- 
  used  of  a  sick  person.  [U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comfortable  \Com"fort*a*ble\,  n. 
  A  stuffed  or  quilted  coverlet  for  a  bed;  a  comforter;  a 
  comfort.  [U.  S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  comfortable 
  adj  1:  providing  or  experiencing  physical  well-being  or  relief; 
  "comfortable  clothes";  "comfortable  suburban  houses"; 
  "made  himself  comfortable  in  an  armchair";  "the 
  antihistamine  made  her  feel  more  comfortable";  "are 
  you  comfortable?";  (`comfy'  is  informal  as  in  "feeling 
  comfy  now?")  [syn:  {comfy}]  [ant:  {uncomfortable}] 
  2:  free  from  stress  or  conducive  to  mental  ease;  having  or 
  affording  peace  of  mind;  "was  settled  in  a  comfortable 
  job,  one  for  which  he  was  well  prepared";  "the  comfortable 
  thought  that  nothing  could  go  wrong";  "was  comfortable  in 
  his  religious  beliefs";  "she's  a  comfortable  person  to  be 
  with";  "she  felt  comfortable  with  her  fiance's  parents" 
  [ant:  {uncomfortable}] 
  3:  more  than  adequate;  "the  home  team  had  a  comfortable  lead" 
  4:  sufficient  to  provide  comfort;  "a  comfortable  salary" 
  5:  in  fortunate  circumstances  financially;  moderately  rich; 
  "they  were  comfortable  or  even  wealthy  by  some  standards"; 
  "easy  living";  "a  prosperous  family";  "his  family  is 
  well-situated  financially";  "well-to-do  members  of  the 
  community"  [syn:  {easy},  {prosperous},  {well-fixed},  {well-heeled}, 
  {well-off},  {well-situated},  {well-to-do}] 




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