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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comforter  \Com"fort*er\,  n. 
  1.  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,  --  referring  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. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  4.  A  wadded  bedquilt;  a  comfortable.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {Job's  comforter},  a  boil.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  comforter 
  n  1:  commiserates  with  someone  who  has  had  misfortune  [syn:  {sympathizer}] 
  2:  a  bed  cover  made  of  two  layers  of  cloth  filled  with  stuffing 
  and  stitched  together  [syn:  {quilt},  {puff}] 
  3:  used  for  an  infant  to  suck  or  bite  on  [syn:  {pacifier},  {baby's 
  dummy},  {teething  ring}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Comforter 
  the  designation  of  the  Holy  Ghost  (John  14:16,  26;  15:26;  16:7; 
  R.V.  marg.,  "or  Advocate,  or  Helper;  Gr  paracletos").  The  same 
  Greek  word  thus  rendered  is  translated  Advocate"  in  1  John  2:1 
  as  applicable  to  Christ.  It  means  properly  "one  who  is  summoned 
  to  the  side  of  another"  to  help  him  in  a  court  of  justice  by 
  defending  him  "one  who  is  summoned  to  plead  a  cause." 
  Advocate"  is  the  proper  rendering  of  the  word  in  every  case 
  where  it  occurs. 
 
  It  is  worthy  of  notice  that  although  Paul  nowhere  uses  the 
  word  paracletos  he  yet  presents  the  idea  it  embodies  when  he 
  speaks  of  the  intercession"  both  of  Christ  and  the  Spirit  (Rom. 
  8:27,  34). 
 




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