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Meaning of COMFORTER

Pronunciation:  'kumfurtur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  device used for an infant to suck or bite on
  2. [n]  bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
  3. [n]  a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer of fears"
  4. [n]  commiserates with someone who has had misfortune

COMFORTER is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: allayer, baby's dummy, pacifier, puff, quilt, reliever, sympathiser, sympathizer, teething ring
 See Also: bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding, communicator, continental quilt, device, duvet, eiderdown, human, individual, Job's comforter, mortal, patchwork, patchwork quilt, person, somebody, someone, soul



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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.

4. A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable. [U. S.]

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

Easton Bible Dictionary

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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