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
2. Serviceable; helpful. [Obs.]
Be comfortable to my mother, your mistress,
and make much of her.
3. Affording or imparting comfort or
consolation; able to comfort; cheering; as, a comfortable
hope. "Kind words and comfortable."
A comfortable provision made for their
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.
5. Free, or comparatively free, from pain
or distress; -- used of a sick person. [U. S.]
Com"fort*a*ble, n. A stuffed
or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter; a comfort. [U.