What is Comfort ?
Comfort is (noun) 1. something which helps to make you feel happier It was a comfort to know that the children were safe. The long-awaited letter gave me some comfort. 2. the state of being comfortable They live in great comfort. You expect a certain amount of comfort on a luxury liner. She complained about the lack of comfort in the second-class coaches.(verb) to make someone happier, e.g. when they are in pain or miserable She tried to comfort the little girl. He felt comforted by the gentle words of the nurse.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level