comfort-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: a feeling or state of contentment, relief

Commentary: COMFORT[+state][+contentment]
NOTE: refers to any physical or psychological sense of well-being, pleasantness
NOTE: implies a recipient is experiencing contentedness

The servant attended to our comfort in every detail.
The thermostat is set within the comfort zone.
We took comfort in the fact that medical help was on the way.
This car is big enough for four adults to travel in comfort.
The team's comfort level with the new coach is improving.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: the act of providing help or aid to someone

Commentary: COMFORT[+action][+providing][+aid]
NOTE: implies an agent is administering aid to a recipient

It is an act of treason to give comfort to the enemy in time of war.
Her words of comfort soothed the frightened child.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: someone or something that provides contentment, solace

Commentary: COMFORT[+relation][+role][+provider][+contentment]
NOTE: may occur in the plural as well as singular.
NOTE: refers to anything which -is- the comfort

John's hotel had few comforts, but it was clean and inexpensive.
His grandchildren were a comfort to him in his old age.
Enjoy all the comforts of home anywhere you travel!
The wintry weather made us hungry for some real comfort food.
He found peace in the comfort of her arms.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4

Sense Number 4: financial affluence

Commentary: COMFORT[+state][+financial][+affluence]
NOTE: refers specifically to having money, material wealth

Their father left them enough to live in comfort.
She had always enjoyed a life of privilege and comfort.
The winnings were enough to keep them in comfort for years.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)