WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
com•fort•er /ˈkʌmfɚtɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. one that comforts.
  2. a thick quilted bedcover.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
com•fort•er  (kumfər tər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person or thing that comforts.
  2. a quilt.
  3. Clothinga long, woolen scarf, usually knitted.
  4. Religionthe Comforter. See  Holy Ghost. 
  • Latin -ōr- -or1 or -ātōr- -ator
  • Anglo-French, Old French conforteor, equivalent. to confort(er) (see comfort) + -eor
  • Middle English comfortour 1300–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

comforter /ˈkʌmfətə/ n
  1. a person or thing that comforts
  2. chiefly Brit a woollen scarf
  3. a baby's dummy
  4. US a quilted bed covering

Comforter /ˈkʌmfətə/ n
  1. an epithet of the Holy Spirit
Etymology: 14th Century: translation of Latin consolātor, representing Greek paraklētos; see Paraclete

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