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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·fort·able /ˈkʌm(p)(f)tə(r)bəl, ˈkʌm(p)fə(r)təbəl, ˈkʌmfə(r)bəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·fort·a·ble, n. A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter; a comfort. [U. S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·fort·a·ble a.
 1. Strong; vigorous; valiant. [Obs.]
    Thy conceit is nearer death than thy powers. For my sake be comfortable; hold death a while at the arm's end.   --Shak.
 2. Serviceable; helpful. [Obs.]
    Be comfortable to my mother, your mistress, and make much of her.   --Shak.
 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 subsistence.   --Dryden.
 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.   --Shak.
 5. Free, or comparatively free, from pain or distress; -- used of a sick person. [U. S.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief
             (`comfy' is informal); "comfortable clothes";
             "comfortable suburban houses"; "made himself
             comfortable in an armchair"; "the antihistamine made
             her feel more comfortable"; "are you comfortable?";
             "feeling comfy now?" [syn: comfy] [ant: uncomfortable]
      2: free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or
         affording peace of mind; "was settled in a comfortable
         job, one for which he was well prepared"; "the comfortable
         thought that nothing could go wrong"; "was comfortable in
         his religious beliefs"; "she's a comfortable person to be
         with"; "she felt comfortable with her fiance's parents"
         [ant: uncomfortable]
      3: more than adequate; "the home team had a comfortable lead"
      4: sufficient to provide comfort; "a comfortable salary"
      5: in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich;
         "they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards";
         "easy living"; "a prosperous family"; "his family is
         well-situated financially"; "well-to-do members of the
         community" [syn: easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled,
          well-off, well-situated, well-to-do]