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

 com·fort·er /ˈkʌm(p)fə(r)tɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·fort·er n.
 1. One who administers comfort or consolation.
 Let no comforter delight mine ear
 But such a one whose wrongs do suit with mine.   --Shak.
 2. Script. The Holy Spirit, -- referring to his office of comforting believers.
    But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things.   --John xiv. 26.
 3. A knit woolen tippet, long and narrow. [U. S.]
    The American schoolboy takes off his comforter and unbuttons his jacket before going in for a snowball fight.   --Pop. Sci. Monthly.
 4. A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable. [U. S.]
 Job's comforter, a boil. [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: commiserates with someone who has had misfortune [syn: sympathizer,
      2: a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and
         calms and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer
         of fears" [syn: reliever, allayer]
      3: bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and
         stitched together [syn: quilt, puff]
      4: device used for an infant to suck or bite on [syn: pacifier,
          baby's dummy, teething ring]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the designation of the Holy Ghost (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7;
    R.V. marg., "or Advocate, or Helper; Gr. paracletos"). The same
    Greek word thus rendered is translated "Advocate" in 1 John 2:1
    as applicable to Christ. It means properly "one who is summoned
    to the side of another" to help him in a court of justice by
    defending him, "one who is summoned to plead a cause."
    "Advocate" is the proper rendering of the word in every case
    where it occurs.
      It is worthy of notice that although Paul nowhere uses the
    word paracletos, he yet presents the idea it embodies when he
    speaks of the "intercession" both of Christ and the Spirit (Rom.
    8:27, 34).