Comfortable Com"fort*a*ble, a. [OF. confortable.] 1. Strong; vigorous; valiant. [Obs.] --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

Thy conceit is nearer death than thy powers. For my sake be comfortable; hold death a while at the arm's end. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Serviceable; helpful. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Be comfortable to my mother, your mistress, and make much of her. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Affording or imparting comfort or consolation; able to comfort; cheering; as, a comfortable hope. ``Kind words and comfortable.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

A comfortable provision made for their subsistence. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. In a condition of comfort; having comforts; not suffering or anxious; hence, contented; cheerful; as, to lead a comfortable life. [1913 Webster]

My lord leans wondrously to discontent; His comfortable temper has forsook him: He is much out of health. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Free, or comparatively free, from pain or distress; -- used of a sick person. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.