Comfortable Com"fort*a*ble, a. [OF. confortable.]
1. Strong; vigorous; valiant. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
Thy conceit is nearer death than thy powers. For my
sake be comfortable; hold death a while at the arm's
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.'' --Cowper.
A comfortable provision made for their subsistence.
4. In a condition of comfort; having comforts; not suffering
or anxious; hence, contented; cheerful; as, to lead a
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.]