What does the word comfort mean?

Usage examples for comfort

  1. We wish it were in our power, dear Lady, to dry up your tears and comfort you, but that we cannot do. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  2. Dorian would have been such a comfort! – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  3. I haven't the right to all this peace and comfort when I know how things are going over there. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart