1 adj If a piece of furniture or an item of clothing is comfortable, it makes you feel physically relaxed when you use it, for example because it is soft., (Antonym: uncomfortable)
...a comfortable fireside chair..., Trainers are so comfortable to wear.
2 adj If a building or room is comfortable, it makes you feel physically relaxed when you spend time in it, for example because it is warm and has nice furniture.
A home should be comfortable and friendly., ...somewhere warm and comfortable.
comfortably adv usu ADV -ed
...the comfortably furnished living room.
3 adj If you are comfortable, you are physically relaxed because of the place or position you are sitting or lying in., (Antonym: uncomfortable)
Lie down on your bed and make yourself comfortable..., She tried to maneuver her body into a more comfortable position.
comfortably adv ADV with v
Are you sitting comfortably?..., He would be tucked comfortably into bed.
4 adj If you say that someone is comfortable, you mean that they have enough money to be able to live without financial problems.
`Is he rich?'—`He's comfortable.'..., She came from a stable, comfortable, middle-class family.
Cayton describes himself as comfortably well-off.
5 adj In a race, competition, or election, if you have a comfortable lead, you are likely to win it easily. If you gain a comfortable victory or majority, you win easily.
By half distance we held a comfortable two-lap lead..., He appeared to be heading for a comfortable victory.
comfortably adv ADV with v
...the Los Angeles Raiders, who comfortably beat the Bears earlier in the season.
6 adj If you feel comfortablewith a particular situation or person, you feel confident and relaxed with them.
v-link ADJ, oft ADJ prep
Nervous politicians might well feel more comfortable with a step-by-step approach..., He liked me and I felt comfortable with him..., I'll talk to them, but I won't feel comfortable about it.
comfortably adv ADV after v
They talked comfortably of their plans.
7 adj When a sick or injured person is said to be comfortable, they are in a stable physical condition.
He was described as comfortable in hospital last night.
8 adj A comfortable life, job, or situation does not cause you any problems or worries. ...a comfortable teaching job at a university..., Kohl's retirement looks far from comfortable.
If you do something comfortably , you do it easily. adv ADV with v
Only take upon yourself those things that you know you can manage comfortably..., Three of the six have comfortably exceeded their normal life expectancy.
If someone is comfortably off, they have enough money to be able to live without financial problems. adj usu v-link ADJ
He had no plans to retire even though he is now very comfortably off.