com|fort|a|bly [ˈkʌmftəbli, ˈkʌmfət- US ˈkʌmfərt-, ˈkʌmft-] adv
2¦(physically relaxed)¦
in a way that makes you feel physically relaxed, without any pain, or without being too hot, cold etc
The hotel is modern and comfortably furnished .
his comfortably baggy jeans
in a way that feels physically relaxed, without any pain, or without being too hot, cold etc
I was sitting comfortably in the lounge, reading a newspaper.
3.) ¦(MONEY)¦
with enough money to live on without having to worry about paying for things
She earns enough money to live comfortably .
His family were comfortably off (=fairly rich) .
easily and without problems
Davis won comfortably , 9-1, 9-3, 9-2.
the amount of work you can comfortably deal with
in a confident and relaxed way
They were soon chatting comfortably with each other.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Comfortably — Com fort*a*bly, adv. In a comfortable or comforting manner. [1913 Webster] Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem. Is. xl. 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comfortably — late 14c., pleasantly, enjoyably, from COMFORTABLE (Cf. comfortable) + LY (Cf. ly) (1). Meaning in a state of comfort is 1630s …   Etymology dictionary

  • comfortably — UK [ˈkʌmftəblɪ] / US [ˈkʌmfərtəblɪ] adverb 1) with a physically relaxed feeling and without any pain or other unpleasant feelings Are you all sitting comfortably? 2) so as to be pleasant to be in, sit on, lie on, wear, or use All the bedrooms are …   English dictionary

  • comfortably — [[t]kʌ̱mfə(r)təbli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV with v If you do something comfortably, you do it easily. → See also comfortable Only take upon yourself those things that you know you can manage comfortably... Three of the six have comfortably exceeded… …   English dictionary

  • comfortably — adverb 1. in mental comfort; without stress (Freq. 5) he works comfortably on three continents • Derived from adjective: ↑comfortable 2. in physical comfort (Freq. 2) she could have been lying comfortably in bed getting the same relief …   Useful english dictionary

  • comfortably — adv. Comfortably is used with these adjectives: ↑furnished, ↑numb, ↑settled, ↑warm Comfortably is used with these verbs: ↑accommodate, ↑beat, ↑exceed, ↑fit, ↑lean, ↑lie, ↑liv …   Collocations dictionary

  • comfortably — comfortable ► ADJECTIVE 1) providing or enjoying physical comfort. 2) free from financial worry. 3) (of a victory) with a wide margin. DERIVATIVES comfortably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • comfortably — adverb see comfortable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • comfortably — See comfortableness. * * * …   Universalium

  • comfortably — adverb In a comfortable manner …   Wiktionary

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