Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A confection that consists of a piece of fruit, a seed, or a nut coated with sugar.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any kind of fruit or root preserved with sugar and dried; a ball of sugar with a seed in the center; a bonbon.
  • To make a comfit of; preserve dry with sugar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A dry sweetmeat; any kind of fruit, root, or seed preserved with sugar and dried; a confection.
  • transitive verb To preserve dry with sugar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Australia A computerised image of a suspect produced for the police force.
  • noun A confection consisting of a nut, seed or fruit coated with sugar.
  • verb transitive To preserve dry with sugar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun candy containing a fruit or nut
  • verb make into a confection

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English confit, from Old French, from Latin cōnfectum, thing prepared, neuter past participle of cōnficere, to prepare : com-, com- + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

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Acronym, from Computer Facial Identification Techniques.

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From Old French confit ("preserved fruit"), from Latin confectum (cōnfectum).

Examples

  • Sister Celestine had invented a new kind of comfit which she begged Euphrosyne to try, leaving a paper of sweetmeats on her table for that purpose.

    The Hour and the Man, An Historical Romance

  • So that there will be no confusion, comfit, when it comes to my wishes I will make you obey.

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • So that there will be no confusion, comfit, when it comes to my wishes I will make you obey.

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • “Easy, comfit,” he whispered, then bent to gently nip her full bottom lip, laving the mock injury with his tongue.

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • “I can do without the keening, comfit, though the thought of you dressed in a flowing white gown is quite another matter.”

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • “I can do without the keening, comfit, though the thought of you dressed in a flowing white gown is quite another matter.”

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • “Easy, comfit,” he whispered, then bent to gently nip her full bottom lip, laving the mock injury with his tongue.

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • “I hate to distress you, comfit, but we need to speak of something more complex than the fate of Arthur the pig.”

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • Before I give you the kiss you deserve, comfit, we need to talk about your propensity to climb through windows.

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • As soon as we reach London, comfit, those plays of yours will have their sponsor.

    Much Ado About Marriage

Comments

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  • Alice had no idea what to do, and in despair she put her hand in her pocket, and pulled out a box of comfits, (luckily the salt water had not got into it), and handed them round as prizes

    -Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

    April 13, 2009

  • if the sugar fits wear it

    March 9, 2011