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console

play
noun con·sole \ˈkän-ˌsōl\

Simple Definition of console

  • : a flat surface that contains the controls for a machine, for a piece of electrical equipment, etc.

  • : a cabinet for a stereo or television that stands on the floor

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of console

  1. 1 :  an architectural member projecting from a wall to form a bracket or from a keystone for ornament

  2. 2 :  console table

  3. 3 a :  an upright case that houses the keyboards and controlling mechanisms of an organ and from which the organ is played b :  a combination of readouts or displays and an input device (as a keyboard or switches) by which an operator can monitor and interact with a system (as a computer or dubber)

  4. 4 a :  a cabinet (as for a radio or television set) designed to rest directly on the floor b :  a small storage cabinet between bucket seats in an automobile

  5. 5 :  an electronic system that connects to a display (as a television set) and is used primarily to play video games

Examples of console in a sentence

  1. <a custom-built walnut console holds all of their home-theater components>



Origin and Etymology of console

French


First Known Use: 1664

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console

play
verb con·sole \kən-ˈsōl\

Simple Definition of console

  • : to try to make (someone) feel less sadness or disappointment

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of console

consoled

consoling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to alleviate the grief, sense of loss, or trouble of :  comfort <console a widow>

consolingly

play \-ˈsō-liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of console in a sentence

  1. Nothing could console her after his death.

  2. <the military officer who must console the bereaved at a soldier's funeral>



Origin and Etymology of console

French consoler, from Latin consolari, from com- + solari to console


First Known Use: 1673


CONSOLE Defined for Kids

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console

play
verb con·sole \kən-ˈsōl\

Definition of console for Students

consoled

consoling

  1. :  to comfort in a time of grief or distress




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console

play
noun con·sole \ˈkän-ˌsōl\

Definition of console for Students

  1. 1 :  a panel on which are dials and switches for controlling an electronic or mechanical device

  2. 2 :  an electronic system that connects to a display (as a TV) and is used to play video games

  3. 3 :  a cabinet (as for a television) that stands on the floor

  4. 4 :  the part of an organ at which the organist sits and which contains the keyboard and controls





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