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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

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


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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

Full Definition of console

con·soledcon·sol·ing

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

con·sol·ing·ly play \-ˈsō-liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of console

  1. Nothing could console her after his death.

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



Origin of console

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


First Known Use: 1673



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