console

noun
con·​sole | \ ˈkän-ˌsōl How to pronounce console (audio) \

Definition of console

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an architectural member projecting from a wall to form a bracket or from a keystone for ornament
3a : 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 (such as a keyboard or switches) by which an operator can monitor and interact with a system (such as a computer or dubber)
4a : 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 : an electronic system that connects to a display (such as a television set) and is used primarily to play video games

console

verb
con·​sole | \ kən-ˈsōl How to pronounce console (audio) \
consoled; consoling

Definition of console (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to alleviate the grief, sense of loss, or trouble of : comfort console a widow I consoled myself with the thought that things could be much worse.

Other Words from console

Verb

consoler noun, plural consolers
He was a tactful consoler and capable of great generosity to people in trouble. — Ferdinand Mount
consolingly \ kən-​ˈsō-​liŋ-​lē How to pronounce console (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for console

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of console in a Sentence

Noun a custom-built walnut console holds all of their home-theater components Verb Nothing could console her after his death. the military officer who must console the bereaved at a soldier's funeral
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The system also had different modes on the helm console that allows the captain to operate the boat at peak efficiency, whether running in silent mode, or spooling up to top end. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 3 June 2022 The interior images show two large screens on the dashboard and infotainment console. Diego Mendoza-moyers, San Antonio Express-News, 31 May 2022 Sometimes the discount is relatively small, as with something like the Nintendo Switch Lite gaming console. Perri Ormont Blumberg, WSJ, 26 May 2022 These can be accessed by punching the V-Mode button on the center console, which also automatically lowers the ride height by 0.8 inch. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 11 May 2022 For the family room, save close to 40 percent on this popular TV console. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 27 Apr. 2022 Microsoft already sells the Xbox gaming console, and owns several popular video game franchises, including Minecraft and Doom. Courtney Vinopal, Quartz, 18 Jan. 2022 Now, are there any games that caught your eye that are multi-platform games that maybe play well on more than one console? Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 1 Jan. 2022 Police searched Piri’s vehicle, a 2018 Toyota Tundra, and found a magnetic gun holster on the driver’s side console. Seamus Mcavoy, courant.com, 21 Dec. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Church members console each other after a shooting at the Saint Stevens Episcopal Church on June 16, 2022 in Vestavia, Ala. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 17 June 2022 That leaves the field open to his aspiring successors to stake a claim to being able to console grieving Nigerians in times of pain. Alexander Onukwue, Quartz, 6 June 2022 The visit to Uvalde was Biden's second trip in as many weeks to console a community in loss after a mass shooting. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 30 May 2022 The visit to Uvalde was Biden’s second trip in as many weeks to console a community in loss after a mass shooting. Zeke Miller And Elliot Spagat, Anchorage Daily News, 30 May 2022 The visit to Uvalde was Biden’s second trip in as many weeks to console a community mourning a staggering loss after a shooting. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 30 May 2022 President Biden, the nation’s second Catholic president, prayed there on Sunday, attending Mass during a trip to Uvalde to console the community. New York Times, 30 May 2022 The visit to Uvalde was Biden’s second trip in as many weeks to console a community in mourning after a staggering loss from a shooting. Zeke Miller And Elliot Spagat, Chron, 29 May 2022 President Joe Biden, the nation’s second Catholic president, prayed there Sunday, attending Mass during a trip to Uvalde to console the community. Rick Rojas, BostonGlobe.com, 29 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of console

Noun

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for console

Noun

French

Verb

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

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“Console.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/console. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for console

console

verb
con·​sole | \ kən-ˈsōl How to pronounce console (audio) \
consoled; consoling

Kids Definition of console

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to comfort in a time of grief or distress

console

noun
con·​sole | \ ˈkän-ˌsōl How to pronounce console (audio) \

Kids Definition of console (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a panel on which are dials and switches for controlling an electronic or mechanical device
2 : an electronic system that connects to a display (as a TV) and is used to play video games
3 : a cabinet (as for a television) that stands on the floor
4 : the part of an organ at which the organist sits and which contains the keyboard and controls

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