con·​sol·​i·​dat·​ed kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdā-təd How to pronounce consolidated (audio)
: joined together into a coherent, compact, or unified whole
a consolidated balance sheet [=a balance sheet in which the assets and liabilities of a parent company and its subsidiaries are combined]
Ideally, the best building at the most central location becomes the consolidated school, but preferences of pastors and parishioners and local finances play an important role.Thomas J. Reese
These accounts collect proceeds from the sale of securities, pay interest, offer check writing and produce a consolidated monthly statement that includes a valuation of the portfolio.Robert D. Hershey, Jr.
: formed into a firm or solid mass
consolidated snow
The plinths or whaleback dunes are composed of laminated, very weakly consolidated sand …C. Vance Haynes, Jr.

Examples of consolidated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The surge in demand caps a turnaround for Nakheel, which was at the center of a property crash in 2009 that nearly bankrupted Dubai, but has since consolidated operations and cut costs. Zainab Fattah, Fortune, 22 Feb. 2024 The first is electoral, the creation of a consolidated Hindu vote bank. Ramachandra Guha, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 For the full year 2023, consolidated revenue grew 5 percent, or 9 percent when adjusting for World Cup sublicensing revenue and U.S. midterm political spend in 2022, to $4.9 billion. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Feb. 2024 The primary goal of these consolidated companies is to minimize risk exposure, potentially putting assets like a family business, a vacation home, or farmland at greater risk. Matthew Erskine, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 While the fourth quarter earned less than desirable outcomes, the full consolidated results of 2023 don't fare much better. Olivia Evans, The Courier-Journal, 30 Jan. 2024 Organizations that have adopted Amazon Business and consolidated maverick spend are optimising it and introducing new areas of the business to it. Amazon Business, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2024 That, plus protecting the status quo in the House of Delegates, where Republicans enjoy a 52-48 advantage, would give Youngkin consolidated power to enact a sweeping conservative agenda. Teo Armus, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2023 For the three-month period ending Oct. 31, Walmart reported on Thursday a strong quarter with consolidated revenue of $160.8 billion, up 5.2%, compared to last year. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 17 Nov. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'consolidated.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of consolidated was in 1753

Dictionary Entries Near consolidated

Cite this Entry

“Consolidated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!