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console

noun con·sole \ ˈkän-ˌsōl \
Updated on: 17 Dec 2017

Definition of console

1 : an architectural member projecting from a wall to form a bracket or from a keystone for ornament
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 (such as a keyboard or switches) by which an operator can monitor and interact with a system (such as a computer or dubber)
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 : an electronic system that connects to a display (such 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

Recent Examples of console from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of console

French

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console

verb con·sole \ kən-ˈsōl \

Definition of console

consoled; consoling
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.

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

Recent Examples of console from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of console

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


CONSOLE Defined for English Language Learners

console

noun

Definition of console for English Language Learners

  • : 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


console

verb

Definition of console for English Language Learners

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


CONSOLE Defined for Kids

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console

verb con·sole \ kən-ˈsōl \

Definition of console for Students

consoled; consoling
: to comfort in a time of grief or distress

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console

noun con·sole \ ˈkän-ˌsōl \

Definition of console for Students

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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