verb: [kənˈsəʊl], noun: [ˈkɒnsəʊl]
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con•sole1 /kənˈsoʊl/USA pronunciation
v. [~ + object], -soled, -sol•ing. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
con•sol•er, n. [countable]
con•sol•ing•ly, adv. See -sola-.
con•sole2 /ˈkɑnsoʊl/USA pronunciation
- to lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of;
give comfort to:Nothing could console her after the death of her children.
- Furniturea television, phonograph, or radio cabinet designed to stand on the floor.
- Computingthe control unit of a computer, including the keyboard and monitor.
- the control unit of a mechanical, electrical, or electronic system:the console of a pipe organ.
- Automotivea storage container mounted between bucket seats in an automobile.
(kən sōl′),USA pronunciation v.t., -soled, -sol•ing.
- to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of;
give solace or comfort:Only his children could console him when his wife died.
(kon′sōl),USA pronunciation n.
- Latin consōlārī, equivalent. to con- con- + sōlārī to soothe (see solace); perh. akin to Old English sǣl happiness (see seely)
- French consoler)
- ( 1685–95
- Furniturea television, phonograph, or radio cabinet designed to stand on the floor rather than on a table or shelf.
- Computingthe control or monitoring unit of a computer, containing the keyboard or keys, switches, etc.
- Music and Dancea desklike structure containing the keyboards, pedals, etc., by means of which an organ is played.
- Furniturea small cabinet standing on the floor and having doors.
- FurnitureSee console table.
- the control unit of a mechanical, electrical, or electronic system:the console that controls a theater's lighting system.
- Architecturean ornamental corbel or bracket, esp. one high in relation to its projection.
- Automotivea tray or container typically divided into compartments, mounted between bucket seats, and used for storing small items.
- Naval Terms[Naut.]a unit on a vessel containing steering apparatus, systems monitoring equipment, etc.:a bridge console, an engine-room console.
- Late Latin consōlātor; see console1, -ator), perh. because such supports served as rests in choir stalls, etc; compare misericord
- French; Middle French consolle bracket or support, apparently shortening of consolateur (attested in Middle French with same sense) literally, one who consoles (
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console /kənˈsəʊl/ vb
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin consōlārī, from sōlārī to comfort; see solaceconˈsolable adj conˈsoler n conˈsolingly adv
- to serve as a source of comfort to (someone) in disappointment, loss, sadness, etc
console /ˈkɒnsəʊl/ n
Etymology: 18th Century: from French, shortened from Old French consolateur one that provides support, hence, supporting bracket, from Latin consōlātor a comforter; see console1
- an ornamental bracket, esp one used to support a wall fixture, bust, etc
- the part of an organ comprising the manuals, pedals, stops, etc
- a unit on which the controls of an electronic system are mounted
- a cabinet for a television, gramophone, etc, designed to stand on the floor
- See console table
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