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console2

[kon-sohl] /ˈkɒn soʊl/
noun
1.
Also called game(s) console, gaming console, video-game console. a computer system specially made for playing video games by connecting it to a television or other display for video and sound.
2.
the control or monitoring unit of a computer, containing the keyboard or keys, switches, etc.
3.
a television, phonograph, or radio cabinet designed to stand on the floor rather than on a table or shelf.
4.
a desklike structure containing the keyboards, pedals, etc., by means of which an organ is played.
5.
a small cabinet standing on the floor and having doors.
7.
the control unit of a mechanical, electrical, or electronic system:
the console that controls a theater's lighting system.
8.
Architecture. an ornamental corbel or bracket, especially one high in relation to its projection.
9.
Automotive. a tray or container typically divided into compartments, mounted between bucket seats, and used for storing small items.
10.
Nautical. a unit on a vessel containing steering apparatus, systems monitoring equipment, etc.:
a bridge console, an engine-room console.
Origin of console2
1700-1710
1700-10; < French; Middle French consolle bracket or support, apparently shortening of consolateur (attested in MF with same sense) literally, one who consoles (< Late Latin consōlātor; see console1, -ator), perhaps because such supports served as rests in choir stalls, etc.; cf. misericord
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console1

/kənˈsəʊl/
verb
1.
to serve as a source of comfort to (someone) in disappointment, loss, sadness, etc
Derived Forms
consolable, adjective
consoler, noun
consolingly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin consōlārī, from sōlārī to comfort; see solace

console2

/ˈkɒnsəʊl/
noun
1.
an ornamental bracket, esp one used to support a wall fixture, bust, etc
2.
the part of an organ comprising the manuals, pedals, stops, etc
3.
a unit on which the controls of an electronic system are mounted
4.
same as games console
5.
a cabinet for a television, gramophone, etc, designed to stand on the floor
6.
Word Origin
C18: from French, shortened from Old French consolateur one that provides support, hence, supporting bracket, from Latin consōlātor a comforter; see console1
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Contemporary definitions for game console
noun

an electronic device for playing video games, usu. requiring connection to a television; also written games console

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Word Origin and History for game console

console

v.

1690s, from French consoler "to comfort, console," from Latin consolari "offer solace, encourage, comfort, cheer," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + solari "to comfort" (see solace). Or perhaps a back-formation from consolation. The Latin word is glossed in Old English by frefran. Related: Consoled; consoling.

n.

1706, "a cabinet; an ornamental base structure," from French console "a bracket" (16c.), of uncertain origin, possibly from Middle French consolateur, literally "one who consoles," word used for carved human figures supporting cornices, shelves or rails in choir stalls. Another guess connects it to Latin consolidare. Sense evolved to "body of a musical organ" (1881), "radio cabinet" (1925), then "cabinet for a TV, stereo, etc." (1944).

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