- to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of; give solace or comfort: Only his children could console him when his wife died.
Origin of console1
Examples from the Web for unconsoled
No wonder an indignant pang transfixed the lonely bosom of the virtuous doctor, solitary and unconsoled as he was.The Doctor's Family
Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
I remembered that Mrs. Todd had once said that this old fisherman had been sore stricken and unconsoled at the death of his wife.The Country of the Pointed Firs
Sarah Orne Jewett
"I wish he hadn't died, my Granny," said the little beggar mournfully, unconsoled by the honour paid to Rover's remains.That Little Beggar
E. King Hall
But one by one, like the dead themselves, those devices have passed and passed away, leaving mankind unwitting and unconsoled.Essays in Rebellion
Henry W. Nevinson
My Mother, tell me why you cry so much; why unconsoled you chant the death lament?Indian Legends of Vancouver Island
- to serve as a source of comfort to (someone) in disappointment, loss, sadness, etc
- 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
- same as games console
- a cabinet for a television, gramophone, etc, designed to stand on the floor
- See console table
Word Origin and History for unconsoled
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.
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).