to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of; give solace or comfort: Even his children could not console him when his wife died.
- con·sol·a·ble, adjective
- con·sol·er, noun
- in·con·sol·a·ble, adjective
- un·con·sol·a·ble, adjective
- un·con·sol·a·bly, adverb
- un·con·soled, adjective
Other definitions for console (2 of 2)
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.
the control or monitoring unit of a computer, containing the keyboard or keys, switches, etc.
a television, phonograph, or radio cabinet designed to stand on the floor rather than on a table or shelf.
a desklike structure containing the keyboards, pedals, etc., by means of which an organ is played.
a small cabinet standing on the floor and having doors.
the control unit of a mechanical, electrical, or electronic system: the console that controls a theater's lighting system.
Architecture. an ornamental corbel or bracket, especially one high in relation to its projection.
Automotive. a tray or container typically divided into compartments, mounted between bucket seats, and used for storing small items.
Nautical. a unit on a vessel containing steering apparatus, systems monitoring equipment, etc.: a bridge console, an engine-room console.
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How to use console in a sentence
Once you’re ready to make the leap to 8K, the console will go with you.The Xbox Series X offers killer gaming—if your TV can handle it | Stan Horaczek | November 11, 2020 | Popular-Science
We’re now in the next generation of gaming consoles and Sony’s new PS5 is an extremely impressive piece of hardware.Video games feel different on the PlayStation 5 and that’s a good thing | Stan Horaczek | November 9, 2020 | Popular-Science
You’re right back into the same menu you saw in the old console you just packed away.Xbox Series X and S review and comparison: Next-gen feels awfully familiar | Gene Park | November 5, 2020 | Washington Post
Instead, Sony is offering adapters to use the PS4′s PSVR headset with the new console.PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan on expanding the brand, and the far-off future of VR | Gene Park | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
In comparison, Xbox hasn’t focused its YouTube video strategy all that heavily on next-gen consoles.‘Asymmetrical in every sense’: The latest console wars see Sony and Microsoft pursue diverging battle plans | Seb Joseph | September 25, 2020 | Digiday
And therefore, if you won't let me call him changeable, I'll coin a word and call him consolable!Wives and Daughters | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
What a good saint is our Ignatius, exclaimed the consolable widow, he bestows on us more benefits than we ask for!
British Dictionary definitions for console (1 of 2)
to serve as a source of comfort to (someone) in disappointment, loss, sadness, etc
- consolable, adjective
- consoler, noun
- consolingly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for console (2 of 2)
an ornamental bracket, esp one used to support a wall fixture, bust, etc
the part of an organ comprising the manuals, pedals, stops, etc
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