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
Nintendo Switch video game consoles have been difficult to find during the coronavirus pandemic.Gamers, get ready: Nintendo’s Switch should be available again soon. But maybe not for long | dzanemorris | August 26, 2020 | Fortune
According to Pachter, Nintendo usually stockpiles consoles during the first half of the year to get ready for a surge late in the year.Gamers, get ready: Nintendo’s Switch should be available again soon. But maybe not for long | dzanemorris | August 26, 2020 | Fortune
We know variety is crucial when it comes to learning experiences, and it is unhealthy whenever any kid is glued to their computer screen or console and not spending enough time exercising outside.
Microsoft also has LinkedIn’s advertising business, and the company sells ads that run on its Xbox gaming consoles.
The quickest and easiest place to start is Google’s own search console, which offers tools and reports to improve your website’s search presence.Modern SEO strategy: Three tactics to support your efforts | Nick Chasinov | June 23, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
As McSpadden wailed in grief, Head climbed on the hood of the car to console her.The Baptism of Michael Brown Sr. and Ferguson’s Baptism by Fire | Justin Glawe | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The teenager was shaken by the incident, and his father remembers having to console him for hours that day.In Jerusalem Home Demolitions, the Biblical Justice of Revenge | Creede Newton | November 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This woke her husband, who questioned and tried to console her, to no avail.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death | Patricia Pearson | August 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The purpose of art,” Bemelmans once said, “is to console and amuse—myself, and, I hope, others.Madeline’s New York Moment: Ludwig Bemelmans’ Heroine Comes Home | Erin Cunningham | July 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Neve, often credited as the creator of the recording console, has been making high quality large format consoles for decades.Jack White Sets World Record for Fastest Record Release | April Siese | April 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It has come to this—that I open my newspaper every morning with a sinking heart, and usually I find little to console me.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
"Perhaps I can write to you," Hugh tried to console her, feeling horribly guilty and helpless.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
Ledit Sieur le console, & le fait enlever de la pour le mener avec lui.
Our illustration (Fig. 8) gives a good idea of the appearance of a modern Hope-Jones console.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
A stop-knob bearing the inscription, "Noli me tangere" (touch me not), was attached to the console.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
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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