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
Even if you don’t plan to make a new TV purchase, however, the graphics still look smooth and fantastic on a typical 4K HDR display, but you’ll know that the console can do more when you’re playing.The Xbox Series X offers killer gaming—if your TV can handle it | Stan Horaczek | November 11, 2020 | Popular-Science
The look of the PS5 is such a departure from the previous four PlayStation consoles.PS5 designer: ‘When I started drawing, it was much larger’ | Joe Moore | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Now, in addition to being able to access your PS4 from a PC or a mobile device, your PS4 can access other consoles via Remote Play too, right on your TV.The PlayStation 4 will be able to play PlayStation 5 games remotely | Greg Kumparak | November 9, 2020 | TechCrunch
The designPersonally, I don’t care what video game consoles look like.Video games feel different on the PlayStation 5 and that’s a good thing | Stan Horaczek | November 9, 2020 | Popular-Science
The new generation of consoles is both a hard and an easy sell.Review: Sony’s PlayStation 5 is here, but next-generation gaming is still on its way | Devin Coldewey | November 6, 2020 | TechCrunch
Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford came in together and greeted and consoled friends.
Despairing, he is consoled by an elder statesman of his party.
Lou Holtz had to be consoled by John Boehner the other day, you may have noticed.
I have never consoled a wailing mother, or a silent and withdrawn father, a frightened wife, or a confused and frightened child.
The Swedish boatswain consoled him, and he modified his opinions as the voyage went on.
Uncle Harry took him for walks and consoled him with rough tenderness, never calling him Black Sheep.
The servant-girl came up from the kitchen, took the knife away, and consoled him.
It took years to convince Tim of that, and we consoled ourselves that at least it had been drawn by one who was there.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
He consoled himself, however, with the reflection that he was perhaps doing important service to his friend Da-a-a-vid Laidlaw.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
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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