[kuh n-sol-i-dey-tid]


brought together into a single whole.
having become solid, firm, or coherent.
Accounting. taking into account the combined information gathered from the financial conditions of a parent corporation and its subsidiaries: a consolidated balance sheet.

Origin of consolidated

First recorded in 1745–55; consolidate + -ed2
Related formsqua·si-con·sol·i·dat·ed, adjectiveun·con·sol·i·dat·ed, adjective


[kuh n-sol-i-deyt]

verb (used with object), con·sol·i·dat·ed, con·sol·i·dat·ing.

to bring together (separate parts) into a single or unified whole; unite; combine: They consolidated their three companies.
to discard the unused or unwanted items of and organize the remaining: She consolidated her home library.
to make solid or firm; solidify; strengthen: to consolidate gains.
Military. to strengthen by rearranging the position of ground combat troops after a successful attack.

verb (used without object), con·sol·i·dat·ed, con·sol·i·dat·ing.

to unite or combine.
to become solid or firm.


Origin of consolidate

1505–15; < Latin consolidātus (past participle of consolidāre), equivalent to con- con- + solid(us) solid + -ātus -ate1
Related formscon·sol·i·da·tor, nounpre·con·sol·i·date, verb, pre·con·sol·i·dat·ed, pre·con·sol·i·dat··con·sol·i·date, verb, re·con·sol·i·dat·ed, re·con·sol·i·dat·ing.un·con·sol·i·dat·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for consolidated

Contemporary Examples of consolidated

Historical Examples of consolidated

  • Now don't breathe a word of this, but there's a big deal on in Consolidated Copper.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Consolidated is no now, and it'll be up to 150 by April at the latest.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Consolidated Copper opened that day at 78, and went by two o'clock to 51.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • The key to it is in my safety-deposit vault at the Consolidated Bank.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • It was 78 miles long and formed about one-fourth of the consolidated line.

    The Railroad Question

    William Larrabee

British Dictionary definitions for consolidated



to form or cause to form into a solid mass or whole; unite or be united
to make or become stronger or more stable
military to strengthen or improve one's control over (a situation, force, newly captured area, etc)

Word Origin for consolidate

C16: from Latin consolidāre to make firm, from solidus strong, solid
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Word Origin and History for consolidated

past participle adjective from consolidate. Of money, debt, etc., from 1753; in literal sense of "made firm, unified," from c.1850.



1510s, "to compact into one body," from Latin consolidatus, past participle of consolidare "to make solid," from com- "together" (see com-) + solidare "to make solid" (see solid). Meaning "to make firm or strong" is from mid-16c. Related: Consolidatedconsolidating.

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