console

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[ kon-sohl ]
/ ˈkɒn soʊl /

noun

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Origin of console

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1700–10; < French; Middle French consolle bracket or support, apparently shortening of consolateur (attested in MF with same sense) literally, one who consoles (< Late Latin consōlātor; see console1, -ator), perhaps because such supports served as rests in choir stalls, etc.; cf. misericord
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British Dictionary definitions for games console (1 of 3)

games console

noun

an electronic device used in playing computer games on the screen of a television to which it is connected

British Dictionary definitions for games console (2 of 3)

console1
/ (kənˈsəʊl) /

verb

to serve as a source of comfort to (someone) in disappointment, loss, sadness, etc

Derived forms of console

consolable, adjectiveconsoler, nounconsolingly, adverb

Word Origin for console

C17: from Latin consōlārī, from sōlārī to comfort; see solace

British Dictionary definitions for games console (3 of 3)

console2
/ (ˈkɒnsəʊl) /

noun

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
a cabinet for a television, gramophone, etc, designed to stand on the floor

Word Origin for console

C18: from French, shortened from Old French consolateur one that provides support, hence, supporting bracket, from Latin consōlātor a comforter; see console 1
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