Definitions for consolationˌkɒn səˈleɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•so•la•tionˌkɒn səˈleɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of consoling; solace.

  2. the state of being consoled.

  3. someone or something that consoles.

  4. a contest for tournament entrants eliminated before the final round.

    Category: Sport

Origin of consolation:

1325–75; ME (< AF) < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consolation, solace, solacement(noun)

    the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment

    "second place was no consolation to him"

  2. consolation, comfort, solace(noun)

    the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

    "his presence was a consolation to her"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. consolation(noun)ˌkɒn səˈleɪ ʃən

    sth that makes you feel better about a bad situation

    My only consolation was that I had done my best.

Wiktionary

  1. consolation(Noun)

    The act of consoling.

  2. consolation(Noun)

    The prize or benefit for the loser.

  3. consolation(Noun)

    A consolation goal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consolation(noun)

    the act of consoling; the state of being consoled; allevation of misery or distress of mind; refreshment of spirit; comfort; that which consoles or comforts the spirit

Freebase

  1. Consolation

    Consolation is the name of a former Dutch death metal/grindcore band from the Zaanstreek that formed in 1989. They released three full-length albums through Displeased Records and were called the Dutch "Gods of Grind"; at their peak, in the late 1990s, they were one of the highest rated metal bands in the Netherlands, according to Dutch metal magazine Aardschok. The band split up in 1999. They more or less restarted in 2002 as Cardinal, playing shows as late as 2005. A real comeback under their old name came in late 2008, when they announced reunion shows at the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

consolation(noun)

the act of consoling.

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