Definitions for consoleˈkɒn soʊl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. console table, console(noun)

    a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall

  2. console(noun)

    a scientific instrument consisting of displays and an input device that an operator can use to monitor and control a system (especially a computer system)

  3. console(noun)

    an ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture)

    "the bust of Napoleon stood on a console"

  4. cabinet, console(verb)

    housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television

  5. comfort, soothe, console, solace(verb)

    give moral or emotional strength to

GCIDE

  1. Console(n.)

    the desklike controlling unit of an organ containing the keyboard, pedals, stops, etc. by means of which the organ is played.

  2. Console(n.)

    a home entertainment device such as a television, radio, phonograph, CD player, or combination of these, designed as a piece of furniture, to stand on the floor rather than on a table or in a separate cabinet; -- also used attributively in the phrase console model.

  3. Console(n.)

    (Engineering) The controlling portion of an electrical, electronic, or mechanical device or system, from which the operator may observe the state of the system as indicated by gauges or on some form of display{n3}, and may direct or control the action of the system.

  4. Origin: [F.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Console(verb)

    to cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe

  2. Console(noun)

    a bracket whose projection is not more than half its height

  3. Console(noun)

    any small bracket; also, a console table

  4. Origin: [F.]

Freebase

  1. Console

    Console is an electronic music project by Martin Gretschmann, the lead programmer for German band Notwist. Relying heavily on elements of electronic music, Console's music is reminiscent of some electro bands, such as Ladytron and Miss Kittin.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Console

    kon-sōl′, v.t. to give solace or comfort: to cheer in distress.—adj. Consol′able, that may be comforted.—v.t. Con′solate (Shak.), to console.—ns. Consolā′tion, solace: alleviation of misery: a comforting circumstance; Consolā′tion-match, -race, &c., a race, &c., in which only those who have been previously unsuccessful may compete.—adj. Consol′atory.—n. Con′soler:—fem. Con′-solātrix. [L. con, inten., and solāri, to comfort.]

  2. Console

    kon′sōl, n. (archit.) a projection resembling a bracket, frequently in the form of the letter S, used to support cornices, or for placing busts, vases, or figures on: the key-desk of an organ.—n. Con′sole-ta′ble, a table having one of its sides supported against a wall by consoles or brackets. [Fr. console; prob. conn. with Consolidate.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. console

    To stab one in pain with the bare bodkin of pity.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. console

    1. The operator's station of a mainframe. In times past, this was a privileged location that conveyed godlike powers to anyone with fingers on its keys. Under Unix and other modern timesharing OSes, such privileges are guarded by passwords instead, and the console is just the tty the system was booted from. Some of the mystique remains, however, and it is traditional for sysadmins to post urgent messages to all users from the console (on Unix, /dev/console). 2. On microcomputer Unix boxes, the main screen and keyboard (as opposed to character-only terminals talking to a serial port). Typically only the console can do real graphics or run X.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. console

    A grouping of controls, indicators, and similar electronic or mechanical equipment, used to monitor readiness of, and/or control specific functions of, a system, such as missile checkout, countdown, or launch operations.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of console in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of console in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Agnes Repplier:

    The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.

  2. Edmund Burke:

    Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover.

  3. Author Unknown:

    Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

  4. Francis Bacon:

    Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

  5. Karl Kraus:

    It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.

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