Definitions for consoleˈkɒn soʊl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of; give solace or comfort.
* Syn: See comfort.
Origin of console:
1685–95; (< F consoler) < L consōlārī=con-con - +sōlārī to soothe (see solace ); perh. akin to OE sǣl happiness (see silly )
a TV, phonograph, or radio cabinet designed to stand on the floor.
the control unit of a computer, including the keyboard and display.
a desklike structure containing the keyboards, pedals, etc., for playing an organ.
Category: Music and Dance
a small floor cabinet having doors.
Ref: console table.
the control unit of a mechanical, electrical, or electronic system.
Category: Common Vocabulary
an ornamental, usu. scroll-shaped bracket, esp. one high in relation to its projection.
a storage tray or container mounted between bucket seats in an automobile.
Origin of console:
1700–10; < F; MF consolle bracket, support
console table, console(noun)
a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall
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)
an ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture)
"the bust of Napoleon stood on a console"
housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
comfort, soothe, console, solace(verb)
give moral or emotional strength to
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make sb feel better about a bad situation
She consoled her little sister with a lollipop.
to cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe
a bracket whose projection is not more than half its height
any small bracket; also, a console table
The Roycroft Dictionary
To stab one in pain with the bare bodkin of pity.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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
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.
Translations for console
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
She could not console the weeping child.
- troos, opbeurAfrikaans
- يُعَزّي، يُسَلّس، يُؤاسيArabic
- consolarPortuguese (BR)
- تسلی دادن؛ آرام کردنFarsi
- सान्त्वना देनाHindi
- (nu)raminti, (pa)guostiLithuanian
- تسلی دادن؛ آرام کردنPersian
- دلاسا كول، كرارولPashto
- a consolaRomanian
- teselli etmekTurkish
- 安慰Chinese (Trad.)
- تسلى دينا، دلاسہ ديناUrdu
- 安慰Chinese (Simp.)
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