What does consolation mean?

Definitions for consolation
ˌkɒn səˈleɪ ʃəncon·so·la·tion

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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"

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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consolation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consolation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of consolation in a Sentence

  1. Martin Gore:

    When I write love songs, people think they're really soppy -- but I see love as a consolation for the boredom of life.

  2. Eric Ambler:

    For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.

  3. Voltaire:

    The greatest consolation in life is to say what one thinks.

  4. Victor Hugo:

    It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.

  5. James Thurber:

    Philosophy offers the rather cold consolation that perhaps we and our planet do not actually exist; religion presents the contradictory and scarcely more comforting thought that we exist but that we cannot hope to get anywhere until we cease to exist. Alcohol, in attempting to resolve the contradiction, produces vivid patterns of Truth which vanish like snow in the morning sun and cannot be recalled; the revelations of poetry are as wonderful as a comet in the skies -- and as mysterious. Love, which was once believed to contain the Answer, we now know to be nothing more than an inherited behavior pattern.

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