Meaning of console


Pronunciation: (kun-sōl'), [key]
— -soled, -sol•ing.
  1. to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of; give solace or comfort: Only his children could console him when his wife died.


Pronunciation: (kon'sōl), [key]
— n.
  1. a television, phonograph, or radio cabinet designed to stand on the floor rather than on a table or shelf.
  2. the control or monitoring unit of a computer, containing the keyboard or keys, switches, etc.
  3. a desklike structure containing the keyboards, pedals, etc., by means of which an organ is played.
  4. a small cabinet standing on the floor and having doors.
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  6. the control unit of a mechanical, electrical, or electronic system: the console that controls a theater's lighting system.
  7. an ornamental corbel or bracket, esp. one high in relation to its projection.
  8. a tray or container typically divided into compartments, mounted between bucket seats, and used for storing small items.
  9. a unit on a vessel containing steering apparatus, systems monitoring equipment, etc.: a bridge console, an engine-room console.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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