console (plural consoles)
- A stand-alone cabinet designed to stand on the floor; especially, one that houses home entertainment equipment, such as a TV or stereo system.
- A cabinet that controls, instruments, and displays are mounted upon.
- An instrument with displays and an input device that is used to monitor and control an electronic system.
- The keyboard and screen of a computer or other electronic device.
- (video games) A device dedicated to playing video games, set apart from arcade cabinets by its ability to change games.
- (automotive) A storage tray or container mounted between the seats of an automobile.
- (architecture) An ornamental member jutting out of a wall to carry a superincumbent weight.
- Russian: пульт
- Spanish: consola
- Portuguese: consola
console (consoles, present participle consoling; past and past participle consoled)
- (transitive) To comfort (someone) in a time of grief, disappointment, etc.
- P. Henry
- I am much consoled by the reflection that the religion of Christ has been attacked in vain by all the wits and philosophers, and its triumph has been complete.
- 1856: Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter X, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
- "Do you remember, my friend, that I went to Tostes once when you had just lost your first deceased? I consoled you at that time. I thought of something to say then, but now—" Then, with a loud groan that shook his whole chest, "Ah! this is the end for me, do you see! I saw my wife go, then my son, and now to-day it's my daughter."
- P. Henry
- French: consoler
- German: trösten
- Italian: consolare, racconsolare
- Portuguese: consolar
- Russian: утеша́ть
- Spanish: consolar