• (RP) IPA: /ˈkɒn.səʊl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɑːn.soʊl/

console (plural consoles)

  1. A stand-alone cabinet designed to stand on the floor; especially, one that houses home entertainment equipment, such as a TV or stereo system.
  2. A cabinet that controls, instruments, and displays are mounted upon.
  3. An instrument with displays and an input device that is used to monitor and control an electronic system.
    1. The keyboard and screen of a computer or other electronic device.
    2. (video games) A device dedicated to playing video games, set apart from arcade cabinets by its ability to change games.
  4. (automotive) A storage tray or container mounted between the seats of an automobile.
  5. (architecture) An ornamental member jutting out of a wall to carry a superincumbent weight.
  • Russian: пульт
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  • Spanish: consola
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  • (RP) enPR: kənsōlʹ, IPA: /kənˈsəʊl/
  • (America) enPR: kənsōlʹ, IPA: /kənˈsoʊl/

console (consoles, present participle consoling; past and past participle consoled)

  1. (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."
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