Definitions for: Console

[n] housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
[n] an ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture); "the bust of Napoleon stood on a console"
[n] 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)
[n] a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall
[v] give moral or emotional strength to

Webster (1913) Definition: Con*sole", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consoled; p. pr. &
vb. n. Consoling.] [L. consolari,. p. p. consolatus; con- +
solari to console, comfort: cf. F. consoler. See Solace.]
To cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief
and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe.

And empty heads console with empty sound. --Pope.

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. --P.

Syn: To comfort; solace; soothe; cheer; sustain; encourage;
support. See Comfort.

Con"sole, n. [F.] (Arch.)
(a) A bracket whose projection is not more than half its
(b) Any small bracket; also, a console table.

Console table, a table whose top is supported by two or
more consoles instead of legs.

Synonyms: cabinet, comfort, console table, solace, soothe

See Also: allay, bracket, calm, calm down, ease, housing, lull, quiet, quieten, relieve, scientific instrument, still, table, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

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