Pronunciation: (kun-sōl'), [key]
—v.t., -soled, -sol•ing.
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]
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.
5. See console table.
6. the control unit of a mechanical, electrical, or electronic system: the console that controls a theater's lighting system.
7. Archit.an ornamental corbel or bracket, esp. one high in relation to its projection.
8. Auto.a tray or container typically divided into compartments, mounted between bucket seats, and used for storing small items.
9. Naut.a unit on a vessel containing steering apparatus, systems monitoring equipment, etc.: a bridge console, an engine-room console.
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