console

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French console (a bracket)

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console (plural consoles)

  1. A 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. The keyboard and screen of a computer or other electronic device.
  4. A storage tray or container mounted between the seats of an automobile.
  5. (video games) A device dedicated to playing video games, set apart from arcade cabinets by its ability to change games.
  6. (architecture) An ornamental member jutting out of a wall to carry a superincumbent weight.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French consoler, from Latin consolari (offer solace)

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Verb[edit]

console (third-person singular simple present consoles, present participle consoling, simple 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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French[edit]

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console

  1. first-person singular present indicative of consoler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of consoler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of consoler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of consoler
  5. second-person singular imperative of consoler

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cōnsul.

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console m (plural consoli)

  1. consul

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Jèrriais[edit]

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console f (plural consoles)

  1. Russian comfrey (Symphytum × uplandicum)

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console

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of consolar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of consolar
  3. third-person singular imperative of consolar