Console
Console 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. [1913 Webster]

And empty heads console with empty sound. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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. Henry.

Syn: To comfort; solace; soothe; cheer; sustain; encourage; support. See {Comfort}. [1913 Webster]


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  • console — [ kɔ̃sɔl ] n. f. • 1565; de sole « poutre »; étym. pop. sur consoler, consolider 1 ♦ Archit. Moulure saillante en forme de volute ou de S, et qui sert de support. ⇒ corbeau . Console d une corniche, d un balcon. Construction sur consoles. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • console — 1. Console is pronounced with stress on the first syllable as a noun (= panel, cabinet, etc.), and on the second syllable as a verb (= ‘to comfort’). The words have different origins: the noun from Latin solidus ‘solid’ (cf. consolidate) and the… …   Modern English usage

  • Console — Con sole, n. [F.] 1. (Arch.) (a) A bracket whose projection is not more than half its height. (b) Any small bracket; also, a console table. [1913 Webster] 2. (Computers) The keyboard and monitor of a computer considered together. [GG] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consolé — consolé, ée (kon so lé, lée) part. passé. Un père mal consolé de la perte de son fils. •   Les larmes de lazare sont essuyées, ses afflictions consolées, MASS. Car. Riche.. •   L humanité te vit et sourit consolée, DELILLE Pitié, IV.    Par… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • console — Ⅰ. console [1] ► VERB ▪ comfort in a time of grief of disappointment. ORIGIN Latin consolari, from solari soothe . Ⅱ. console [2] ► NOUN 1) a panel or unit accommodating a set of controls …   English terms dictionary

  • console — console1 [kən sōl′] vt. consoled, consoling [Fr consoler < L consolari < com , with + solari, to comfort, SOLACE] to make feel less sad or disappointed; comfort SYN. COMFORT consolable adj. consolingly adv. console2 [kän′sōl΄] n …   English World dictionary

  • Console — Console, der Vorsprung an einer Mauer zum Tragen eines Simses, Erkers, Balkons, einer Büste, Tischplatte etc. Es gibt Consolen als Meubles, aus Holz, Metall etc., welche an der Mauer, besonders an Pfeilern und unter Spiegeln etc., befestigt… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Console — Console, frz., Kragstein, der aus einer Wand hervorspringende Stein zum Tragen eines Balkons, einer Bildsäule u.s.w.; ein Möbel in Form eines kleinen an die Mauer befestigten Tisches, gewöhnlich unter Spiegeln etc. angebracht …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • console — index alleviate, assure (give confidence to), ease, sympathize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Console —   [engl.], Konsole …   Universal-Lexikon

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