Console
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. (Engineering) The controlling portion of an electrical, electronic, or mechanical device or system, from which the operator may observe the state of the system as indicated by gauges or on some form of {display[n3]}, and may direct or control the action of the system. [GG +PJC]

4. the desklike controlling unit of an organ containing the keyboard, pedals, stops, etc. by means of which the organ is played. [PJC]

5. a home entertainment device such as a television, radio, phonograph, CD player, or combination of these, designed as a piece of furniture, to stand on the floor rather than on a table or in a separate cabinet; -- also used attributively in the phrase {console model}. [PJC]

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