Console table
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • console table — [kän′sōl΄] n. 1. a table supported by ornamental consoles 2. a small table with legs curved or carved to resemble consoles, placed against a wall …   English World dictionary

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  • console table — noun Date: 1807 a table fixed to a wall with its top supported by consoles or front legs; broadly a table designed to fit against a wall …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • console table — /kon sohl/ 1. a table supported by consoles or brackets fixed to a wall. 2. a table, often with bracketlike legs, designed to fit against a wall. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • console table — con′sole ta ble [[t]ˈkɒn soʊl[/t]] n. 1) fur a table supported by consoles or brackets fixed to a wall 2) fur a table, often with legs resembling consoles, designed to fit against a wall • Etymology: 1805–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • console table — /ˈkɒnsoʊl teɪbəl/ (say konsohl taybuhl) noun 1. a table supported by consoles or brackets fixed to a wall. 2. a table, often with bracket like legs, designed to fit against a wall …   Australian English dictionary

  • console table — noun a table top supported by ornamented brackets against a wall …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • console model — 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

  • 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

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