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1 a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall [syn: console table]
2 a scientific instrument consisting of displays and an input device that an operator can use to monitor and control a system (especially a computer system)
3 an ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture); "the bust of Napoleon stood on a console"
4 housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television [syn: cabinet] v : give moral or emotional strength to [syn: comfort, soothe, solace]

User Contributed Dictionary


Pronunciation 1

  • italbrac RP /ˈkɒn.səʊl/, /"kQn.s@Ul/
  • italbrac US /ˈkɑːn.soʊl/, /"kAn.soUl/


  1. A cabinet designed to stand on the floor.
  2. A cabinet that controls, instruments, and displays are mounted upon.
  3. The keyboard and screen of a computer.
  4. A storage tray or container mounted between the seats of an automobile.
  5. A video game console, especially as opposed to a handheld.
  6. An ornamental member jutting out of a wall to carry a superincumbent weight.
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Pronunciation 2

  • italbrac RP , /kənˈsəʊl/, /k@n"s@Ul/
  • italbrac US , /kənˈsoʊl/, /k@n"soUl/
  • Rhymes with: -əʊl


  1. To comfort (someone) in a time of grief, disappointment, etc.


to comfort



Related terms



  1. 컨솔박스(konsolbox)


  1. 위로하다(weerohada)

Extensive Definition

Console may be:
In computing and video games:
In music:
Console may also refer to:
  • Lighting control console, a device for controlling theatrical lighting
  • A small cabinet, which gave its name to the computer consoles
  • Comforting someone in distress
  • Corbel, a support element in the architecture of a construction such as a balcony
  • A type of home entertainment center, with various home electronics housed in a self-contained unit
  • A storage compartment in the center of a bucket seating setup for modern-day automobiles

See also

  • Consols for a British government financial bond type
  • Konsole for a computer terminal emulator program for the K Desktop Environment
console in Czech: Konzole
console in German: Konsole
console in Spanish: Consola
console in French: Console
console in Italian: Console
console in Dutch: Console
console in Polish: Konsola
console in Portuguese: Consola
console in Russian: Консоль

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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