A father consoles his son.
- The definition of a console is a storage compartment or cabinet.
An example of console is where people store items in their car.
- Console means to comfort someone.
An example of console is visiting with a friend whose husband has just left her for another woman.
transitive verb-·soled′, -·sol′ing
Origin of consoleFrench consoler from Classical Latin consolari from com-, with + solari, to comfort, solace
- an ornamental bracket for supporting a shelf, bust, cornice, etc.
- console table
- the desklike frame containing the keys, stops, pedals, and other controls of an organ
- a radio, television, or phonograph cabinet designed to stand on the floor
- an instrument panel or unit, containing gauges and the controls for operating aircraft, automobiles, computers, and other electrical or electronic systems
- a raised portion between bucket seats in an automobile, containing storage compartments, switches and controls, a gearshift, etc.
Origin of consoleFr, probably contr. from consolateur, literally , one who consoles (see console); name for carved figures supporting cornices or as rails in choir stalls (sense development analogous to that of misericord, noun)
transitive verbcon·soled, con·sol·ing, con·soles
Origin of consoleFrench consoler from Old French from Latin cōnsōlārī com- intensive pref. ; see com- . sōlārī to comfort
- a. A central control panel for a mechanical, electrical, or electronic system.b. Computers The keyboard and monitor, considered as a unit by which a user provides input and receives output from a central processing unit.c. An instrument panel.d. A computer system designed to play a specific format of video game using special controllers and a separate display, such as a television.
- Music The desklike part of an organ that contains the keyboard, stops, and pedals.
- A small storage compartment mounted between bucket seats in an automobile.
- A small, freestanding cabinet, especially one housing a television or stereo equipment.
- An often scroll-shaped bracket used for decoration or for supporting a projecting member, such as a cornice or shelf.
- A console table.
Origin of consoleFrench perhaps short for consolider to strengthen from Latin cōnsolidāre ; see consolidate .
- A cabinet designed to stand on the floor, especially one that houses home entertainment equipment, such as a TV or stereo system.
- A cabinet that controls, instruments, and displays are mounted upon.
- The keyboard and screen of a computer or other electronic device.
- A storage tray or container mounted between the seats of an automobile.
- (video games) A device dedicated to playing video games, set apart from arcade cabinets by its ability to change games.
- (architecture) An ornamental member jutting out of a wall to carry a superincumbent weight.
From French console (“a bracket”)
(third-person singular simple present consoles, present participle consoling, simple past and past participle consoled)
- To comfort (someone) in a time of grief, disappointment, etc.
console - Computer Definition
- A control unit or terminal, including a display and keyboard, that an operator or administrator uses to communicate with and control a computer system such as a central office (CO), PBX, or general-purpose computer.
- The keyboard and display components of a personal computer (PC), or microcomputer.
A program interface for managing networks or software, or a terminal consisting of a computer monitor and a computer keyboard.
(1) The physical control panel on a computer or electronic device.
(2) A game machine. See video game console.
(3) A terminal or desktop computer used to monitor and control a network.
(4) Any display terminal.