- 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.
A father consoles his son.
- 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, etc.
Origin of consoleFrench 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 misericord, sense )
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.