• WordNet 3.6
    • v console give moral or emotional strength to
    • n console housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
    • n console an ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture) "the bust of Napoleon stood on a console"
    • n console 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)
    • n console a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Console (Arch) A bracket whose projection is not more than half its height.
    • Console 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.
    • Console (Arch) Any small bracket; also, a console table.
    • Console (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.
    • Console the desklike controlling unit of an organ containing the keyboard, pedals, stops, etc. by means of which the organ is played.
    • Console (Computers) The keyboard and monitor of a computer considered together.
    • v. t Console To cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe. "And empty heads console with empty sound.""I am much consoled by the reflection that the religion of Christ has been attacked in vain by all the wits and philosophers, and its triumph has been complete."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • console To alleviate the grief, despondency, or other mental distress of; comfort; cheer; soothe; solace; encourage.
    • console Synonyms To cheer, encourage.
    • n console In architecture, a bracket or corbel of any kind, especially in the classical and Renaissance styles; an ancon. It is a projecting feature, having for its contour generally a curve of contrary flexure, and is often employed to support a cornice, bust, vase, or the like. It is frequently, however, used merely as an ornament, as on the keystone of an arch.
    • n console A kind of platform or braeket truss hinged on one side of the rear end of the bore of a breech-loading gun, to support the breech-screw when withdrawn preparatory to loading.
    • n console A bracket on a wall, for supporting machinery of any kind, as a hydraulic motor.
    • n console In organ-building, the desk in which the keyboards and stop-action are contained and before which the player sits. Where the action is pneumatic or electric, the console may be quite detached from the rest of the instrument and even capable of movement from one position to another, the action being transmitted through tubes or wires. In this case it is said to be movable. See cut in preceding column.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Console kon-sōl′ to give solace or comfort: to cheer in distress
    • n Console kon′sōl (archit.) a projection resembling a bracket, frequently in the form of the letter S, used to support cornices, or for placing busts, vases, or figures on: the key-desk of an organ
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  • Johnson
    “If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.”
  • Lord Byron
    “I shall soon be six-and-twenty. Is there anything in the future that can possibly console us for not being always twenty-five?”
  • Agnes Repplier
    “The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.”
  • Josh Billings
    “I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover.”
  • Stanley Kubrick
    Stanley Kubrick
    “If you can talk brilliantly enough about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. consolari,. p. p. consolatus,; con-, + solari, to console, comfort: cf. F. consoler,. See Solace
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. console; prob. conn. with Consolidate.


In literature:

I console myself with the thought that no one can escape his fate, and my meeting with that girl was fatality.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2" by Rupert Hughes
Doctor Woolston was sorely displeased, at first; but the event had that about it which would be apt to console a parent.
"The Crater" by James Fenimore Cooper
This expectation will now be the consolation of your father.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
It was a sort of consolation to think they were together; but how many mortal fears accompanied this consolation!
"The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island" by Johann David Wyss
Tenderly consoles her, and inveighs against Lovelace.
"Clarissa, Volume 7" by Samuel Richardson
The tumult of the weather seemed to relieve and console the tumult of his heart.
"Eric" by Frederic William Farrar
Do thou return home to console them.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Her principal consolation, however, was, that she should not long survive her.
"Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
This solitude Nature had consoled, as she consoles all solitudes.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
I do hope that you have from the hand of God those consolations which only He in Jesus Christ can give to the so afflicted.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)" by Frederic G. Kenyon

In poetry:

I am Thine: in tribulation
From Thy parted Heavens above
Comes divinest consolation,
Lighting as the Holy Dove
With the message
Of thine everlasting love.
"The Church's Song" by Samuel John Stone
Let those who to this daedal Valley throng
And by my tumid Ashes pass along,
Let them be glad with this consoling Thought:
I got a Market Value for my Song.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
No one can come, let him do what he will,
Unto the Son, however great his skill,
'Till by the Father of all mercies led
To Christ, to be with consolation fed.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
If any thought of mine, or sung or told,
Has ever given delight or consolation,
Ye have repaid me back a thousand-fold,
By every friendly sign and salutation.
"The Seaside And The Fireside : Dedication" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
How the sad captive listened to the Word,
Until his chain
Grew lighter, and his wounded spirit felt
The healing balm of consolation melt
Upon its life-long pain
"Chalkey Hall" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Wherewith shall I console thee, heart o' mine.
And still thy yearning and resolve thy doubt?
That which I know, and that which I divine,
Alas! have left thee out.
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Like all other Escalades , the 2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT also gets a newly-designed center console lid with a cell phone-sized slot on top, and some navigation system enhancements.
All Escalades also get a newly designed center console lid.
For years, Bungie helped make Halo a system-selling franchise for Microsoft's Xbox consoles.
Cheshire's goalie, Lauren Fountain, 00, is consoled by teammate Emma Farrel , 45, after their loss.
TOKYO — Sony's PlayStation 3 is fetching reasonable prices on Japanese Internet auctions, although the new video game console has commanded some outrageous bids that are mostly jokes.
Reggie Fils -Aime, president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, discusses the upcoming Wii U gaming console on Sept 13, 2012, in New York.
In the weeks before Nintendo's video game console hit stores on November 19 2006, critics called it underpowered, gimmicky, and a potential flop.
In anxious times nothing seems quite so appealing as the consolation of going back.
If you're reading this, you're one of the lucky people – or smart people – who either plopped down a preorder for Nintendo's Wii U or managed to score yourself a console after a bit of line waiting earlier this morning.
The Wheeler Opera House, a world-class theatre located at the epicenter of downtown Aspen, Colorado, recently installed a new digital Soundcraft Vi6™ console at front-of-house.
Jordan Taylor, 16, claims consolation bracket title.
Jordan Taylor of Vancouver won the consolation championship at a US Handball Association junior national tournament in December.
The renowned Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama used an Allen & Heath ML5000 live sound VCA console for a recent student project at Cardiff's Sherman Theatre.
Sega's Newest Video Game Console is…a Urinal .
Sega hasn't had a hand in the video game console wars since the awful Dreamcast.

In science:

This information can be also obtained by running Prawn in console mode, e.g., for debugging purposes.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
As a small consolation we prove another result, which in case of a positive answer to this question would follow as an immediate corollary.
Entire functions sharing simple $a$-points with their first derivative
There are two types of input that are considered in this section: structured input, such as may be obtained from a third-party web service, and unstructured input, such as console or text-box input.
Functional Programming and Security
If none of the above applies, apppot-init starts an interactive shell on the system console. f.
Batch-oriented software appliances
Figure 2. Example of Ejs console with options setting.
Leveraging on Easy Java Simulation tool and open source computer simulation library to create interactive digital media for mass customization of high school physics curriculum