- consoleconsole1 [kən sōl′]vt.consoled, consoling [Fr consoler < L consolari < com-, with + solari, to comfort, SOLACE]to make feel less sad or disappointed; comfortSYN.- COMFORTconsolableadj.consolinglyadv.console2 [kän′sōl΄]n.[Fr, prob. contr. < consolateur, lit., one who consoles (see CONSOLE1); name for carved figures supporting cornices or as rails in choir stalls (sense development analogous to MISERICORD, sense 2)]1. an ornamental bracket for supporting a shelf, bust, cornice, etc.2. CONSOLE TABLE3. the desklike frame containing the keys, stops, pedals, and other controls of an organ4. a radio, television, or phonograph cabinet designed to stand on the floor☆ 5. an instrument panel or unit, containing gauges and the controls for operating aircraft, automobiles, computers, and other electrical or electronic systems6. a raised portion between bucket seats in an automobile, containing storage compartments, switches and controls, etc.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.