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CONSOLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does console mean? 

CONSOLE (noun)
  The noun CONSOLE has 4 senses:

1. a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall
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)
4. housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television

  Familiarity information: CONSOLE used as a noun is uncommon.


CONSOLE (verb)
  The verb CONSOLE has 1 sense:

1. give moral or emotional strength to

  Familiarity information: CONSOLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONSOLE (noun)


Sense 1console [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

console table; console

Hypernyms ("console" is a kind of...):

table (a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs)


Sense 2console [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("console" is a kind of...):

scientific instrument (an instrument used by scientists)

Domain category:

computer; computing device; computing machine; data processor; electronic computer; information processing system (a machine for performing calculations automatically)


Sense 3console [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

the bust of Napoleon stood on a console

Hypernyms ("console" is a kind of...):

bracket (an L-shaped support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf))


Sense 4console [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cabinet; console

Hypernyms ("console" is a kind of...):

housing (a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component)


CONSOLE (verb)


Sense 1console [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give moral or emotional strength to

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

comfort; console; solace; soothe

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "console"):

calm; calm down; lull; quiet; quieten; still; tranquilize; tranquillise; tranquillize (make calm or still)

allay; ease; relieve; still (lessen the intensity of or calm)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The good news will console her
The performance is likely to console Sue


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