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Meaning of CONSOLE

Pronunciation:  [n]'kânsowl, [v]kun'sowl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
  2. [n]  an ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture); "the bust of Napoleon stood on a console"
  3. [n]  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)
  4. [n]  a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall
  5. [v]  give moral or emotional strength to

CONSOLE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cabinet, comfort, console table, solace, soothe
 See Also: allay, bracket, calm, calm down, ease, housing, lull, quiet, quieten, relieve, scientific instrument, still, table, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*sole"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consoled}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Consoling}.] [L. consolari,. p. p. consolatus; con- +
    solari to console, comfort: cf. F. consoler. See {Solace}.]
    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. --Pope.
          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. --P.
    Syn: To comfort; solace; soothe; cheer; sustain; encourage;
         support. See {Comfort}.
  2. \Con"sole\, n. [F.] (Arch.)
    (a) A bracket whose projection is not more than half its
    (b) Any small bracket; also, a console table.
    {Console table}, a table whose top is supported by two or
       more consoles instead of legs.
Computing Dictionary

1. The operator's station of a mainframe. In times past, this was a privileged location that conveyed godlike powers to anyone with fingers on its keys. Under unix and other modern time-sharing operating systems, such privileges are guarded by passwords instead, and the console is just the tty the system was booted from. Some of the mystique remains, however, and it is traditional for sysadmins to post urgent messages to all users from the console (on Unix, /dev/console).

2. On microcomputer unix boxes, the main screen and keyboard (as opposed to character-only terminals talking to a serial port). Typically only the console can do real graphics or run x. See also cty.

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