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  1. housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. give moral or emotional strength to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture); "the bust of Napoleon stood on a console" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A bracket whose projection is not more than half its height. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Any small bracket; also, a console table. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To give comfort to; cheer in sorrow; to solace. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A bracketlike support or ornament. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To give solace or comfort: to cheer in distress. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. CONSOLER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Bracket with a double curve. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To comfort; cheer in distress. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To comfort; solace; cheer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A bracket; a corbel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A bracket to support a cornice,& c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To comfort; to soothe and cheer in distress or depression. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. An ornamental bracket carved in wood or stone for supporting a cornice; an ornament, as on the key-stone of an arch; a small fancy side-table. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. To comfort; to cheer the mind in distress or depression; to soothe. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. 1. The operator's stationof a mainframe as opposed to an ordinary user's terminal. Intimes past, the console was a privileged location that conveyedgodlike powers to anyone with fingers on its keys. Under Unixand other modern time-sharing operating systems, suchprivileges are guarded by passwords instead, and the console isjust the tty the system was booted from. On Unix the device iscalled /dev/console.On a microcomputer Unix box, the console is the main screenand keyboard. Other, character-only, terminals may be connectedto serial ports. Typically only the console can do realgraphics or run X. See also CTY.2. A self-contained microcomputer optimised for gaming,with powerful graphical output designed to be displayed on atelevision; equipped with one or more joystick controllers forinput and an optical drive to load software. Later generationsalso feature Internet connection via wireless or wiredEthernet for downloading games and multiplayer networked play.Typically such devices have no keyboard so text must be inputusing the controller to operate an on-screen keyboard, e.g. toenter player names.The most successful recent examples are the Sony Playstation andMicrosoft Xbox families. foldoc_fs
  22. kon-s[=o]l', v.t. to give solace or comfort: to cheer in distress.--adj. CONSOL'ABLE, that may be comforted.--v.t. CON'SOLATE (Shak.), to console.--ns. CONSOL[=A]'TION, solace: alleviation of misery: a comforting circumstance; CONSOL[=A]'TION-MATCH, -RACE, &c., a race, &c., in which only those who have been previously unsuccessful may compete.--adj. CONSOL'ATORY.--n. CON'SOLER:--fem. CON'-SOL[=A]TRIX. [L. con, inten., and sol[=a]ri, to comfort.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. kon's[=o]l, n. (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.--n. CON'SOLE-TA'BLE, a table having one of its sides supported against a wall by consoles or brackets. [Fr. console; prob. conn. with CONSOLIDATE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Comfort. Hence consolable a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. (Arch.) kind of bracket or corbel; frame enclosing manuals, drawknobs, &c., of organ; c.-table, -mirror, (supported by bracket against wall). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. [Fr.] (Arch.) C. table, a table or slab supported by brackets. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  27. n. [Latin] A bracket or a projecting ornament on the keystone of an arch. Cabinet Dictionary
  28. In architecture, a part or member projecting in manner of a bracket. Complete Dictionary

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