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English noun: console

1. console (artifact) a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall

Synonymsconsole table

Broader (hypernym)table

2. console (artifact) 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)

Broader (hypernym)scientific instrument

Domain categorycomputer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

3. console (artifact) an ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture)

SamplesThe bust of Napoleon stood on a console.

Broader (hypernym)bracket, wall bracket

4. console (artifact) housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television


Broader (hypernym)housing

English verb: console

1. console (emotion) give moral or emotional strength to

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

Synonymscomfort, solace, soothe

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Narrower (hyponym)allay, calm, calm down, ease, lull, quiet, quieten, relieve, still, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

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