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Definition of "console" []

  • To allay the sorrow or grief of. See Synonyms at comfort. (verb-transitive)
  • A cabinet for a radio, television set, or phonograph, designed to stand on the floor. (noun)
  • A small freestanding storage cabinet. (noun)
  • Music The desklike part of an organ that contains the keyboard, stops, and pedals. (noun)
  • A central control panel for a mechanical, electrical, or electronic system. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "console" in a sentence
  • "I would agree with you, but the console is the medium, not the cutscene."
  • "WiiMotion Plus might solve that, but for now, the disappointment with the console is a direct result of disappointment with the controls (which are the whole point of this particular console)."
  • "Even though having the game stored on your console is actually a pretty good way to have it – no scratched disks or worn out cartridges are those prices going to be the same for people in the UK? cause £5.30 for a classic N64 game doesnt seem too bad for me"