consoler


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con·sole 1

 (kən-sōl′)
tr.v. con·soled, con·sol·ing, con·soles
To allay the sorrow or grief of (someone). See Synonyms at comfort.

[French consoler, from Old French, from Latin cōnsōlārī : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + sōlārī, to comfort.]

con·sol′a·ble adj.
con·so′la·to′ry (-sō′lə-tôr′ē, -sŏl′ə-) adj.
con·sol′er n.
con·sol′ing·ly adv.

con·sole 2

 (kŏn′sōl′)
n.
1.
a. A central control panel for a mechanical, electrical, or electronic system.
b. Computers The keyboard and monitor, considered as a unit by which a user provides input and receives output from a central processing unit.
c. An instrument panel.
d. A computer system designed to play a specific format of video game using special controllers and a separate display, such as a television.
2. Music The desklike part of an organ that contains the keyboard, stops, and pedals.
3. A small storage compartment mounted between bucket seats in an automobile.
4. A small, freestanding cabinet, especially one housing a television or stereo equipment.
5. An often scroll-shaped bracket used for decoration or for supporting a projecting member, such as a cornice or shelf.
6. A console table.

[French, perhaps short for consolider, to strengthen, from Latin cōnsolidāre; see consolidate.]
References in classic literature ?
Time has got all the credit of being the great consoler of afflicted mortals.
All began bravely, but broke down one by one till Beth was left alone, singing with all her heart, for to her music was always a sweet consoler.
Po Chu-i is above all the poet of human love and sorrow, and beyond all the consoler. Those who profess to find pessimism in the Chinese character must leave him alone.
When he sank back into his seat, it was the wife that took the office of consoler. She took his trembling hand, and kissed it, and put it round her neck: she called him her John--her dear John--her old man--her kind old man; she poured out a hundred words of incoherent love and tenderness; her faithful voice and simple caresses wrought this sad heart up to an inexpressible delight and anguish, and cheered and solaced his over-burdened soul.
The consoler of sleepless nights, of weary days; the companion of troubled years!
She had recourse to religion, the great consoler of oppressed virginity.
In spite of her sorrow, she enjoyed that minute very much, for she was a born consoler, and, it is hardly necessary for me to add, loved this reprehensible Tom with all her heart.
"Oh, time's a great consoler!" Newman answered with humorous sobriety.
Then our consoler distributes the Crosses of the Legion of Honor himself, salutes the dead, and says to us, 'On to Moscow!'
These men were, for the most part, guards, whose merit D'Artagnan had had an opportunity of appreciating in various encounters, whom drunkenness, unlucky sword-thrusts, unexpected winnings at play, or the economical reforms of Mazarin, had forced to seek shade and solitude, those two great consolers of irritated and chafing spirits.
She was part astrologer, part counsellor and part consoler, who always had time to hear out the gloomy sob stories of neighbours, all complimentary.