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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Console  \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. 
  Henry. 
 
  Syn:  To  comfort;  solace;  soothe;  cheer;  sustain;  encourage; 
  support.  See  {Comfort}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Console  \Con"sole\,  n.  [F.]  (Arch.) 
  a  A  bracket  whose  projection  is  not  more  than  half  its 
  height. 
  b  Any  small  bracket;  also  a  console  table. 
 
  {Console  table},  a  table  whose  top  is  supported  by  two  or 
  more  consoles  instead  of  legs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  console 
  n  1:  a  small  table  fixed  to  a  wall  or  designed  to  stand  against  a 
  wall  [syn:  {console  table}] 
  2:  an  instrument  consisting  of  displays  and  an  input  device 
  that  an  operator  can  use  to  monitor  and  control  a  system 
  (especially  a  computer  system) 
  3:  an  ornamental  scroll-shaped  bracket  (especially  one  used  to 
  support  a  wall  fixture);  "the  bust  of  Napoleon  stood  on  a 
  console" 
  4:  housing  for  electronic  instruments,  as  radio  or  television 
  [syn:  {cabinet}] 
  v  :  give  moral  or  emotional  strength  to  [syn:  {comfort},  {soothe}, 
  {solace}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  console  n.  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 
  timesharing  OSes,  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}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  console 
 
  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  system}s,  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  {sysadmin}s  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}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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