Definition of console noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒnsəʊl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnsoʊl//
    How machines work
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  1. 1a flat surface which contains all the controls and switches for a machine, a piece of electronic equipment, etc. See related entries: How machines work
  2. 2(also games console) a small electronic device for playing video games See related entries: How machines work
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent. originally relating to an ornamented bracket: from French, perhaps from consolider, from Latin consolidare, from con- ‘together’ + solidare ‘make firm’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: console

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