1. [syn: console table, console]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Console \Con"sole\, n. [F.]
(a) A bracket whose projection is not more than half its
(b) Any small bracket; also, a console table.
2. (Computers) The keyboard and monitor of a computer
3. (Engineering) The controlling portion of an electrical,
electronic, or mechanical device or system, from which the
operator may observe the state of the system as indicated
by gauges or on some form of display[n3], and may direct
or control the action of the system.
4. the desklike controlling unit of an organ containing the
keyboard, pedals, stops, etc. by means of which the organ
5. a home entertainment device such as a television, radio,
phonograph, CD player, or combination of these, designed
as a piece of furniture, to stand on the floor rather than
on a table or in a separate cabinet; -- also used
attributively in the phrase console model.
Console table, a table whose top is supported by two or
more consoles instead of legs.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against
a wall [syn: console table, console]