late 15c., from Latin consolatus, past participle of consolari (see console (v.)); obsolete and replaced by console (v.).
[kon-suh-ley-shuh n] /ˌkɒn səˈleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of ; comfort; solace. 2. the state of being . 3. someone or something that : His faith was a consolation during his troubles. Her daughters are a consolation to her. 4. Sports. a game, match, or race for tournament entrants eliminated before the final round, […]
- Consolation of israel
a name for the Messiah in common use among the Jews, probably suggested by Isa. 12:1; 49:13. The Greek word thus rendered (Luke 2:25, paraklesis) is kindred to that translated “Comforter” in John 14:16, etc., parakletos.
noun 1. Latin De Consolatione Philosophiae. a philosophical work (a.d. 523?) by Boethius.
noun 1. a prize, usually of minor value, given to the loser or runner-up in a contest, competition, etc., or to all losers who have performed well or met certain standards. noun 1. a prize given to console a loser of a game