Consolations



[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, as a basketball game between the losing semifinalists.
/ˌkɒnsəˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of consoling or state of being consoled; solace
2.
a person or thing that is a source of comfort in a time of suffering, grief, disappointment, etc
n.

c.1400, “act of consolation;” see consolation.
n.

late 14c., “act of consoling,” from Old French consolacion (11c., Modern French consolation) “solace, comfort; delight, pleasure,” from Latin consolationem (nominative consolatio-) “consoling, comforting,” noun of action from consolat-, past participle stem of consolari (see console (v.)). Consolation prize is recorded from 1886.

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