from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of consoling.
- n. The state of being consoled.
- n. One that consoles; a comfort: Your kindness was a consolation to me in my grief.
- n. Sports A second, smaller tournament or round of play for participants who have been eliminated before the final of a tournament, often to determine third and fourth place.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of consoling.
- n. The prize or benefit for the loser.
- n. A consolation goal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of consoling; the state of being consoled; allevation of misery or distress of mind; refreshment of spirit; comfort; that which consoles or comforts the spirit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Alleviation of misery or distress of mind; mitigation of grief or anxiety; an imparting or receiving of mental relief or comfort; solace: as, to administer consolation to the afflicted; to find consolation in religion or philosophy, or in selfish indulgence.
- n. That which consoles, comforts, or cheers the mind; the cause of being consoled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction
- n. the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment
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