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Cabinet vs. Console

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Cabinetnoun

A storage closet either separate from, or built into, a wall.

Consolenoun

A stand-alone cabinet designed to stand on the floor; especially, one that houses home entertainment equipment, such as a TV or stereo system.

Cabinetnoun

A cupboard.

Consolenoun

A cabinet that controls, instruments, and displays are mounted upon.

Cabinetnoun

The upright assembly that houses a coin-operated arcade game.

Consolenoun

An instrument with displays and an input device that is used to monitor and control an electronic system.

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Cabinetnoun

(historical) A size of photograph, specifically one measuring 3⅞" by 5½".

Consolenoun

The keyboard and screen of a computer or other electronic device.

Cabinetnoun

A group of advisors to a government or business entity.

Consolenoun

(video games) A device dedicated to playing video games, set apart from arcade cabinets by its ability to change games.

Cabinetnoun

In parliamentary and some other systems of government, the group of ministers responsible for creating government policy and for overseeing the departments comprising the executive branch.

Consolenoun

(automotive) A storage tray or container mounted between the seats of an automobile.

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Cabinetnoun

(archaic) A small chamber or private room.

Consolenoun

(architecture) An ornamental member jutting out of a wall to carry a superincumbent weight.

Cabinetnoun

(often capitalized) A collection of art or ethnographic objects.

Consoleverb

(transitive) To comfort (someone) in a time of grief, disappointment, etc.

Cabinetnoun

Milkshake.

Consoleverb

To cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe.

‘And empty heads console with empty sound.’; ‘I am much consoled by the reflection that the religion of Christ has been attacked in vain by all the wits and philosophers, and its triumph has been complete.’;

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Cabinetnoun

(obsolete) A hut; a cottage; a small house.

Consolenoun

A bracket whose projection is not more than half its height.

Cabinetnoun

A hut; a cottage; a small house.

‘Hearken a while from thy green cabinet,The rural song of careful Colinet.’;

Consolenoun

The keyboard and monitor of a computer considered together.

Cabinetnoun

A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.

Consolenoun

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.

Cabinetnoun

A private room in which consultations are held.

‘Philip passed some hours every day in his father's cabinet.’;

Consolenoun

the desklike controlling unit of an organ containing the keyboard, pedals, stops, etc. by means of which the organ is played.

Cabinetnoun

The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a nation; a cabinet council.

Consolenoun

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.

Cabinetnoun

A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain articles of value. Hence:

Consolenoun

a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall

Cabinetnoun

Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection itself.

Consolenoun

a scientific instrument consisting of displays and an input device that an operator can use to monitor and control a system (especially a computer system)

Cabinetadjective

Suitable for a cabinet; small.

‘He [Varnhagen von Ense] is a walking cabinet edition of Goethe.’;

Consolenoun

an ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture);

‘the bust of Napoleon stood on a console’;

Cabinetverb

To inclose

Consolenoun

housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television

Cabinetnoun

a cupboard-like repository or piece of furniture with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display

Consoleverb

give moral or emotional strength to

Cabinetnoun

persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers

Consoleverb

comfort (someone) at a time of grief or disappointment

‘you can console yourself with the thought that you did your best’; ‘she tried to console him but he pushed her gently away’;

Cabinetnoun

a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock

Consolenoun

a panel or unit accommodating a set of controls for electronic or mechanical equipment.

Cabinetnoun

housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television

Consolenoun

a small electronic device for playing computerized video games.

Consolenoun

a cabinet for television or radio equipment.

Consolenoun

the cabinet or enclosure containing the keyboards, stops, pedals, etc., of an organ.

Consolenoun

an ornamented bracket or corbel supporting a shelf or table top.

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