(uncountable) Comfort, support or sympathy.
‘There was not much to do after the accident but offer what condolence I could.’;
The act of consoling.
An expression of comfort, support, or sympathy offered to the family and friends of somebody who has died.
‘I sent her a card expressing my condolences after her mother passed away.’;
The prize or benefit for the loser.
Expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.
‘Their congratulations and their condolences.’; ‘A special mission of condolence.’;
(sports) A consolation goal.
an expression of sympathy with another's grief;
‘they sent their condolences’;
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.
‘Against such crueltiesWith inward consolations recompensed.’; ‘Are the consolations of God small with thee?’;
the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment;
‘second place was no consolation to him’;
the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction;
‘his presence was a consolation to her’;
Consolation, consolement, and solace are terms referring to psychological comfort given to someone who has suffered severe, upsetting loss, such as the death of a loved one. It is typically provided by expressing shared regret for that loss and highlighting the hope for positive events in the future.