someone or something that consoles: His faith was a consolation during his troubles. Her daughters are a consolation to her.
Sports.a game, match, or race for tournament entrants eliminated before the final round, as a basketball game between the losing semifinalists.
Origin: 1325–75;Middle Englishconsolacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latinconsōlātiōn- (stem of consōlātiō), equivalent to consōlāt(us), past participle of consōlārī (con-con- + sōlā-, stem of sōlārī to comfort, + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn--ion; see solace
an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.
a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.