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consolation 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌkänsəˈlāSHən/,
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consolations, plural;
  1. Comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment
    • - there was consolation in knowing that others were worse off
  2. A person or thing providing such comfort
    • - the church was the main consolation in a short and hard life
  3. A round or contest for tournament entrants who have been eliminated before the finals, often to determine third and fourth place


  1. the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment; "second place was no consolation to him"
  2. the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her"
  3. (consolatory) comforting: affording comfort or solace
  4. * A Consolation is something of value, when one fails to get something of higher value they were seeking, such as a consolation prize.
  5. Seneca's Consolations refers to Seneca’s three Consolatory works, De Consolatione ad Marciam, De Consolatione ad Polybium, De Consolatione ad Helviam, written around 40-45 AD.
  6. The act of consoling; The prize or benefit for the loser
  7. (Consolatory) alleviated of grief or disappointment
  8. (consoled) comforted; alleviated the grief
  9. A payout, typically in a Pick Six, where players without a full winning ticket still receive money.  For example, a player that hits 5-of-6 races in the Pick 6 will typically collect a small consolation payout.  Consolations are generally much smaller than the full payout.
  10. the knowledge that a better man is more unfortunate than yourself.
  11. Relief by comfort for those who are suffering, grieving or disappointed.