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.
- The act or an instance of consoling.
- The state of being consoled.
- One that consoles; a comfort: Your kindness was a consolation to me in my grief.
- 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.