What does the word console mean?

Usage examples for console

  1. He was bitterly disappointed, and the money did not console him. – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  2. She thought she might perhaps console him for her loss. – The Red Lily, v2 by Anatole France
  3. He can think of nothing but how best to console her. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton