NOTE: refers to anything which serves to comfort or give solace.
Her consolation of the crying child consisted of treating him to a chocolate sundae.
Her faith was a consolation to her in times of trouble.
John's kindness was a consolation to the bereaved parents.
A going-away lunch was small consolation to Mary after being laid off from work.
There was some consolation in knowing that other students had also failed the exam.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
NOTE: always refers to a competition event with contestants not in the top running.
Their team received the consolation prize at the national competition.
The losers will face off in a consolation game.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)