At first I wished to hurry on,for I longed to console and sympathize with my loved and sorrowing friends; but when I drew near my native town, I slackened my progress.

here it says longed .I could not encounter with other meaning of "long" without noun.What that means? and also isn't console meaning game tool ?


long (v): to want something very much.

For example

She longed for the return of her long-lost father.

In this above sentence the two uses of "long" have two different meanings. "Long-lost" means "to be lost for a long time".

console (v): to give comfort and sympathy to someone who is sad or disappointed.

For example:

She consoled her friend after the untimely death of her mother.

Yes, as a noun, "console" can mean a "gaming console" but the pronunciation is different, with the accent on the first syllable. The verb "console" has the accent on the second syllable.

(Click the other links on the Cambridge dictionary page to hear the American pronunciation of both meanings of "console". Also, I fixed your quote, guessing there was a missing "I" in what you copied. Please let me know if this is incorrect)

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