Consort Con"sort (k[o^]n"s[^o]rt), n. [L. consore, -sortis; con- + sors lot, fate, share. See {Sort}.] 1. One who shares the lot of another; a companion; a partner; especially, a wife or husband. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

He single chose to live, and shunned to wed, Well pleased to want a consort of his bed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The consort of the queen has passed from this troubled sphere. --Thakeray. [1913 Webster]

The snow-white gander, invariably accompanied by his darker consort. --Darwin. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) A ship keeping company with another. [1913 Webster]

3. Concurrence; conjunction; combination; association; union. ``By Heaven's consort.'' --Fuller. ``Working in consort.'' --Hare. [1913 Webster]

Take it singly, and it carries an air of levity; but, in consort with the rest, has a meaning quite different. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

4. [LL. consortium.] An assembly or association of persons; a company; a group; a combination. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

In one consort' there sat Cruel revenge and rancorous despite, Disloyal treason, and heart-burning hate. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Lord, place me in thy consort. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

5. [Perh. confused with concert.] Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

To make a sad consort'; Come, let us join our mournful song with theirs. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{Prince consort}, the husband of a queen regnant.

{Queen consort}, the wife of a king, as distinguished from a {queen regnant}, who rules alone, and a {queen dowager}, the window of a king. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(especially a wife or a husband or one vessel of a fleet), ,

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  • consort — ► NOUN 1) a wife, husband, or companion, especially the spouse of a monarch. 2) a ship sailing in company with another. ► VERB (consort with) ▪ habitually associate with. ORIGIN Latin consors sharing, partner …   English terms dictionary

  • Consort — Con*sort (k[o^]n*s[^o]rt ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Consorted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consorting}.] To unite or to keep company; to associate; used with with. [1913 Webster] Which of the Grecian chiefs consorts with thee? Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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