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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun consort has 2 senses

Verb consort has 3 senses


consortn. [L. consore, -sortis; con- + sors lot, fate, share. See Sort.].
  •  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.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "The consort of the queen has passed from this troubled sphere."  [1913 Webster]
    "The snow-white gander, invariably accompanied by his darker consort."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A ship keeping company with another.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Concurrence; conjunction; combination; association; union.  [1913 Webster]
    "Take it singly, and it carries an air of levity; but, in consort with the rest, has a meaning quite different."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An assembly or association of persons; a company; a group; a combination.  [1913 Webster]
    "In one consort' there sat
    Cruel revenge and rancorous despite,
    Disloyal treason, and heart-burning hate.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Lord, place me in thy consort."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
    "To make a sad consort';
    Come, let us join our mournful song with theirs.
    "  [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.
consortv. i. 
     To unite or to keep company; to associate; -- used with with.  [1913 Webster]
    "Which of the Grecian chiefs consorts with thee?"  [1913 Webster]
consortv. t. 
  •  To unite or join, as in affection, harmony, company, marriage, etc.; to associate.  [1913 Webster]
    "He with his consorted Eve."  [1913 Webster]
    "For all that pleasing is to living ears
    Was there consorted in one harmony.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "He begins to consort himself with men."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To attend; to accompany.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here,
    Shalt with him hence.
    "  [1913 Webster]


consort, n. & v.
1 a wife or husband, esp. of royalty (prince consort).
2 a ship sailing with another.
1 intr. (usu. foll. by with, together) a keep company; associate. b harmonize.
2 tr. class or bring together.

consort, n. Mus. a group of players or instruments, esp. playing early music (recorder consort).

earlier form of concert



accompanier, accompanist, accompanyist, accord, accordance, ace, adjunct, affinity, agreement, ally, amigo, assent, associate, attendant, attune, attunement, bedfellow, bedmate, better half, bosom buddy, brother, brother-in-arms, buddy, bunkie, bunkmate, butty, camarade, chamberfellow, chime, chiming, chorus, chum, classmate, coadjutor, coherence, cohort, coincidence, colleague, comate, companion, companion piece, company, compatibility, compatriot, compeer, comport, comrade, concentus, concert, concomitant, concord, concordance, confederate, conform, conformance, conformation, conformity, confrere, congeniality, congruence, congruency, congruity, consistency, consociate, consonance, consonancy, cooperation, copartner, correspond, correspondence, crony, diapason, dovetail, equivalence, euphony, fellow, fellow member, fellow student, girl friend, gossip, harmonics, harmonize, harmony, heavy harmony, homophony, intersection, march, mate, messmate, monochord, monody, old crony, oneness, overlap, pal, parallelism, pard, pardner, partner, peace, playfellow, playmate, rapport, roommate, schoolfellow, schoolmate, self-consistency, shipmate, side partner, sidekick, spouse, square, symmetry, symphony, sync, synchronism, synchronization, tally, teammate, three-part harmony, timing, tune, uniformity, union, unison, unisonance, workfellow, yokefellow, yokemate




N accompaniment, adjunct, context, appendage, appurtenance, coexistence, concomitance, company, association, companionship, partnership, copartnership, coefficiency, concomitant, accessory, coefficient, companion, buddy, attendant, fellow, associate, friend, colleague, consort, spouse, mate, partner, co-partner, satellite, hanger on, fellow-traveller, shadow, escort, cortege, attribute, accompanying, concomitant, fellow, twin, joint, associated with, coupled with, accessory, attendant, obbligato, with, withal, together with, along with, in company with, hand in hand, side by side, cheek by jowl, cheek by jole, arm in arm, therewith, herewith, and, together, in a body, collectively, noscitur a sociis, virtutis fortuna comes.


VB be sociable, know, be acquainted, associate with, sort with, keep company with, walk hand in hand with, eat off the same trencher, club together, consort, bear one company, join, make acquaintance with, make advances, fraternize, embrace, be at home with, feel at home with, make oneself at home with, make free with, crack a bottle with, receive hospitality, live at free quarters, find the latchstring out, visit, pay a visit, interchange visits, interchange cards, call at, call upon, leave a card, drop in, look in, look one up, beat up one's quarters, entertain, give a party, be at home, see one's friends, hang out, keep open house, do the honors, receive, receive with open arms, welcome, give a warm reception, to kill the fatted calf.


N marriage, matrimony, wedlock, union, intermarriage, miscegenation, the bonds of marriage, vinculum matrimonii, nuptial tie, married state, coverture, bed, cohabitation, match, betrothment, wedding, nuptials, Hymen, bridal, espousals, spousals, leading to the altar, nuptial benediction, epithalamium, sealing, torch of Hymen, temple of Hymen, hymeneal altar, honeymoon, bridesmaid, bridesman, best man, bride, bridegroom, married man, married woman, married couple, neogamist, Benedict, partner, spouse, mate, yokemate, husband, man, consort, baron, old man, good man, wife of one's bosom, helpmate, rib, better half, gray mare, old woman, old lady, good wife, goodwife, feme, feme coverte, squaw, lady, matron, matronage, matronhood, man and wife, wedded pair, Darby and Joan, spiritual wife, monogamy, bigamy, digamy, deuterogamy, trigamy, polygamy, mormonism, levirate, spiritual wifery, spiritual wifeism, polyandrism, Turk, bluebeard, unlawful marriage, left-handed marriage, morganatic marriage, ill- assorted marriage, mesalliance, mariage de convenance, marriage broker, matrimonial agency, matrimonial agent, matrimonial bureau, matchmaker, schatchen, married, one, one bone and one flesh, marriageable, nubile, engaged, betrothed, affianced, matrimonial, marital, conjugal, connubial, wedded, nuptial, hymeneal, spousal, bridal, the gray mare the better horse, a world-without-end bargain, marriages are made in Heaven, render me worthy of this noble wife, si qua voles apte nubere nube pari.

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