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Meaning of CONSORT

Pronunciation:  [n]'kânsort, [v]kân'sort, 'kânsowrt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
  2. [n]  a family of similar musical instrument playing together
  3. [v]  keep company; of male animals
  4. [v]  keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"
  5. [v]  go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded"

CONSORT is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: accord, affiliate, agree, associate, assort, choir, concord, fit in, harmonise, harmonize, run
 See Also: accompany, accompany, ally, better half, blend, blend in, check, companion, company, correspond, date, fit, Francoise d'Aubigne, gibe, go, go out, go steady, interact, jibe, keep company, Madame de Maintenon, Maintenon, Marquise de Maintenon, married person, match, mate, partner, prince consort, see, set, spouse, tally



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             He single chose to live, and shunned to wed, Well
             pleased to want a consort of his bed. --Dryden.
             The consort of the queen has passed from this
             troubled sphere.                      --Thakeray.
             The snow-white gander, invariably accompanied by his
             darker consort.                       --Darwin.
    2. (Naut.) A ship keeping company with another.
    3. Concurrence; conjunction; combination; association; union.
       ``By Heaven's consort.'' --Fuller. ``Working in consort.''
             Take it singly, and it carries an air of levity;
             but, in consort with the rest, has a meaning quite
             different.                            --Atterbury.
    4. [LL. consortium.] An assembly or association of persons; a
       company; a group; a combination. [Obs.]
             In one consort' there sat Cruel revenge and
             rancorous despite, Disloyal treason, and
             heart-burning hate.                   --Spenser.
             Lord, place me in thy consort.        --Herbert.
    5. [Perh. confused with concert.] Harmony of sounds; concert,
       as of musical instruments. [Obs.] --Milton.
             To make a sad consort'; Come, let us join our
             mournful song with theirs.            --Spenser.
    {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.
  2. \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.
          Which of the Grecian chiefs consorts with thee?
  3. \Con*sort"\, v. t.
    1. To unite or join, as in affection, harmony, company,
       marriage, etc.; to associate.
             He with his consorted Eve.            --Milton.
             For all that pleasing is to living ears Was there
             consorted in one harmony.             --Spenser.
             He begins to consort himself with men. --Locke.
    2. To attend; to accompany. [Obs.]
             Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here,
             Shalt with him hence.                 --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
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