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con·sort

 (kŏn′sôrt′)
n.
1. A husband or wife, especially the spouse of a monarch.
2. A companion or partner.
3. An animal with which another animal, usually of the opposite sex, forms a bond for a temporary period during which the two individuals maintain close proximity and engage in mating or other sexual behavior.
4. A ship accompanying another in travel.
5. Partnership; association: governed in consort with her advisers.
6. A group; a company: a consort of fellow diplomats.
7. Music
a. An instrumental ensemble.
b. An ensemble using instruments of the same family.
v. (kən-sôrt′) con·sort·ed, con·sort·ing, con·sorts
v.intr.
1. To keep company; associate: a politician known to consort with gangsters.
2. To be in accord or agreement.
v.tr.
1. To unite in company; associate.
2. Obsolete
a. To escort; accompany.
b. To espouse.

[Middle English, colleague, from Old French, from Latin cōnsors, cōnsort- : com-, com- + sors, fate; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

consort

vb
1. (usually foll by: with) to keep company (with undesirable people); associate
2. (intr) to agree or harmonize
3. (tr) rare to combine or unite
n
4. (Instruments) (esp formerly)
a. a small group of instruments, either of the same type, such as viols, (a whole consort) or of different types (a broken consort)
b. (as modifier): consort music.
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
6. a partner or companion, esp a husband or wife
7. (Nautical Terms) a ship that escorts another
8. obsolete
a. companionship or association
b. agreement or accord
[C15: from Old French, from Latin consors sharer, partner, from sors lot, fate, portion]
conˈsortable adj
conˈsorter n

con•sort

(n. ˈkɒn sɔrt, v. kənˈsɔrt)

n.
1. a husband or wife; spouse, esp. of a reigning monarch. Compare prince consort, queen consort.
2. one ship accompanying another.
3.
a. a group of instrumentalists and singers who perform music, esp. old music.
b. a group of instruments of the same family, as viols, played in concert.
4. a companion, associate, or partner.
5. accord or agreement.
6. Obs.
a. company or association.
b. harmony of sounds.
v.i.
7. to associate; keep company: to consort with known criminals.
8. to agree or harmonize.
v.t.
9. to associate, join, or unite.
10. Obs. to accompany.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin consort-, s. of consors sharer. See con-, sort]
con•sort′a•ble, adj.

Consort

 a number of people consorting together or in a company; a company or set of musicians; an assembly; a divan or consultation—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: consort of authors, 1654; of bird calls, 1711; of birds, 1712; of fiddlers, 1656; of knavery, 1598; of musical instruments; of musicians, 1616; of parasites, 1702; of plaudits, 1667; of praise, 1705; of ships [sailing together], 1591; of viols, 1883; of virgins, 1604.

consort


Past participle: consorted
Gerund: consorting

Imperative
consort
consort
Present
I consort
you consort
he/she/it consorts
we consort
you consort
they consort
Preterite
I consorted
you consorted
he/she/it consorted
we consorted
you consorted
they consorted
Present Continuous
I am consorting
you are consorting
he/she/it is consorting
we are consorting
you are consorting
they are consorting
Present Perfect
I have consorted
you have consorted
he/she/it has consorted
we have consorted
you have consorted
they have consorted
Past Continuous
I was consorting
you were consorting
he/she/it was consorting
we were consorting
you were consorting
they were consorting
Past Perfect
I had consorted
you had consorted
he/she/it had consorted
we had consorted
you had consorted
they had consorted
Future
I will consort
you will consort
he/she/it will consort
we will consort
you will consort
they will consort
Future Perfect
I will have consorted
you will have consorted
he/she/it will have consorted
we will have consorted
you will have consorted
they will have consorted
Future Continuous
I will be consorting
you will be consorting
he/she/it will be consorting
we will be consorting
you will be consorting
they will be consorting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been consorting
you have been consorting
he/she/it has been consorting
we have been consorting
you have been consorting
they have been consorting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been consorting
you will have been consorting
he/she/it will have been consorting
we will have been consorting
you will have been consorting
they will have been consorting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been consorting
you had been consorting
he/she/it had been consorting
we had been consorting
you had been consorting
they had been consorting
Conditional
I would consort
you would consort
he/she/it would consort
we would consort
you would consort
they would consort
Past Conditional
I would have consorted
you would have consorted
he/she/it would have consorted
we would have consorted
you would have consorted
they would have consorted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consort - the husband or wife of a reigning monarchconsort - the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
prince consort - a prince who is the husband of a reigning female sovereign
better half, married person, partner, spouse, mate - a person's partner in marriage
2.consort - a family of similar musical instrument playing togetherconsort - a family of similar musical instrument playing together
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
Verb1.consort - keep company withconsort - keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
ally - become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage; "He allied himself with the Communists"
go steady, date, go out, see - date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!"
companion, company, keep company, accompany - be a companion to somebody
2.consort - go togetherconsort - go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
blend in, blend, go - blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"
3.consort - keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring"
accompany - go or travel along with; "The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere"

consort

verb
1. associate, mix, mingle, hang with (informal, chiefly U.S.), go around with, keep company, fraternize, hang about, around or out with He regularly consorted with drug-dealers.
noun
1. spouse, wife, husband, partner, associate, fellow, squeeze (informal), companion, significant other (U.S. informal), bidie-in (Scot.) Queen Victoria's consort, Prince Albert

consort

noun
A husband or wife:
Informal: better half.
verb
1. To be with as a companion:
Slang: hang out.
Idiom: rub elbows.
2. Obsolete. To be with or go with (another):
Idiom: go hand in hand with.
Translations
زَوج، زَوْجَهيَتَعامَل بِ
choťmanželmanželkaspolčovat se sstýkat se s
gemalgemalindeomgås
hitves
eiginmaîurumgangast
vyrasžmona
dzīvesbiedrskaralienes vīrsprince consortsaietiessatikties
arkadaşlık/ortaklık etmek

consort

[ˈkɒnsɔːt]
A. Nconsorte mf
prince consortpríncipe m consorte
B. [kənˈsɔːt] VI to consort with sb (often pej) → asociarse con algn

consort

[ˈkɒnsɔːrt]
n (= spouse) → époux (épouse)m/f prince consort
[kənˈsɔːrt] vi (pejorative) to consort with sb → frayer avec qn

consort

n (form: = spouse) → Gemahl(in) m(f) (form), → Gatte m (form), → Gattin f (form) ? prince consort
vi
(form: = associate) → verkehren (with mit)
(= be consistent)passen (with zu), sich vereinbaren lassen (with mit)

consort

[n ˈkɒnsɔːt; vb kənˈsɔːt]
1. nconsorte m/f
prince consort → principe m consorte
2. vi (often pej) to consort with sbfrequentare qn

consort

(ˈkonsoːt) noun
a (especially royal) wife or husband. prince consort (= the husband of a reigning queen).
(kənˈsoːt) verb
(with with) to have dealings or associations (with, usually in a bad sense). He's been consorting with drug-addicts.
References in classic literature ?
When a man consort much with a people," continued Hawkeye, "if they were honest and he no knave, love will grow up atwixt them.
The Ladies Lynn and Ingram continued to consort in solemn conferences, where they nodded their two turbans at each other, and held up their four hands in confronting gestures of surprise, or mystery, or horror, according to the theme on which their gossip ran, like a pair of magnified puppets.
You'd think he was a whole Royal Family rolled into one--Prince Consort and all.
We deny him all privacy; he may not marry whom he chooses, consort with whom he prefers, dress according to his taste, or live where he pleases.
Postscript--I did not tell you that Blandly, who, by the way, is to send a consort after us if we don't turn up by the end of August, had found an admirable fellow for sailing master--a stiff man, which I regret, but in all other respects a treasure.
One day his imperial majesty, being informed of my way of living, desired "that himself and his royal consort, with the young princes of the blood of both sexes, might have the happiness," as he was pleased to call it, "of dining with me.
I am a lover of peace, Sir Knight, and do not consort with Robin's bold fellows.
Hers was a Norman beauty, fresh, high-colored, redundant, the flesh of Rubens covering the muscles of the Farnese Hercules, and not the slender articulations of the Venus de' Medici, Apollo's graceful consort.
Moreover a blunt and stolid regard for literal truth indisposes them to make those lavish promises by which the more judicious Circle can in a moment pacify his consort.
What strange manner of man are you, that you consort with the green men, though your form is that of my race, while your color is little darker than that of the white ape?
It has not been seen in our times that such fortresses have been of use to any prince, unless to the Countess of Forli,[*] when the Count Girolamo, her consort, was killed; for by that means she was able to withstand the popular attack and wait for assistance from Milan, and thus recover her state; and the posture of affairs was such at that time that the foreigners could not assist the people.
A man of honour and self-respect such as I am finds it painful and grievous to have to consort with men who would deprive him of both.