Consort

Definition of Consort

Con`sort´   Pronunciation: kǒn`sôrt´
n.1.One who shares the lot of another; a companion; a partner; especially, a wife or husband.
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.
Take it singly, and it carries an air of levity; but, in consort with the rest, has a meaning quite different.
- Atterbury.
4.An assembly or association of persons; a company; a group; a combination.
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.Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments.
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.
v. i.1.To unite or to keep company; to associate; - used with with.
[imp. & p. p. Consorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Consorting.]
Which of the Grecian chiefs consorts with thee?
- Dryden.
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.
Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here,
Shalt with him hence.
- Shak.

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