consort

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From Middle French

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consort ‎(countable and uncountable, plural consorts)

  1. The spouse of a monarch.
  2. A husband, wife, companion or partner.
    • Dryden
      He single chose to live, and shunned to wed, / Well pleased to want a consort of his bed.
    • Thackeray
      The consort of the queen has passed from this troubled sphere.
    • Darwin
      the snow-white gander, invariably accompanied by his darker consort
  3. A ship accompanying another.
  4. (uncountable) Association or partnership.
    • Atterbury
      Take it singly, and it carries an air of levity; but, in consort with the rest, has a meaning quite different.
  5. A group or company, especially of musicians playing the same type of instrument.
    • Spenser
      In one consort there sat / Cruel revenge and rancorous despite, / Disloyal treason, and heart-burning hate.
    • Herbert
      Lord, place me in thy consort.
  6. (obsolete) Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments.
    • Spenser
      To make a sad consort, / Come, let us join our mournful song with theirs.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

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consort ‎(third-person singular simple present consorts, present participle consorting, simple past and past participle consorted)

  1. (intransitive) To associate or keep company with.
  2. (intransitive) To be in agreement.

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consort f ‎(plural consorts)

  1. consort
  2. (plural only, preceeded by et) minions, associates; the likes
    Facebook, Myspace et consorts.
    Facebook, Myspace and the likes.

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