consort

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Borrowed from Middle French, ultimately from Latin cōnsors.

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consort (countable and uncountable, plural consorts)

  1. The spouse of a monarch.
    • The consort of the queen has passed from this troubled sphere.
  2. A husband, wife, companion or partner.
  3. (euphemistic, sometimes humorous) An informal, usually well-publicized sexual companion of a monarch; aristocrat; celebrity; etc.
  4. A ship accompanying another.
  5. (uncountable) Association or partnership.
    • 1687, Francis Atterbury, An Answer to some Considerations, the Spirit of Martin Luther and the Original of the Reformation
      Take it singly, and it carries an air of levity; [] but, in consort with the rest, you see, has a meaning quite different.
  6. A group or company, especially of musicians playing the same type of instrument.
  7. (obsolete) Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments.

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consort (not comparable)

  1. (postpositive) of a title, by virtue of one's (living) spouse; often contrasted with regnant and dowager
    Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother took on nearly as many duties as queen dowager, after her husband's death, as she had had when she was queen consort during his reign.

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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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Etymology[edit]

From Latin consors.

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consort m or f (plural consorts)

  1. partner, consort
  2. (law) spouse
    Synonym: cònjuge
  3. (law) accomplice
    Synonym: partícip
  4. (law) joinder
    Synonym: litisconsort

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French[edit]

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Borrowed from Latin consors, consortem.

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consort f (plural consorts)

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

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French consort, from Latin consors.

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consort m (plural consorți)

  1. consort

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