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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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▪ Aboard steps a busker in a perky kiss-me-quick hat with lucky heather stuck in the band, accompanied by a face-painted consort.
▪ All genes fall into one of several groups that are passed on in consort.
▪ Both can take new consorts but only their daughter can be the new Everqueen.
▪ Could mule pregnancies be interfered with by giving the mare a skin graft from her prospective donkey consort?
▪ Except for the consort song, all of these types of composition are represented somewhere among the studies presented here.
▪ It was over in a moment, and there she was, hooked to her consort, swinging like a pendulum!
▪ In loud, sepulchral tones, this vision warned James to give up war and consorting with wanton women.
▪ Opening Catholic schools was bad enough but consorting with the head of the Dublin government was entirely beyond the pale for loyalists.
▪ The solitary nights, because that was the only way he wanted to consort with her - in bed.
▪ The two studied Catholicism for six years, but instead of joining the church, Brownson started consorting with a transcendentalist community.
▪ There were my two sisters consorting with the enemy.
▪ Your status in the community will never climb to the next level as long as you consort with the Blue Fog.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Consort \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.

    He single chose to live, and shunned to wed, Well pleased to want a consort of his bed.

    The consort of the queen has passed from this troubled sphere.

    The snow-white gander, invariably accompanied by his darker consort.

  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.

  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.

    Lord, place me in thy consort.

  5. [Perh. confused with concert.] Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments. [Obs.]

    To make a sad consort'; Come, let us join our mournful song with theirs.

    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.


Consort \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?


Consort \Con*sort"\, v. t.

  1. To unite or join, as in affection, harmony, company, marriage, etc.; to associate.

    He with his consorted Eve.

    For all that pleasing is to living ears Was there consorted in one harmony.

    He begins to consort himself with men.

  2. To attend; to accompany. [Obs.]

    Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here, Shalt with him hence.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "partner," from Middle French consort "colleague, partner, wife" (14c., Old French consorte), from Latin consortem (nominative consors) "partner, comrade; wife, brother, sister," noun use of adjective meaning "having the same lot, of the same fortune," from com- "with" (see com-) + sors "a share, lot" (see sort (n.)). Sense of "husband or wife" ("partner in marriage") is 1630s in English.


1580s, from consort (n.). Related: Consorted; consorting. Confused in form and sense with concert since 1580s.


n. 1 The spouse of a monarch. 2 A husband, wife, companion or partner. 3 A ship accompanying another. 4 (context uncountable English) association or partnership. 5 A group or company, especially of musicians playing the same type of instrument. 6 (context obsolete English) Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To associate or keep company. 2 (context intransitive English) To be in agreement. 3 (context intransitive English) To associate or unite in company with.

  1. n. the husband or wife of a reigning monarch

  2. a family of similar musical instrument playing together [syn: choir]

  3. v. keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues" [syn: associate, affiliate, assort]

  4. go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded" [syn: harmonize, harmonise, accord, concord, fit in, agree]

  5. keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls ot produce offspring" [syn: run]


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Consort (nautical)

Consort is a nautical term for unpowered Great Lakes vessels, usually a fully loaded schooner barge or steamer barge, towed by a larger steamer that would often tow more than one barge. The consort system was used in the Great Lakes from the 1860s to around 1920. Mariner and historian Mark Thompson wrote that the unpowered barges were "uninspected vessels" not regulated by the marine safety laws. He reported that between 1870 and 1940, the dangerous practice towing unpowered vessels resulted in many of the most serious groundings when they broke loose or were cut loose during storms.

Usage examples of "consort".

Several scholars have undertaken symbolic analysis of the evolution of this archetypal figure from its first appearance as the male consort of the Great Mother.

The chancel is decorated with 12th-century frescoes by Johannes Gallicus, and contains the tombs of the founder and his consort, with beautiful effigies in relief, and also that of the emperor Otto IV.

She said that the one in the harbor has an armory, and that there are three companies billeted there, and none of the patroller rankers can have consorts.

Which begs the question: Why would anyone do mock-early music consort settings of those same, rather earthy songs, versions that so prettify the songs that they lose all their grit?

There was the Marquis de Carabas, who, as everyone knows, was raised to the throne as prince consort after his marriage with the daughter of the king of the period.

And as it was known that his consort, who had great influence over him, was extremely disquieted in mind on account of his dissensions with the holy father, all men prognosticated to Julius final success in this unequal contest.

Prince Ferdinand is placed with regard to the Portuguese people, and the great suspicion with which all foreigners he brought here into his service are viewed, renders it necessary that the utmost caution, should be observed by the English residing in Portugal with respect to private interviews either with her most faithful majesty or her august consort, that neither the government nor the people may have a pretext for entertaining any undue impressions of the intentions of England.

Padrin, as he had taken to calling the seeress consort, sat in a chair not far away.

Recognizing the handsome man from the laboratory, Candra glared at him until Farlo introduced him as the seeress consort.

Fuzwik squirmed uncomfortably in his seat as he sat in the presence of Overseer Tejharet, Seeress Jenoset, and his fellow seeress consort, Padrin.

Marla was a bit annoyed to see Candra, the young friend of the new seeress consort, working alongside Vilo Garlet.

Loving blond Vernice consorting, if he ever had to have feminine companionship, with girls like Jodie Green.

They all consorted together, talking various dialects of Aeolic, Ionian, Attic Greek, and so forth, which were plainly not intelligible to each other.

Fedafer of Ourdh, lord of the well-watered land, master of the great river, provider for the mouths of the millions, favored first son of Auros, living consort of Gingo-La, august excellence of the south wind, bringer of rain, sower of seed, king of Ajmer, king of Bogra, king of Patwa, high lord of Shogemessar, Emperor Banwi the Great, was crouched, shivering with fear, on a blue silk couch in the apartment of his Aunt Haruma.

The two women had taken an instant dislike to one another upon meeting many years before and that dislike had grown steadily worse since Amala had become the consort of Commodore Lexis, the OIC of the Ministry of Public Education.