- The definition of a consort is the wife or husband of a reigning king or queen.
Prince Philip is the consort of Queen Elizabeth II.
- To consort is to hang out with or associate with others regularly.
When you spend a lot of time with someone, that person is an example of someone you consort with regularly.
- Obsolete a partner; companion
- a wife or husband; spouse, esp. of a reigning king or queen
- a ship that travels along with another
Origin: OFr consorte < L consortium, community of goods < consorsassociation; fellowship; company
- agreement; accord
- a 17th-cent. English chamber music ensemble, sometimes including vocalists
- the music composed for such an ensemble
Origin: Old French ; from Classical Latin consors (gen. consortis), partner, neighbor ; from com-, with plush sors, a share, lot: see sort
- to keep company or associate (with someone, esp. someone considered objectionable, undesirable, etc.): consorting with thieves
- to be in harmony or agreement; be in accord
- to associate; join: usually reflexive
- to accompany or escort
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- A husband or wife, especially the spouse of a monarch.
- A companion or partner.
- A ship accompanying another in travel.
- Partnership; association: governed in consort with her advisers.
- A group; a company: a consort of fellow diplomats.
- Music a. An instrumental ensemble.b. An ensemble using instruments of the same family.
- To keep company; associate: a politician known to consort with gangsters.
- To be in accord or agreement.
- To unite in company; associate.
- Obsolete a. To escort; accompany.b. To espouse.
Origin: Middle English, colleague, from Old French, from Latin cōnsors, cōnsort- : com-, com- + sors, fate; see ser-2 in Indo-European roots.