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consort

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noun con·sort \ˈkän-ˌsȯrt\

Definition of consort

  1. 1 :  associate

  2. 2 :  a ship accompanying another

  3. 3 :  spouse — compare prince consort, queen consort



Origin of consort

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin consort-, consors partner, sharer, from com- + sort-, sors lot, share — more at series


First Known Use: 15th century


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consort

noun con·sort

Definition of consort

  1. 1 :  conjunction, association <he ruled in consort with his father>

  2. 2 :  group, assembly <a consort of specialists>

  3. 3 a :  a group of singers or instrumentalists performing together b :  a set of musical instruments of the same family



Origin of consort

Middle French consorte, from consort


First Known Use: 1584


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consort

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verb con·sort \kən-ˈsȯrt, kän-ˈ, ˈkän-ˌ\

Definition of consort

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  unite, associate

  3. 2 obsolete :  escort

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to keep company <consorting with criminals>

  6. 2 obsolete :  to make harmony :  play

  7. 3 :  accord, harmonize <the illustrations consort admirably with the text — Times Literary Supplement>



Examples of consort

  1. <at college she began consorting with drug users, eventually becoming an addict herself>

  2. <the restaurant's sophisticated menu consorts seamlessly with its sleek, modern ambience>



1588

First Known Use of consort

1588



CONSORT Defined for Kids

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consort

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noun con·sort \ˈkän-ˌsȯrt\

Definition of consort

  1. :  a wife or husband especially of a king or queen




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consort

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verb con·sort \kən-ˈsȯrt\

Definition of consort

con·sort·edcon·sort·ing

  1. :  to spend time with as a companion :  associate





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