consort

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1con·sort

noun \ˈkän-ˌsrt\

Definition of CONSORT

1
:  associate
2
:  a ship accompanying another
3

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

2consort

noun

Definition of CONSORT

1
:  conjunction, association <he ruled in consort with his father>
2
:  group, assembly <a consort of specialists>
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

3con·sort

verb \kən-ˈsrt, kän-ˈ, ˈkän-ˌ\

Definition of CONSORT

transitive verb
2
obsolete :  escort
intransitive verb
1
:  to keep company <consorting with criminals>
2
obsolete :  to make harmony :  play
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>

First Known Use of CONSORT

1588

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