- a husband or wife; spouse, especially of a reigning monarch.Compare prince consort, queen consort.
- one vessel or ship accompanying another.
- a group of instrumentalists and singers who perform music, especially old music.
- a group of instruments of the same family, as viols, played in concert.
- a companion, associate, or partner: a confidant and consort of heads of state.
- accord or agreement.
- company or association.
- harmony of sounds.
- to associate; keep company: to consort with known criminals.
- to agree or harmonize.
- to associate, join, or unite.
- to accompany; espouse.
- to sound in harmony.
Origin of consort
Examples from the Web for consorted
So I consorted with all I thought to be of authority in these matters.Cyropaedia
"Sure I do," said Denny, who was not Irish but consorted with common speech.The Prisoner
Such men as Gleason, with whom he consorted, would soon get him into trouble.Marion's Faith.
Not since his probation as a plebe, had he consorted with such a bunch of "hush-mouths."Next Door, Next World
Robert Donald Locke
It is said on the tablets that he consorted with the wild beasts.Curious Creatures in Zoology
- (intr usually foll by with) to keep company (with undesirable people); associate
- (intr) to agree or harmonize
- (tr) rare to combine or unite
- (esp formerly)
- a small group of instruments, either of the same type, such as viols, (a whole consort) or of different types (a broken consort)
- (as modifier)consort music
- the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
- a partner or companion, esp a husband or wife
- a ship that escorts another
- companionship or association
- agreement or accord
Word Origin and History for consorted
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.