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[n] the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
[n] a family of similar musical instrument playing together
[v] keep company; of male animals
[v] keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"
[v] go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded"

Misc. Definitions

\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. --Milton. He single chose to live, and shunned to wed, Well pleased to want a consort of his bed. --Dryden. The consort of the queen has passed from this troubled sphere. --Thakeray. The snow-white gander, invariably accompanied by his darker consort. --Darwin.
2. (Naut.) A ship keeping company with another.
3. Concurrence; conjunction; combination; association; union. ``By Heaven's consort.'' --Fuller. ``Working in consort.'' --Hare. Take it singly, and it carries an air of levity; but, in consort with the rest, has a meaning quite different. --Atterbury.
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. --Spenser. Lord, place me in thy consort. --Herbert.
5. [Perh. confused with concert.] Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments. [Obs.] --Milton. To make a sad consort'; Come, let us join our mournful song with theirs. --Spenser. {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.
\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? --Dryden.
\Con*sort"\, v. t.
1. To unite or join, as in affection, harmony, company, marriage, etc.; to associate. He with his consorted Eve. --Milton. For all that pleasing is to living ears Was there consorted in one harmony. --Spenser. He begins to consort himself with men. --Locke.
2. To attend; to accompany. [Obs.] Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here, Shalt with him hence. --Shak.

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