American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A husband or wife, especially the spouse of a monarch.
- n. A companion or partner.
- n. A ship accompanying another in travel.
- n. Partnership; association: governed in consort with her advisers.
- n. A group; a company: a consort of fellow diplomats.
- n. Music An instrumental ensemble.
- n. Music An ensemble using instruments of the same family.
- v. To keep company; associate: a politician known to consort with gangsters.
- v. To be in accord or agreement.
- v. To unite in company; associate.
- v. Obsolete To escort; accompany.
- v. Obsolete To espouse.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A companion; a partner; an intimate associate; particularly, a wife or a husband; a spouse.
- n. Nautical, a vessel keeping company with another, or one of a number of vessels sailing in conjunction
- To associate; unite in company; keep company; be in harmony: followed by with.
- To join; marry; espouse.
- To unite in company; associate: followed by with.
- To unite in symphony or harmony.
- To accompany.
- n. An assembly or company.
- n. Specifically A company of musicians; an orchestra.
- n. Concert; concurrence; agreement.
- n. A former spelling of concert, by confusion with consort.
- n. The spouse of a monarch.
- n. A husband, wife, companion or partner.
- n. A ship accompanying another.
- n. uncountable Association or partnership.
- n. A group or company, especially of musicians playing the same type of instrument.
- v. intransitive To associate or keep company.
- v. intransitive To be in agreement.
- v. intransitive To associate or unite in company with.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who shares the lot of another; a companion; a partner; especially, a wife or husband.
- n. (Naut.) A ship keeping company with another.
- n. Concurrence; conjunction; combination; association; union.
- n. obsolete An assembly or association of persons; a company; a group; a combination.
- n. obsolete Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments.
- v. To unite or to keep company; to associate; -- used with
- v. To unite or join, as in affection, harmony, company, marriage, etc.; to associate.
- v. obsolete To attend; to accompany.
- v. keep company
- v. go together
- n. a family of similar musical instrument playing together
- n. the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
- v. keep company with; hang out with
- Middle English, colleague, from Old French, from Latin cōnsors, cōnsort- : com-, com- + sors, fate; see ser-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Use your intuition, but in consort with your reason.”
“The British in consort with the US would send a similar surface group, a Carrier, 2-4 battle ships and the associated units as well to Singapore.”
“It had very little to do with the supposed power someone wielded in consort with the devil or forces unseen.”
“It 's unclear if TPG is acting alone or in consort with another investor.”
“The Tories cannot wait for Ed Balls to be better known, preferably in consort with his wife, Yvette Cooper, the girl who puts the "nanny" into nanny state.”
“That is done in consort with religious leaders through the church structureâ€ ¦ no need to be out on the campaign trailâ€ ¦ the voters will get their marching orders each Sunday.”
“Yes, but he speaks of the sepulchres of his fathers, to which he must be gathered: "The graves where they are laid are ready for me also," graves in consort, the congregation of the dead.”
“The celebrated Abipones honour with silver altars and adoration the moon, which they call the consort of the sun, and certain stars, which they term the handmaids of the moon: but their most singular idea is that the Pleiades represent their grandfather; and "as that constellation disappears at certain periods from the sky of South”
“Actually, if the US cut a half trillion from its military budget, the US in consort with its allies in Europe would STILL, based on 2008 stats, be spending MORE on that shit than THE REST OF THE WORLD COMBINED!”
“48The point where Parr moves from serving in Mary's Privy Chamber to becoming queen-consort is where terms like "patron-client relationship" seem too rigid.”
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