from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
- intransitive v. To keep company; associate: a politician known to consort with gangsters.
- intransitive v. To be in accord or agreement.
- transitive v. To unite in company; associate.
- transitive v. Obsolete To escort; accompany.
- transitive v. Obsolete To espouse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The spouse of a monarch.
- n. A husband, wife, companion or partner.
- n. A ship accompanying another.
- n. Association or partnership.
- n. A group or company, especially of musicians playing the same type of instrument.
- v. To associate or keep company.
- v. To be in agreement.
- v. To associate or unite in company with.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who shares the lot of another; a companion; a partner; especially, a wife or husband.
- n. A ship keeping company with another.
- n. Concurrence; conjunction; combination; association; union.
- n. An assembly or association of persons; a company; a group; a combination.
- n. Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments.
- intransitive v. To unite or to keep company; to associate; -- used with with.
- transitive v. To unite or join, as in affection, harmony, company, marriage, etc.; to associate.
- transitive v. To attend; to accompany.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)