Definitions of consort

  1. go together; " The colors don't harmonize"; " Their ideas concorded"
  2. keep company with; hang out with; " He associates with strange people"; " She affiliates with her colleagues"
  3. a family of similar musical instrument playing together
  4. the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
  5. keep company; of male animals
  6. keep company; " the heifers run with the bulls ot produce offspring"
  7. One who shares the lot of another; a companion; a partner; especially, a wife or husband.
  8. A ship keeping company with another.
  9. Concurrence; conjunction; combination; association; union.
  10. An assembly or association of persons; a company; a group; a combination.
  11. Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments.
  12. To unite or to keep company; to associate; -- used with with.
  13. To unite or join, as in affection, harmony, company, marriage, etc.; to associate.
  14. To attend; to accompany.
  15. A companion; a husband or wife; a ship accompanying another.
  16. To associate; keep company: with with.
  17. One that shares the same lot with another: a partner: a companion: a wife or husband: an accompanying ship.
  18. A partner; husband or wife; accompanying ship; concurrence.
  19. To join; associate.
  20. A companion; a husband or wife; a ship that accompanies another; company.
  21. A companion; a partner; an intimate associate; a wife or husband; concurrence; a concert; a vessel accompanying another. Queen consort, the wife of a king, as distinguished from a queen regnant.
  22. To join; to marry; to unite in company.
  23. To associate; to keep company.
  24. A companion or partner; a wife or husband- applied to those in exalted station; union; one ship keeping company with another.
  25. To associate; to keep company with.

Usage examples for consort

  1. We soon after fell in with another, who was her consort, of 500 tons, and much richer, having about 18, 000l. – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II by Sir John Ross
  2. But, when he first essay'd to speak, A hasty blush pass'd o'er his cheek, He hung awhile his graceful head, Till thus, with air confus'd he said: I come, by love with honours crown'd, Yet sorrow casts a shade around, That when my consort here I bring, The heiress of a potent king, The Mercians, clad in armour, come, To lead their princess to her home. – Elegies and Other Small Poems by Matilda Betham
  3. I thought that it was Arthur who was dead, and when I heard that it was the Prince Consort, the shock was almost as great. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  4. Then you consort with enemies of the Cause? – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  5. By thy fond consort! – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  6. To the King it seemed insufferable that the household of his consort should take up a position of open hostility to the ecclesiastical laws of the land. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  7. Bursley prided itself on possessing a unique dignity as the 'Mother of the Five Towns, ' and to be presided over by a goosedriver, however humorous and hospitable he might be, did not consort with that dignity. – Tales of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  8. Jack and his consort opened their fire on the Russian troops, who still remained in sight; but they, knowing that their field- pieces could produce no effect upon the ships, quickly retired out of harm's way, and the steamers again stood off the shore. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. At this moment the Emperor Francis, with his consort, met him. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  10. And it ends as it ever will end, be the children young or old, for the French pass from his Majesty's mind and he runs after his consort to implore forgiveness, leaving poor Jonas to take care of the Conqueror. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  11. Truly she would then in all reason be falsely called Justice, were she to consort with a man all- daring in his soul. – Prometheus Bound and Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus
  12. " This fellow," answered the eunuch, " has had the audacity to make his way into the palace with a message from your consort Nitetis to Bartja." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  13. We know something of them, yet in comparison with perfect mastery such as that of a cultivated old Greek or Roman, our scholarship is at the best on a level with the musical scholarship of a cultivated amateur like the Prince Consort. – The Intellectual Life by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  14. The letter read as follows: " Ladice the wife of Amasis and Queen of Upper and Lower Egypt, to her daughter Nitetis, consort of the great King of Persia. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. The crews raced for the beach, but the boat I was in, having some start, and being at once the lighter and the better manned, shot far ahead of her consort, and the bow had struck among the shore- side trees, and I had caught a branch and swung myself out, and plunged into the nearest thicket, while Silver and the rest were still a hundred yards behind. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  16. And his consort almost cried as such a horrid thought entered her head. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  17. John Trelawney Postscript- I did not tell you that Blandly, who, by the way, is to send a consort after us if we don't turn up by the end of August, had found an admirable fellow for sailing master- a stiff man, which I regret, but in all other respects a treasure. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson