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con·sort1 • n. / ˈkänˌsôrt/ a wife, husband, or companion, in particular the spouse of a reigning monarch. ∎  a ship sailing in company with another. • v. / kənˈsôrt; ˈkänˌsôrt/ [intr.] (consort with) habitually associate with (someone), typically with the disapproval of others: you chose to consort with the enemy. ∎  (consort with/to) archaic agree or be in harmony with. con·sort2 / ˈkänˌsôrt/ • n. a small group of musicians performing together, typically playing instrumental music of the Renaissance period: a consort of viols.

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Consort

a number of people consorting together or in a company; a company or set of musicians; an assembly; a divan or consultationJohnson, 1755.

Examples: consort of authors, 1654; of bird calls, 1711; of birds, 1712; of fiddlers, 1656; of knavery, 1598; of musical instruments; of musicians, 1616; of parasites, 1702; of plaudits, 1667; of praise, 1705; of ships [sailing together], 1591; of viols, 1883; of virgins, 1604.

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consort 1 †partner, mate XV; ship sailing with another; partner in marriage, spouse. XVII. — F. consort, fem. -sorte — L. consors, -sort- sharing in COMMON, partner, colleague, f. CON- + sors portion, lot (see SORT).

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consort. An old spelling of ‘concert’, meaning a concerted perf. by any body of performers. A whole consort was one in which all the instr. were of one family; a broken consort one in which there was a mixture.

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consort 2 †accompany, escort; associate or accord with. XVI. In the first sense f. CONSORT 1; in the second prob. a reinforcement of SORT vb.

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consortabort, apport, assort, athwart, aught, besought, bethought, bort, bought, brought, caught, cavort, comport, consort, contort, Cort, court, distraught, escort, exhort, export, extort, fort, fought, fraught, import, methought, misreport, mort, naught, nought, Oort, ought, outfought, port, Porte, purport, quart, rort, short, snort, sort, sought, sport, support, swart, taught, taut, thought, thwart, tort, transport, wart, wrought •cohort • backcourt • Port Harcourt •forecourt • onslaught • dreadnought •Connacht • aeronaut • Argonaut •juggernaut • cosmonaut • astronaut •aquanaut • davenport • carport •passport • airport •Freeport, seaport •Shreveport •heliport, teleport •Stockport • outport • Coalport •spoilsport •Newport, viewport •hoverport •forethought, malice aforethought •afterthought • worrywart

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