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consort
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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
consort together
Definition spend time with — especially spending leisure time with people considered undesirable; or one of the people with whom time is spent
  • She consorts with criminals.
consorts = spends leisure time with
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She consorts with gang members and criminals.
  • consorts = spends liesure time with
  • She and her co-star consorts are frequently seen at the club.
  • consorts = people who spend leisure time together
  • Queequeg never consorted at all, or but very little, with the other seamen in the inn.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • consorted = spent time with
  • But I think it is more likely to call Peter the High King and his mighty consorts down from the high past.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • consorts = spends time with; or the people with whom someone spends much time
  • ...and courteously he consorted with us the space of seven days.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • consorted = spend leisure time with
  • Being a stranger to you, she might ask whom I was consorting with and whither I was going.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • consorting = spending time together — especially leisure time with people considered undesirable
  •   Come, he hath hid himself among these trees,
      To be consorted with the humorous night:
      Blind is his love, and best befits the dark.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • consorted = spending time together
  • Then said King Peter (for they talked in quite a different style now, having been Kings and Queens for so long), "Fair Consorts, let us now alight from our horses and follow this beast into the thicket; for in all my days I never hunted a nobler quarry."
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • consorts = friends and associates (people with whom one spends time)
  • Consort! what, dost thou make us minstrels?
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
consort = spend time together

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2  —as in:
her consort
Definition a husband or wife — especially of a reigning monarch
  • Most queens in history were queens consort.
consort = the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • As a king consort, his only constitutional duty was to help create an heir.
  • consort = the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
  • Elizabeth, Queen Consort to King George VI and mother of Queen Elizabeth II
  • It isn't easy for the Empress's consort to have friends.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
consort = a husband, wife, or companion — especially of a reigning monarch

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Less commonly:
The husband of a ruling queen (or princess) is sometimes called a prince consort. For less common senses of consort, see a comprehensive dictionary.
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