Pronunciation: ( —n.kon'sôrt, —v.kun-sôrt'),[key] —n. 1. a husband or wife; spouse, esp. of a reigning monarch. Cf. prince consort, queen consort. 2. one vessel or ship accompanying another.
3. Music. a. a group of instrumentalists and singers who perform music, esp. old music.
b. a group of instruments of the same family, as viols, played in concert.
4. a companion, associate, or partner: a confidant and consort of heads of state. 5. accord or agreement.
6. Obs. a. company or association.
b. harmony of sounds.
—v.i. 1. to associate; keep company: to consort with known criminals. 2. to agree or harmonize.
—v.t. 1. to associate, join, or unite.
2. Obs. a. to accompany; espouse.
b. to sound in harmony.