CONSORT, noun [Latin , sort, state, kind.]
1. A companion; a partner; an intimate associate; particularly, a partner of the bed; a wife or husband.
He single chose to live, and shunnd to wed, well pleased to want a consort of his bed.
2. An assembly or association of persons, convened for consultation.
3. Union; conjunction; concurrence.
4. A number of instruments played together; a symphony; a concert. In this sense, concert is now used.
5. In navigation, any vessel keeping company with another.
Queen consort the wife of a king, as distinguished from a queen regent, who rules alone, and a queen dowager, the widow of a king.
CONSORT, verb intransitive To associate; to unite in company; to keep company; followed by with.
Which of the Grecian chiefs consorts with thee.
CONSORT, verb transitive
1. To join; to marry.
With his consorted Eve.
2. To unite in company.
He begins to consort himself with men.
3. To accompany. [Not used.]