consortable

consort

[n. kon-sawrt, v. kuhn-sawrt]
noun
1.
a husband or wife; spouse, especially of a reigning monarch. Compare prince consort, queen consort.
2.
one vessel or ship accompanying another.
3.
Music.
a.
a group of instrumentalists and singers who perform music, especially 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.
Obsolete.
a.
company or association.
b.
harmony of sounds.
verb (used without object)
7.
to associate; keep company: to consort with known criminals.
8.
to agree or harmonize.
verb (used with object)
9.
to associate, join, or unite.
10.
Obsolete.
a.
to accompany; espouse.
b.
to sound in harmony.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin consort- (stem of consors) sharer, orig. sharing (adj.). See con-, sort

consortable, adjective
consorter, noun
consortion, noun
nonconsorting, adjective
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consort
 
vb (usually foll by with)
1.  to keep company (with undesirable people); associate
2.  (intr) to agree or harmonize
3.  rare (tr) to combine or unite
 
n
4.  esp formerly
 a.  a small group of instruments, either of the same type, such as viols, (a whole consort) or of different types (a broken consort)
 b.  (as modifier): consort music
5.  the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
6.  a partner or companion, esp a husband or wife
7.  a ship that escorts another
8.  obsolete
 a.  companionship or association
 b.  agreement or accord
 
[C15: from Old French, from Latin consors sharer, partner, from sors lot, fate, portion]
 
con'sortable
 
adj
 
con'sorter
 
n

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consort
1419, "partner," from M.Fr. consort "colleague, partner, wife," from L. consortem (nom. consors, gen. consortis) "partner, neighbor," from com- "with" + sors "a share, lot" (see sort). Sense of "husband or wife" ("partner in marriage") is 1634. The verb is from 1588. Confused
in form and sense with concert since 1584.
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