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Definition: prince consort
n : a prince who is the husband of a reigning female sovereign
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Definition: Prince consort
, n. [F., from L. princeps, -cipis, the first,
chief; primus first + capere to take. See Prime
, a., and
1. The one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and
authority; a sovereign; a monarch; -- originally applied
to either sex, but now rarely applied to a female.
--Wyclif (Rev. i. 5).
Go, Michael, of celestial armies prince. --Milton.
Queen Elizabeth, a prince admirable above her sex.
2. The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal
family; as, princes of the blood. --Shak.
3. A title belonging to persons of high rank, differing in
different countries. In England it belongs to dukes,
marquises, and earls, but is given to members of the royal
family only. In Italy a prince is inferior to a duke as a
member of a particular order of nobility; in Spain he is
always one of the royal family.
4. The chief of any body of men; one at the head of a class
or profession; one who is pre["e]minent; as, a merchant
prince; a prince of players. “The prince of learning.”
, a long double-breasted frock coat for
Prince of the blood
, Prince consort
, Prince of darkness
. See under Blood
, and Darkness
Prince of Wales
, the oldest son of the English sovereign.
(Bot.), a name given to two annual herbs
and Polygonum orientale
apetalous reddish flowers arranged in long recurved
, Prince Rupert's metal
. See under Metal
. (Bot.) See Pipsissewa
(k[o^]n"s[^o]rt), n. [L. consore, -sortis;
con- + sors lot, fate, share. See Sort
1. One who shares the lot of another; a companion; a partner;
especially, a wife or husband. --Milton.
He single chose to live, and shunned to wed,
Well pleased to want a consort of his bed. --Dryden.
The consort of the queen has passed from this
troubled sphere. --Thakeray.
The snow-white gander, invariably accompanied by his
darker consort. --Darwin.
2. (Naut.) A ship keeping company with another.
3. Concurrence; conjunction; combination; association; union.
“By Heaven's consort.”
--Fuller. “Working in consort.”
Take it singly, and it carries an air of levity;
but, in consort with the rest, has a meaning quite
4. [LL. consortium.] An assembly or association of persons; a
company; a group; a combination. [Obs.]
In one consort' there sat
Cruel revenge and rancorous despite,
Disloyal treason, and heart-burning hate. --Spenser.
Lord, place me in thy consort. --Herbert.
5. [Perh. confused with concert.] Harmony of sounds; concert,
as of musical instruments. [Obs.] --Milton.
To make a sad consort';
Come, let us join our mournful song with theirs.
, the husband of a queen regnant.
, the wife of a king, as distinguished from a
, who rules alone, and a queen dowager
the window of a king.