From the Italian, concerto] A name used before 1700 for small instrumental ensembles. Sometimes the word is used to describe ensembles of solo voices with or without instruments. The word also is applied to the music composed for such groups. In England until about 1610, the term initially was used to describe ensembles made up of unlike instruments, often flute or recorder, violin or treble viol, bass viol, lute, bandora, and cittern (an ensemble now sometimes called "English Consort"). [TKR; GJC
(kahn´-sort). A term used in the Renaissance period for a small instrumental ensemble. A consort is said to be "whole" (for example, a chest of viols or a nest of recorders) or "broken" (an ensemble with contrasting instruments).
A female diety (Tib. yum), represented in union with a male diety (Tib. yab). The female symbolizes wisdom, inseparable from the male aspect of skillful means. Also, consort refers to the wife of a great teacher.
The person for whom a fighter enters a tournament; not always a spouse or otherwise romantic relationship with the fighter. Generally, the term is used to describe the consort of the winner of a Crown Tournament.
CONSORT is the name of the combined integrated library system shared by the CONSORT Colleges. The system runs on the Millennium software product developed by Innovative Interfaces, Inc. CONSORT has been a member of Ohio LINK since 1996.