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NOUN (1)

1. the wife of a reigning king;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Queen \Queen\, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See Quean.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a female monarch; as, Elizabeth, queen of England; Mary, queen of Scots. [1913 Webster] In faith, and by the heaven's quene. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. A woman eminent in power or attractions; the highest of her kind; as, a queen in society; -- also used figuratively of cities, countries, etc. " This queen of cities." " Albion, queen of isles." --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 4. The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees, ants, and termites. [1913 Webster] 5. (Chess) The most powerful, and except the king the most important, piece in a set of chessmen. [1913 Webster] 6. A playing card bearing the picture of a queen; as, the queen of spades. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] Queen apple. [Cf. OE. quyne aple quince apple.] A kind of apple; a queening. "Queen apples and red cherries." --Spenser. Queen bee (Zool.), a female bee, especially the female of the honeybee. See Honeybee. Queen conch (Zool.), a very large West Indian cameo conch (Cassis cameo). It is much used for making cameos. Queen consort, the wife of a reigning king. --Blackstone. Queen dowager, the widow of a king. Queen gold, formerly a revenue of the queen consort of England, arising from gifts, fines, etc. Queen mother, a queen dowager who is also mother of the reigning king or queen. Queen of May. See May queen, under May. Queen of the meadow (Bot.), a European herbaceous plant (Spir[ae]a Ulmaria). See Meadowsweet. Queen of the prairie (Bot.), an American herb (Spir[ae]a lobata) with ample clusters of pale pink flowers. Queen pigeon (Zool.), any one of several species of very large and handsome crested ground pigeons of the genus Goura, native of New Guinea and the adjacent islands. They are mostly pale blue, or ash-blue, marked with white, and have a large occipital crest of spatulate feathers. Called also crowned pigeon, goura, and Victoria pigeon. Queen regent, or Queen regnant, a queen reigning in her own right. Queen's Bench. See King's Bench. Queen's counsel, Queen's evidence. See King's counsel, King's evidence, under King. Queen's delight (Bot.), an American plant (Stillinqia sylvatica) of the Spurge family, having an herbaceous stem and a perennial woody root. Queen's metal (Metal.), an alloy somewhat resembling pewter or britannia, and consisting essentially of tin with a slight admixture of antimony, bismuth, and lead or copper. Queen's pigeon. (Zool.) Same as Queen pigeon, above. Queen's ware, glazed English earthenware of a cream color. Queen's yellow (Old Chem.), a heavy yellow powder consisting of a basic mercuric sulphate; -- formerly called turpetum minerale, or Turbith's mineral. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Consort \Con"sort\ (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. [1913 Webster] He single chose to live, and shunned to wed, Well pleased to want a consort of his bed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] The consort of the queen has passed from this troubled sphere. --Thakeray. [1913 Webster] The snow-white gander, invariably accompanied by his darker consort. --Darwin. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A ship keeping company with another. [1913 Webster] 3. Concurrence; conjunction; combination; association; union. "By Heaven's consort." --Fuller. "Working in consort." --Hare. [1913 Webster] Take it singly, and it carries an air of levity; but, in consort with the rest, has a meaning quite different. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] 4. [LL. consortium.] An assembly or association of persons; a company; a group; a combination. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] In one consort' there sat Cruel revenge and rancorous despite, Disloyal treason, and heart-burning hate. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Lord, place me in thy consort. --Herbert. [1913 Webster] 5. [Perh. confused with concert.] Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster] To make a sad consort'; Come, let us join our mournful song with theirs. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Prince consort, the husband of a queen regnant. Queen consort, the wife of a king, as distinguished from a queen regnant, who rules alone, and a queen dowager, the window of a king. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

queen consort n 1: the wife of a reigning king