Definitions for consistkənˈsɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dwell, consist, lie, lie in(verb)

    originate (in)

    "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"

  2. consist(verb)

    have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in

    "The payment consists in food"; "What does love consist in?"

  3. consist(verb)

    be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous

    "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"

  4. consist, comprise(verb)

    be composed of

    "The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consist(verb)

    to stand firm; to be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection; to hold together; to be; to exist; to subsist; to be supported and maintained

  2. Consist(verb)

    to be composed or made up; -- followed by of

  3. Consist(verb)

    to have as its substance or character, or as its foundation; to be; -- followed by in

  4. Consist(verb)

    to be consistent or harmonious; to be in accordance; -- formerly used absolutely, now followed by with

  5. Consist(verb)

    to insist; -- followed by on

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consist' in Verbs Frequency: #319

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Coco Chanel:

    Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.

  2. John Rogers:

    The devices consist of a multilayer stack of materials.

  3. Athenus:

    Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness.

  4. Aristotle:

    Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.

  5. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.

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