What does consist mean?

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Consist

    kon-sist′, v.i. to exist, subsist: to co-exist: to agree.—ns. Consist′ence, Consist′ency, a degree of density: substance: agreement: the quality of being self-consistent.—adj. Consistent, fixed: not fluid: agreeing together: uniform in thought or action.—adv. Consist′ently.—adjs. Consistō′rial, Consistō′rian.—n. Consist′ory, properly a place of assembly: the particular place where the privy-council of the Roman emperor met, the council itself: an assembly or council: a spiritual or ecclesiastical court in the R.C. Church, consisting of the pope and cardinals, and determining all such matters as the appointment of cardinals, bishops, &c.; in the Lutheran Church, exercising a supervision over religion and education, over the clergy, schoolmasters, and theological candidates; in the Reformed Church, the kirk-session, or the presbytery.—Consist in, to lie in: to depend upon: to be composed of; Consist of, to be made up of. [L. consistĕrecon, together, sistĕre, to stand.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consist in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Rogers:

    The devices consist of a multilayer stack of materials.

  2. J. Brotherton:

    My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.

  3. Alfred Lord Tennyson:

    The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

  4. Antoine De Saint-Exupery:

    Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

  5. Aldous Huxley:

    The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.

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