Definitions for consistkənˈsɪst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to be made up or composed (usu. fol. by of):
This cake consists mainly of sugar, flour, and butter.
to be comprised or contained (usu. fol. by in):
The charm of Paris does not consist only in its beauty.
to be compatible, consistent, or harmonious (usu. fol. by with).
Archaic. to exist together.
Origin of consist:
1520–30; < L consistere to stand together, stand firm =con-con - +sistere to cause to stand, reduplicative v. akin to stāre to stand
dwell, consist, lie, lie in(verb)
"The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in
"The payment consists in food"; "What does love consist in?"
be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous
"Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"
be composed of
"The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to be made of
a device consisting of two wheels on parallel tracks; The work consisted of listening to customer complaints.
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
to be composed or made up; -- followed by of
to have as its substance or character, or as its foundation; to be; -- followed by in
to be consistent or harmonious; to be in accordance; -- formerly used absolutely, now followed by with
to insist; -- followed by on
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'consist' in Verbs Frequency: #319
Translations for consist
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(with of ) to be composed or made up
The house consists of six rooms.
- bestaan uitAfrikaans
- يَتَكَوَّن مِنArabic
- състоя сеBulgarian
- consistirPortuguese (BR)
- skládat se (z)Czech
- bestå afDanish
- αποτελούμαι απόGreek
- componerse (de), constar (de)Spanish
- متشکل بودن ازFarsi
- consister (en)French
- निर्मित, सम्मलितHindi
- sastojati seCroatian
- áll vmibőlHungarian
- terdiri dariIndonesian
- samanstanda afIcelandic
- consistere diItalian
- (~으로) 이루어지다Korean
- bestaan uitDutch
- bestå avNorwegian
- składać sięPolish
- متشکل بودن ازPersian
- تشكيلېدل، شاملېدل، موافق كېدل: استقامت لرلPashto
- a se compune (din)Romanian
- состоять (из)Russian
- skladať sa (z)Slovak
- sestajati (iz)Slovenian
- sastojati seSerbian
- bestå avSwedish
- ...-den oluşmakTurkish
- 由...組成Chinese (Trad.)
- складатися (з)Ukrainian
- پر مشتمل هوناUrdu
- 由...组成Chinese (Simp.)
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