What does consist mean?

Definitions for consist
kənˈsɪstcon·sist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dwell, consist, lie, lie inverb

    originate (in)

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

  2. consistverb

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

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

  3. consistverb

    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, compriseverb

    be composed of

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consistverb

    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. Consistverb

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

  3. Consistverb

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

  4. Consistverb

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

  5. Consistverb

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. consist

    To have as a form of energy or matter.

    The chocolate does consist of milk.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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

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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

Examples of consist in a Sentence

  1. Christina Koch:

    Oh, how I miss the wind on my face, the feeling of raindrops, sand on my feet and the sound of the surf crashing on the Galveston beach, we take daily sensory inputs for granted until they are absent. The environmental inputs on the space station consist mostly of the constant hum of the ventilation system. It stirs the air, allowing the purification system to scrub and clean our atmosphere so it's breathable. While some places on the space station are as loud as a lawn mower, others are as quiet as the vacuum of space. I can not wait to feel and hear Earth again.

  2. Hazlitt:

    True modesty and true pride are much the same thing. Both consist in setting a just value on ourselves?neither more nor less.

  3. Ed Sealover:

    We stand behind the Bud Light transparency campaign and have no plans to change the advertising. Brendan Whitworth, chief of U.S. sales for parent company Anheuser-Busch, said roughly 40 percent of consumers want some kind of additional transparency on products they consume, which is a key data point for the company. The epic joust is far from over. MillerCoors just unleashed a fresh assault of its own. We launched new ads from Miller Lite that are light hearted way to poke fun at the fact that Bud Light is living in fantasy world and in real world, more taste is what matters, says Adam Collins, vice president of communications for MillerCoors. The ads consist of medieval scenes with actors portraying thefamous Bud Light knightandprisoners, walking off the commercial set to crack open a Miller Lite. Beer book author and Denver Business Journal Reporter Ed Sealover, said beer sales have been suffering. At this point, when you continue to lose sales, you need to peck at your competition because youre not taking those sales away from craft breweries right now, he said. Youre going to have to take it away from people who compete in the same market as you.

  4. Adri Zgirdea:

    New Yorkis the place to be if you want to be in and around fashion, my days currently consist of weight and agility training for football, as well as studying film and my old notes to keep my mind fresh for when I get a call from a team. My daily routine also consists of frequently eating large quantities of food in order to reach my goal weight of 315 pounds.

  5. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:

    Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

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