What does consist mean?

Definitions for consist
kənˈsɪstcon·sist

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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.]

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  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce consist?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. J. Brotherton:

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

  2. Thomas Paine:

    It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.

  3. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    The most successful relationships consist of compromises regarding expectations; all expectations are not equal, and therefore in each case one must judge the level of their individual desires.

  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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