American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To be made up or composed: New York City consists of five boroughs. See Usage Note at include.
- v. To have a basis; reside or lie: The beauty of the artist's style consists in its simplicity.
- v. To be compatible; accord: The information consists with her account.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To stand together; be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection; hence, to be; exist; subsist; be supported and maintained.
- To remain coherent, stable, or fixed.
- To abide; rest; be comprised, contained, performed, or expressed: followed by in.
- To be composed; be made up: followed by of.
- To be compatible, consistent, or harmonious; be in accordance; harmonize; accord: now followed by with, formerly also used absolutely.
- v. obsolete, intransitive To exist, to be.
- v. intransitive To be comprised or contained in.
- v. intransitive To be composed, formed, or made up of.
- n. rail transport A lineup or sequence of railroad carriages or cars, with or without a locomotive, that form a unit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. 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.
- v. To be composed or made up; -- followed by of.
- v. To have as its substance or character, or as its foundation; to be; -- followed by
- v. To be consistent or harmonious; to be in accordance; -- formerly used absolutely, now followed by
- v. obsolete To insist; -- followed by
- v. be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous
- v. originate (in)
- v. have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in
- v. be composed of
- From consist (verb). (Wiktionary)
- Latin cōnsistere, to stand still, to be composed of : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + sistere, to cause to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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