1 originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country" [syn: dwell, lie, belong, lie in]
2 have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in; "The payment consists in food"; "What does love consist in?"
3 be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"
4 be composed of; "The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?" [syn: comprise]
Etymology 1From consisto.
- , /kənˈsɪst/, /k@n"sIst/
- In the context of "intransitive|construed with of": To be
composed, formed, or made up (of).
- The greeting package consists of some brochures, a pen, and a notepad.
to be composed (of)
Etymology 2From consist#Etymology 1 (verb).
- a UK /ˈkɒn.sɪst/ /"kQn.sIst/
sequence of railroad carriages or cars that form a unit
- Dutch: samenstelling
- Spanish: formación
a consist in railway terminology is used as a noun to describe the group of rail vehicles which make up a train.