verb (used without object)
- the rolling stock, exclusive of the locomotive, making up a train.
- a record made of this rolling stock.
- consignment store,
- consistency principle,
- consistent equations
Origin of consist
Examples from the Web for consist
Though the rings look solid, they consist of a huge number of icy particles that reflect sunlight back.Chariklo, a Minor Planet Nicknamed a “Centaur,” Discovered to Have Rings|Matthew R. Francis|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Yes, there are dissidents and maybe they consist of one percent or two percent of the population,” he told PBS in 1999.
Arnold said her ten plaintiffs are just the ones they named, and she “expects the class to consist of over 100,000 people.”Better Call Rosemarie! Meet the Lawyer Suing Christie Over Bridgegate|Olivia Nuzzi|January 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But households are not only made up of children; they consist of—in fact they are run by—adults.
The challenge will consist of three seven-man teams from the UK, Commonwealth and USA – each with four wounded team members.Prince Harry Proves He Is The Coolest Royal As he Prepares To Walk To the South Pole|Tom Sykes|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These consist of chasms of considerable extent in the mica-state, where ice and snow remain during the greater part of the year.Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland|George Forrest Browne
The remedy does not consist in the lessening or weakening of sovereignty by individual states.Under Four Administrations|Oscar S. Straus
It seems to consist of a very fine plaster and a transparent glue.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)|Georges Perrot
The Church has had to learn that religion does not consist in being unnatural.The Lost Art of Reading|Gerald Stanley Lee
The boulders of Erreré are entirely distinct from the rock of the Serra, and consist of masses of compact hornblende.
Word Origin for consist
1520s, from Middle French consister (14c.) or directly from Latin consistere "to stand firm, take a standing position, stop, halt," from com- "together" (see com-) + sistere "to place," causative of stare "to be standing" (see assist). Related: Consisted; consisting.