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 consisting
Currently, an election “committee” consisting of 1,200 Hongkongers votes for the chief executive.
The series began as a personal project, consisting of portraits of fashion models and actors with their mothers.
The group, consisting of students from grade six to grade 12, just arrived in New York from India last night for a 10-day trip.
This could be short-term and (relatively) inexpensive, consisting of cruise missiles fired at military targets.Should We Strike Syria? The Six Best Opinion Columns|Josh Dzieza|August 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His paper trail is thin, consisting primarily of more than 90 lawsuits.The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for Feb. 11, 2012|David Sessions|February 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was a perfect lagoon island, consisting of a circle of land of a light clay colour, the lagoon of a beautiful blue tint.The Cruise of the Dainty|William H. G. Kingston
The congregation is very small, consisting almost exclusively of women, who seem to do penance for both sexes in Cuba.Foot-prints of Travel|Maturin M. Ballou
Another expedition was accordingly prepared to accomplish this grand object, consisting of 300 men, led by M. de Villiers.The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)|George Warburton
Fitch's Creek Estate is one of the largest on the Island, consisting of 500 acres, of which 300 are under cultivation.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
The first order (Gruinales) includes six families, consisting for the most part of plants with conspicuous flowers.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany|Douglas Houghton Campbell
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.