Definitions of consist

  1. To be and keep in a fixed state; to continue to exist; to subsist; to be compatible with; to agree; to be comprised; to be composed. To consist together, to co- exist; to exist concurrently.
  2. To be made; to be composed: followed by of; to have as its foundation or nature: followed by in.
  3. To be composed; to agree.
  4. To be made up; followed by of.
  5. To have as its substance or nature; be; followed by in.
  6. To harmonize; followed by with.
  7. form or compose; " This money is my only income"; " The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; " These constitute my entire belonging"; " The children made up the chorus"; " This sum represents my entire income for a year"; " These few men comprise his entire army"
  8. originate ( in); " The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
  9. be composed of; " What does this dish consist of?"
  10. be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; " Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"
  11. 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.
  12. To be composed or made up; -- followed by of.
  13. To have as its substance or character, or as its foundation; to be; -- followed by in.
  14. To be consistent or harmonious; to be in accordance; -- formerly used absolutely, now followed by with.
  15. To insist; -- followed by on.
  16. To be composed of; to be made up of; to stand or be in.