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Consist meaning

consist - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. be composed of; " The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; " What does this dish consist of?"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. To be composed or made up; -- followed by of.
  4. 4. To have as its substance or character, or as its foundation; to be; -- followed by in.
  5. 5. To be consistent or harmonious; to be in accordance; -- formerly used absolutely, now followed by with.
  6. 6. To insist; -- followed by on.
  7. 7. To be composed; to agree.

consist - examples of usage

  1. " It might not consist altogether of our friends," said Zuroaga. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  2. As a matter of fact, the wages received by labourers, in the present day, consist almost always of money. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. The capital invested in any work may always be said to consist of wages or what is bought with wages. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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