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Verb: consist  kun'sist
  1. Originate (in)
    - dwell, lie, 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
    "What does this dish consist of?";
    - comprise
Noun: consist  kun'sist
  1. (rail transport) a lineup or sequence of railway carriages or cars, with or without a locomotive, that form a unit
    "The train's consist included a baggage car, four passenger cars, and a diner"

Derived forms: consists, consisting, consisted

Type of: agree, be, check, correspond, exist, fit, gibe, jibe, marry, marry up, match, tally

Encyclopedia: Consist