New York City consists of five boroughs.
An example of consist is when you have a library of legal books.
Wisdom does not consist only in knowing facts.
The greeting package consists of some brochures, a pen, and a notepad.
The beauty of the artist's style consists in its simplicity.
The information consists with her account.
Water consists of hydrogen and oxygen.
Her “culture” consists merely in watching television.
Origin of consist
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French consister, from Latin consistō (“stand together, stop, become hard or solid, agree with, continue, exist”), from com- (“together”) + sistō (“I cause to stand, stand”).
- From consist (verb).