: makeup or composition (as of coal sizes or a railroad train) by classes, types, or grades and arrangement
First Known Use of CONSIST
CONSISTS Defined for Kids
Definition of CONSIST for Kids
: to be made up or composed <Coal consists mostly of carbon.>
Word Root of CONSIST
The Latin word sistere, meaning “to stand,”“to appear,”“to stop,” or “to put,” gives us the root sist. Words from the Latin sistere have something to do with standing, appearing, stopping, or putting. To assist, or help, is to stand by someone in order to give aid. To consist is to be made up of a number of thing put together. To exist, or have actual being, is to appear real. To persist is to refuse to stop doing or saying something.