consist of

Definition of consist of

:to be formed or made up of (specified things or people)
  • Breakfast consisted of cereal, fruit, and orange juice.
  • Coal consists mostly of carbon.
  • His wardrobe consists almost entirely of jeans and T-shirts.
  • The crowd consisted mainly/largely of teenage girls.

Word by Word Definitions

consist play
  1. : lie, reside

  2. : exist, be

  3. : to be capable of existing

  1. : makeup or composition (as of coal sizes or a railroad train) by classes, types, or grades and arrangement


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