consisting

[ verb kuh n-sist; noun kon-sist ]SEE DEFINITION OF consisting

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Pee-wee took his customary eye-opener, consisting of a gumdrop.

The pileus is without a cuticle, consisting of interwoven fibres.

The hind teeth, consisting of premolars and molars, are used for grinding.

The party was a large one, consisting of five ladies and four gentlemen.

A division of cavalry was organized, consisting of two brigades.

What is this but some fatal malady, consisting in misrepresenting everything?

The Romans described their legal system as consisting of two ingredients.

Conjugate: to bring together in pairs: consisting of a single pair.

A musical group is represented, consisting of eight figures.

In its midst was a diminutive log cabin, consisting of only one room.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Middle French consister (14c.) or directly from Latin consistere "to stand firm, take a standing position, stop, halt," from com- "together" (see com-) + sistere "to place," causative of stare "to be standing" (see assist). Related: Consisted; consisting.

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