Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “consist of something”

consist of something

 /kənˈsɪst əv, ˌʌv, ˌɑv/
verb phrasal verb with consist
to be something that is made or formed of various specific things: The crowd consisted mostly of college kids and office workers. Her responsibilities consist of answering the phone and greeting visitors.
(Definition of consist of something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “consist of something”

Word of the Day

microbrewery

a small company that makes beer, usually using traditional methods, and often has a restaurant where its beer is served

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More