CONTAIN, HOLD, COMPRISE, CONSIST OF Contain означает 'иметь внутри, содержать в себе': box containing apples, bookcase containing books, report containing valuable proposals. Hold имеет значение 'вмещать' и может употребляться вместо contain, однако, в отличие от contain, hold имеет в виду потенциальную емкость, вместимость какого-нибудь сосуда, помещения и т. д., а не фактическое наличие в нем содержимого. Ср. bookcase holding 200 books 'книжный шкаф, в "который можно поместить 200 книг' и bookcase containing 200 books 'книжный шкаф, в котором находится 200 книг'. Comprise означает 'включать, охватывать': course of study comprising literature, history and languages; dictionary comprising 60,000 words. Consist of имеет значение 'состоять из, быть сделанным из': most cakes consist of flour, sugar, eggs and milk. 2. CONSIST OF, IN Consist of означает 'состоять из, быть сделанным, изготовленным из чего-л.': water consists of hydrogen and oxygen; the book consists of ten chapters (в данном случае дополнение выражено конкретным существительным). Consist in имеет значение 'заключаться в чем-л.' (сочетается с отвлеченным существительным или герундием): the moral code of a builder of communism consists in devotion to the cause of communism, love for the socialist motherland and the countries of socialism; the work of a camera-man consists in shooting films.

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  • Consist — Con*sist (k[o^]n*s[i^]st ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Consisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consisting}.] [L. consistere to stand still or firm; con + sistere to stand, cause to stand, stare to stand: cf. F. consister. See {Stand}.] 1. To stand firm; to be in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consist of — To be made up of • • • Main Entry: ↑consist * * * con ˈsist of [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they consist of he/she/it consists of …   Useful english dictionary

  • consist in — 1. To inhere in (obsolete) 2. To have as essence 3. To be composed of • • • Main Entry: ↑consist * * * con ˈsist in [transitive] [present tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • consist — is followed by of or in. Consist of means ‘to have as its parts or elements’ (in physical and abstract contexts): • Testing consists of checking that the students can carry out the task by the criteria detailed in the objectives Teaching Clinical …   Modern English usage

  • consist — ► VERB 1) (consist of) be composed of. 2) (consist in) have as an essential feature. ORIGIN Latin consistere stand firm or still, exist …   English terms dictionary

  • consist — [kən sist′] vi. [L consistere, to stand together < com , together + sistere, to place, caus. of stare, to STAND] 1. to be formed or composed (of) [water consists of hydrogen and oxygen] 2. to be contained or inherent (in something) as a cause …   English World dictionary

  • consist — verb add up to, amount to, be composed of, be comprised of, be contained in, be formed of, be made of, be made up of, comprise, consistere, constitute, contain, cover, embody, encompass, enfold, entail, envelop, form, has as a component, have as… …   Law dictionary

  • consist of — index comprehend (include), comprise, constitute (compose), contain (comprise), encompass ( …   Law dictionary

  • consist — 1520s, from M.Fr. consister (14c.) or directly from L. consistere to stand firm, take a standing position, stop, halt, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + sistere to place, causative of stare to be standing (see ASSIST (Cf. assist)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • consist — [v] exist, reside abide, be, be contained in, be expressed by, be found in, dwell, inhere, lie, repose, rest, subsist; concept 539 …   New thesaurus

  • consist of — [v] made up of amount to, be composed of, comprise, contain, embody, include, incorporate, involve; concept 643 …   New thesaurus

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