Definitions for GISTdʒɪst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the main or essential point of a matter:
the gist of a story.
the ground of a legal action.
Origin of gist:
1720–30; < AF (cest action) gist (this matter) lies, der. of OF gesir to lie 蠐 L jacēre
effect, essence, burden, core, gist(noun)
the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
"the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
The most essential part; the main idea or substance (of a longer or more complicated matter).
The essential ground for action in a suit, without which there is no cause of action.
Resting place (especially of animals), lodging.
To summarize, to extract and present the most important parts of.
Origin: From gist, from the verb gesir, from iaceo. Compare Modern French gésir or gîte.
a resting place
the main point, as of a question; the point on which an action rests; the pith of a matter; as, the gist of a question
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Translations for GIST
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the main points (of an argument etc)
Just give me the gist of what he said.
- kern, hoofsaakAfrikaans
- خُلاصَه، النُّقاط الرَّئيسيَّهArabic
- resumoPortuguese (BR)
- podstata, jádroCzech
- das WesentlicheGerman
- hovedpunkt; kerneDanish
- κύρια σημεία, ουσίαGreek
- punto esencialSpanish
- asja olemusEstonian
- لب مطلبFarsi
- तात्पर्य, भावार्थ, सारHindi
- jezgra, sržCroatian
- vminek a velejeHungarian
- aðalatriði, kjarniIcelandic
- inti patiMalay
- kjerne, hovedpoengNorwegian
- لب مطلبPersian
- اصلى د مطلب بڼهPashto
- huvudpunkt, kärna: kontentan, det väsentligaSwedish
- ana fikir,öz, özetTurkish
- 要點，主旨Chinese (Trad.)
- суть; головнеUkrainian
- lý do chínhVietnamese
- 要点Chinese (Simp.)
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