Definitions of gist

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A resting place. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The substance of a matter; main point; object. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. The main point or pith of a matter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. The main point; substance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The main point of a question or argument; the essence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. The main point of a question; that on which it rests or turns; point to arrive at. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for gist

  1. But the gist of the whole was, that they did not want children, and Dr. Saxham had such a great and justly- earned reputation in skilful and delicate operations ... – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  2. The gist of this letter was communicated to Elizabeth by Sir Henry in the manner he himself describes:- Yesterday I went to hear Mass in her Grace's chamber; that being ended, in the time of doing my duty, thinking to have departed from her Grace, she called me, and asked whether I had heard of any answer that was or should be made by the Queen's Majesty to her late letters. – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone