Complete Definition of "gist"

English
Etymology
From OF. #Old French|gist (French gît), from gésir âto lieâ.

Pronunciation
IPA|/d惻st/
audio|en-us-gist.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪst|-ɪst

Noun
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  1. The most essential part; the main idea or substance; the pith.
  2. In law, the grounds for action in a suit.

Quotations
most essential part; main idea
1948, Carl Sandburg. Remembrance Rock, 103
:"Should they live and build their church in the American wilderness, their worst dangers would rise in and among themselves rather than outside. That was the gist of the lesson from their pastor and "wellwiller" John Robinson."

Translations
French: essentiel m
Italian: essenza f (1)


Dutch

Noun
gist m

  1. yeast

Romansch

Etymology
Latin iustus

Adjective
gist

  1. right

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