HyperDic: gist

English > 2 senses of the word gist:
NOUNcommunicationgist, effect, essence, burden, corethe central meaning / meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
cognitiongist, kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-grittythe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
gist > pronunciation
Soundsjhih'st
Rhymesabortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > gist: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe central meaning / meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.
Synonymseffect, essence, burden, core
Broadermeaning, significance, signification, importThe message that is intended or expressed or signified
Spanishesencia, meollo, núcleo
Catalancor, essència, nucli
English > gist: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.
Example"the gist of the prosecutor's argument"
Synonymskernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
Narrowerbare bones(plural) the most basic facts or elements
hypostasis(metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
quiddity, haecceityThe essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
quintessenceThe purest and most concentrated essence of something
stuffA critically important or characteristic component
Broadercontent, cognitive content, mental objectThe sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
Spanishcentro, corazón, enjundia, esencia, médula, meollo, núcleo, quid, sustancia
Catalanbessó, centre, cor, essència, nucli, quid, substància

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