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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The main idea and meaning of what someone has said or written. The point or general sense.

Usage examples (37)
  • He did not get the gist of the story.
  • The gist of the prosecutor's argument
  • With the iPad app, the gist is the same -- free music based on your tastes.
  • I very strongly doubt I quoted him 100 per cent correctly, but the gist is there. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The adventurers dared not "jest" (joke) about the outcome of their "gest" (a great adventure). Note: The "gist" of something is the central idea or essence of something.
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