1. [ noun ] the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
Synonyms: effect core burden essence
Related terms: meaning
2. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3576
3. [ noun ] the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Synonyms: center substance essence heart core sum heart_and_soul meat pith nub marrow nitty-gritty inwardness kernel

: "the gist of the prosecutor's argument" "the heart and soul of the Republican Party" "the nub of the story"

Related terms: content stuff hypostasis haecceity bare_bones quintessence summate
Similar spelling:   Giusti