the gist

Definition of the gist

:the general or basic meaning of something said or written :the main points usually + of
  • The gist of her argument was that the law was unfair.
  • I didn't read the whole article, but I got the gist of it.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : the ground (see 1ground 2a) of a legal action

  2. : the main point or part : essence


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