English noun: gist
|1.||gist (communication) the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work|
|Synonyms||burden, core, effect, essence|
|Broader (hypernym)||import, meaning, significance, signification|
|2.||gist (cognition) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience|
|Samples||The gist of the prosecutor's argument.|
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.
|Synonyms||center, centre, core, essence, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum|
|Broader (hypernym)||cognitive content, content, mental object|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bare bones, haecceity, hypostasis, quiddity, quintessence, stuff|