US: /ˈdʒɪst/
UK: /d‍ʒˈɪst/

English Vietnamese dictionary

gist /dʤist/
  • danh từ
    • lý do chính, nguyên nhân chính
    • thực chất, ý chính (của một vấn đề, câu chuyện...)

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
(usually the gist) [sing.] ~ (of sth) the main or general meaning of a piece of writing, a speech or a conversation: to get (= understand) the gist of an argument + I missed the beginning of the lecture-can you give me the gist of what he said? + I'm afraid I don't quite follow your gist (= what you really mean). + Students are taught the skills of reading and listening for gist.

Thesaurus dictionary

essence, core, heart, substance, point, theme, quintessence, pith, meat, marrow, focus, nub, significance, (main or basic) idea; direction, drift:
It will save time if I tell you the gist of the argument.

Collocation dictionary




convey, give (sb)
It is difficult to convey the gist of Reich's ideas simply.
| follow, get, understand


~ of
I could follow the general gist of their conversation.

Concise English dictionary

+the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
+the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience