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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gist /ˈʤɪst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gist n.
 1. A resting place. [Obs.]
    These quails have their set gists; to wit, ordinary resting and baiting places.   --Holland.
 2. The main point, as of a question; the point on which an action rests; the pith of a matter; as, the gist of a question.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
           [syn: effect, essence, burden, core]
      2: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some
         idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's
         argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party";
         "the nub of the story" [syn: kernel, substance, core,
          center, essence, heart, heart and soul, inwardness,
          marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty]