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I know it sounds silly, but in auditions for film or TV, the words aren't as important - you need to get into the character and have the gist of the scene. But in theater, if you don't do it word for word, then you throw off your scene partner.
Morgan Saylor

Meaning of "gist" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIST

From Anglo-French, as in cest action gist en this action consists in, literally: lies in, from Old French gésir to lie, from Latin jacēre, from jacere to throw.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIST

gist  [dʒɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gist is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gist

Gist or GIST may refer to: ▪ Essence, the central idea or main substance ▪ GiST, or Generalized Search Tree, a flexible data structure for building search trees ▪ Gist, a scientific graphics library written in the C programming language ▪ GIST, Ginān Index & Search Tool, a tool to make Ginans available to researchers and scholars ▪ Gist, a pastebin service operated by GitHub ▪ Gist processing, a cognitive process in fuzzy-trace theory ▪ Gastrointestinal stromal tumor, an uncommon neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract ▪ German Institute of Science and Technology, a one-stop higher learning institute in Singapore ▪ Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, an R&D university in Gwangju City, South Korea ▪ Mount Gist, a mountain 8 nautical miles northwest of Mount Strathcona near the head of Denman Glacier...

Definition of gist in the English dictionary

The definition of gist in the dictionary is the point or substance of an argument, speech, etc. Other definition of gist is the essential point of an action.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIST


agist
əˈdʒɪst
anthropologist
ˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒɪst
archaeologist
ˌɑːkɪˈɒlədʒɪst
biologist
baɪˈɒlədʒɪst
cardiologist
ˌkɑːdɪˈɒlədʒɪst
dermatologist
ˌdɜːməˈtɒlədʒɪst
geologist
dʒɪˈɒlədʒɪst
massager
ˈmæsɑːʒɪst
meteorologist
ˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪst
neurologist
njʊəˈrɒlədʒɪst
oncologist
ɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪst
ophthalmologist
ˌɒfθælˈmɒlədʒɪst
pathologist
pəˈθɒlədʒɪst
philologist
fɪˈlɒlədʒɪst
psychologist
saɪˈkɒlədʒɪst
radiologist
ˌreɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪst
strategist
ˈstrætɪdʒɪst
technologist
tɛkˈnɒlədʒɪst
toxicologist
ˌtɒksɪˈkɒlədʒɪst
urologist
jʊəˈrɒlədʒɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIST

girth
girtline
GIS
gisarme
Gisborne
Giscard d´Estaing
Gish
gism
gismo
Gissing
git
gitana
gitano
Gitmo
gittarone
gittern
gittin
Giulini
Giulio Romano
giusto

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIST

A list
A-list
alchemist
an iron fist
artist
assist
bist
Christ
dentist
exist
exorcist
fist
list
playlist
specialist
tourist
twist
waist
watchlist
wish list

Synonyms and antonyms of gist in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GIST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gist» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gist

Translation of «gist» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIST

Find out the translation of gist to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gist from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gist» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

要点
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lo esencial
570 millions of speakers

English

gist
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جوهر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

суть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

essencial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সারকথা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

essentiel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gist
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wesentliche
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

要点
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

요지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gist
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

yếu điểm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாராம்சம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सारांश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

öz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

succo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Streszczenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

суть
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

esență
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ουσία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kern
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kontentan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

GIST
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gist

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIST»

The term «gist» is very widely used and occupies the 20.008 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gist» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gist» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gist

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QUOTES WITH «GIST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gist.
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Morgan Saylor
I know it sounds silly, but in auditions for film or TV, the words aren't as important - you need to get into the character and have the gist of the scene. But in theater, if you don't do it word for word, then you throw off your scene partner.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIST»

Discover the use of gist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Maid to Match
From the day she arrives at the Biltmore, Tillie Reese is dazzled--by the riches of the Vanderbilts and by Mack Danvers, a mountain man turned footman.
Deeanne Gist, 2010
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Beguiled
She wrote romance; he wrote crime novels. But growing respect for each other's work culminated in the decision to try blending their talents into this wonderfully engaging story merging romance and mystery.
Deeanne Gist, J. Mark Bertrand, 2010
3
It Happened at the Fair: A Novel
Gambling everything—including the family farm—Cullen McNamara travels to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair with his most recent invention.
Deeanne Gist, 2013
4
John Sloan on Drawing and Painting: Gist of Art
This illustrated, practical record of talks and instructional advice by a member of the "Ashcan School" of American painting discusses line, tone, texture, light and shade, composition, design, space, perspective, related issues.
John Sloan, 2010
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China Voyager: Gist Gee's Life in Science
Morever, China Voyager discusses the importance of the Rockefeller Foundation's work in China and its support for the natural sciences as well as the American influence on the development of great Chinese universities and Mission ...
William Joseph Haas, 1996
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Courting Trouble
But convincing the lucky "husband-to-be" is going to a bit more of a problem. Join Deeanne Gist for another unforgettable tale and find out whether Essie's plan to catch a husband succeeds or if she's just Courting Trouble.
Deeanne Gist, 2007
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The Gist of Genetics: Guide to Learning and Review
The Gist of Genetics presents that body of knowledge with familiar examples, few embellishments, and methods of learning the subject quickly and easily. The book is modern in its organization, starting with the nature of the genetic material,  ...
Rowland H. Davis, Stephen G. Weller, 1997
8
Love on the Line
The closer he comes to the gang, the further she works her way into his heart--and into trouble. Soon it's more than just love that's on the line.
Deeanne Gist, 2011
9
The Gist of Golf
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
Harry Vardon, 2010
10
The Trouble with Brides
A bride most begrudging (2005): a British lady who is taken to the colonies against her will as a "tobacco bride." The colonial farmer who "wins" her realizes he has gotten more than he bargained for in the ensuing battle of wills.
Deeanne Gist, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gist is used in the context of the following news items.
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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Pipeline Review, H1 2015 By …
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) – Pipeline Review, H1 2015', provides an overview of the Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)'s ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»
2
Easy Listening Wasn't Easy in 1975
On The Gist, Mike is joined by Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer for a game we call “One Question, One Question Only.” What are the best, ... «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
3
When juries get the gist, their awards grow consistent
As an example of gist, juries take into account the severity of injury and time-scope. In the case of a broken ankle, that injury is a temporary ... «Cornell Chronicle, Jul 15»
4
New report sheds light on the gastrointestinal stromal tumor pipeline …
This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST), complete with ... «WhaTech, Jul 15»
5
The Gist Of Virtualization
Virtualization, a foundational element of cloud computing, makes computing environments autonomous from their physical infrastructure. «CloudTweaks News, Jul 15»
6
The Case for Not Freaking Out About ISIS
On The Gist, NPR's Frannie Kelley explains why Tuesday has lost its significance for the music industry. That will all change this Friday. «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
7
Judge is right: Prosecutor didn't live up to her duty
In a decision filed Wednesday, Judge Larry Gist found that Siegler's failure to disclose, or timely disclose, dozens of facts, witness statements ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
8
Part IV: How GIST and I Became Acquainted
For example, I learned that GIST does not have a stellar reputation in the world of unplanned growths, though since that time, its tarnished ... «Curetoday.com, Jul 15»
9
Why Pharrell Williams Produced a Coming-of-Age Indie Film About …
On The Gist, Mimi Valdés explains her work as chief creative officer for Pharrell Williams' collective I Am Other. She's a co-producer of the film ... «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
10
Gist pitches Bandits past Shamrocks
Bloomington Bandits left-hander Josh Gist struck out nine batters over ... This time out, Gist allowed only two runs and kept the Shamrocks ... «The Sun Current, Jul 15»

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