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Definition 1: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where pith or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
  • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
  • the nub of the story

Synonyms for pith in the sense of this definition

(pith is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of pith ) (plural) the most basic facts or elements

"he told us only the bare bones of the story"

(... is a kind of pith ) (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality

(... is a kind of pith ) the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other

(... is a kind of pith ) the purest and most concentrated essence of something

(... is a kind of pith ) a critically important or characteristic component

"suspense is the very stuff of narrative"

Definition 2: soft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants - [noun denoting plant]

(pith is a kind of ...) the tissue of a plant

(pith is made of the substance ...) the primary tissue of higher plants composed of thin-walled cells that remain capable of cell division even when mature; constitutes the greater part of leaves, roots, the pulp of fruits, and the pith of stems

Definition 3: remove the pith from (a plant) - [verb of possession]

(pith is a kind of ...) dispose of

"Get rid of these old shoes!" "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

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