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 point point

noun

  • ( ) a geometric element that has position but no extension  ( point )
    a geometric element that has position but no extension
     a point is defined by its coordinates
    a point is defined by its coordinates
  • ( ) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location  ( point )
    the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
     she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street
    she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street
  • ( ) a brief version of the essential meaning of something  ( point )
    a brief version of the essential meaning of something
     get to the point
    get to the point
     he missed the point of the joke
    he missed the point of the joke
     life has lost its point
    life has lost its point
  • ( ) an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole  ( detail, item, point )
    an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
     several of the details are similar
    several of the details are similar
     a point of information
    a point of information
  • ( ) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process  ( degree, level, point, stage )
    a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
     a remarkable degree of frankness
    a remarkable degree of frankness
     at what stage are the social sciences?
    at what stage are the social sciences?
  • ( ) an instant of time  ( point, point in time )
    an instant of time
     at that point I had to leave
    at that point I had to leave
  • ( ) the object of an activity  ( point )
    the object of an activity
     what is the point of discussing it?
    what is the point of discussing it?
  • ( ) a V shape  ( peak, point, tip )
    a V shape
     the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points
    the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points
  • ( ) a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list  ( item, point )
    a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
     he noticed an item in the New York Times
    he noticed an item in the New York Times
     she had several items on her shopping list
    she had several items on her shopping list
     the main point on the agenda was taken up first
    the main point on the agenda was taken up first
  • ( ) a promontory extending out into a large body of water  ( point )
    a promontory extending out into a large body of water
     they sailed south around the point
    they sailed south around the point
  • ( ) the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest  ( point )
    the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
     he scored 20 points in the first half
    he scored 20 points in the first half
     a touchdown counts 6 points
    a touchdown counts 6 points
  • ( ) a very small circular shape  ( dot, point )
    a very small circular shape
     a row of points
    a row of points
     draw lines between the dots
    draw lines between the dots
  • ( ) sharp end  ( point )
    sharp end
     he stuck the point of the knife into a tree
    he stuck the point of the knife into a tree
     he broke the point of his pencil
    he broke the point of his pencil
  • ( ) an outstanding characteristic  ( point, spot )
    an outstanding characteristic
     his acting was one of the high points of the movie
    his acting was one of the high points of the movie
  • ( ) a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect  ( point )
    a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
  • a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs  ( breaker point, distributor point, point )
    a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
  • a wall socket  ( point, power point )
    a wall socket
  • the gun muzzle's direction  ( gunpoint, point )
    the gun muzzle's direction
     he held me up at the point of a gun
    he held me up at the point of a gun
  • a distinguishing or individuating characteristic  ( point )
    a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
     he knows my bad points as well as my good points
    he knows my bad points as well as my good points
  • the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip  ( point, pointedness )
    the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
  • the dot at the left of a decimal fraction  ( decimal point, percentage point, point )
    the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
  • a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer  ( head, point )
    a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
     the point of the arrow was due north
    the point of the arrow was due north
  • a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations  ( full point, full stop, period, point, stop )
    a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
     in England they call a period a stop
    in England they call a period a stop
  • one percent of the total principal of a loan; it is paid at the time the loan is made and is independent of the interest on the loan  ( point )
    one percent of the total principal of a loan; it is paid at the time the loan is made and is independent of the interest on the loan
  • a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch  ( point )
    a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
  • any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass  ( compass point, point )
    any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
     he checked the point on his compass
    he checked the point on his compass
  • verb

  • ( ) indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively  ( designate, indicate, point, show )
    indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
     I showed the customer the glove section
    I showed the customer the glove section
     He pointed to the empty parking space
    He pointed to the empty parking space
     he indicated his opponents
    he indicated his opponents
  • ( ) direct into a position for use  ( charge, level, point )
    direct into a position for use
     point a gun
    point a gun
     He charged his weapon at me
    He charged his weapon at me
  • ( ) be oriented  ( orient, point )
    be oriented
     The weather vane points North
    The weather vane points North
     the dancers toes pointed outward
    the dancers toes pointed outward
  • ( ) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling  ( channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer )
    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • ( ) be a signal for or a symptom of  ( bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal )
    be a signal for or a symptom of
     These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    These symptoms indicate a serious illness
     Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
     The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
    The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • repair the joints of bricks  ( point, repoint )
    repair the joints of bricks
     point a chimney
    point a chimney
  • give a point to  ( point, sharpen, taper )
    give a point to
     The candles are tapered
    The candles are tapered
  • indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle  ( point )
    indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
     the dog pointed the dead duck
    the dog pointed the dead duck
  • intend (something) to move towards a certain goal  ( aim, direct, place, point, target )
    intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
     He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
     criticism directed at her superior
    criticism directed at her superior
     direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself
    direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself
  • be positionable in a specified manner  ( point )
    be positionable in a specified manner
     The gun points with ease
    The gun points with ease
  • mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes  ( point )
    mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
  • mark with diacritics  ( point )
    mark with diacritics
     point the letter
    point the letter
  • mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics  ( point )
    mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
  • sail close to the wind  ( luff, point )
    sail close to the wind


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