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〔 pɒInt 〕


〔 pɒint 〕

Overview of noun point

The noun point has 26 senses

  • point -- (a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates")

  • point -- (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street")

  • point -- (a brief version of the essential meaning of something; "get to the point"; "he missed the point of the joke"; "life has lost its point")

  • detail, item, point -- (an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information")

  • degree, level, stage, point -- (a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?")

  • point, point in time -- (an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave")

  • point -- (the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?")

  • point, tip, peak -- (a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points")

  • point, dot -- (a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots")

  • point -- (the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points")

  • point -- (a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point")

  • 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"; "she had several items on her shopping list"; "the main point on the agenda was taken up first")

  • point -- (a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect)

  • point, spot -- (an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie")

  • point -- (sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil")

  • compass point, point -- (any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass")

  • point -- (a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch)

  • 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)

  • period, point, full stop, stop, full point -- (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")

  • point, head -- (a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north")

  • decimal point, percentage point, point -- (the dot at the left of a decimal fraction)

  • point, pointedness -- (the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip)

  • point -- (a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points")

  • point, gunpoint -- (the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun")

  • point, power point -- (a wall socket)

  • distributor point, breaker point, point -- (a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs)

Overview of verb point

The verb point has 14 senses

  • indicate, point, designate, show -- (indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents")

  • orient, point -- (be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward")

  • charge, level, point -- (direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me")

  • steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise -- (direct the course; determine the direction of travelling)

  • bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal -- (be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued")

  • luff, point -- (sail close to the wind)

  • point -- (mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics)

  • point -- (mark with diacritics; "point the letter")

  • point -- (mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes)

  • point -- (be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease")

  • target, aim, place, direct, point -- (intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself")

  • point -- (indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle; "the dog pointed the dead duck")

  • sharpen, taper, point -- (give a point to; "The candles are tapered")

  • point, repoint -- (repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney")