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Meaning & Definition of Point in English

English

Point

/pɔɪnt/

noun

1. A geometric element that has position but no extension

  • "A point is defined by its coordinates"
    synonym:
  • point

2. The precise location of something

  • A spatially limited location
  • "She walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
    synonym:
  • point

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • point

4. An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

  • "Several of the details are similar"
  • "A point of information"
    synonym:
  • detail
  • ,
  • item
  • ,
  • point

5. 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?"
    synonym:
  • degree
  • ,
  • level
  • ,
  • stage
  • ,
  • point

6. An instant of time

  • "At that point i had to leave"
    synonym:
  • point
  • ,
  • point in time

7. The object of an activity

  • "What is the point of discussing it?"
    synonym:
  • point

8. A v shape

  • "The cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
    synonym:
  • point
  • ,
  • tip
  • ,
  • peak

9. A very small circular shape

  • "A row of points"
  • "Draw lines between the dots"
    synonym:
  • point
  • ,
  • dot

10. The unit of counting in scoring a game or contest

  • "He scored 20 points in the first half"
  • "A touchdown counts 6 points"
    synonym:
  • point

11. A promontory extending out into a large body of water

  • "They sailed south around the point"
    synonym:
  • point

12. 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"
    synonym:
  • item
  • ,
  • point

13. A style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect

    synonym:
  • point

14. An outstanding characteristic

  • "His acting was one of the high points of the movie"
    synonym:
  • point
  • ,
  • spot

15. Sharp end

  • "He stuck the point of the knife into a tree"
  • "He broke the point of his pencil"
    synonym:
  • point

16. Any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass

  • "He checked the point on his compass"
    synonym:
  • compass point
  • ,
  • point

17. A linear unit used to measure the size of type

  • Approximately 1/72 inch
    synonym:
  • point

18. 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
    synonym:
  • point

19. 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"
    synonym:
  • period
  • ,
  • point
  • ,
  • full stop
  • ,
  • stop
  • ,
  • full point

20. A v-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer

  • "The point of the arrow was due north"
    synonym:
  • point
  • ,
  • head

21. The dot at the left of a decimal fraction

    synonym:
  • decimal point
  • ,
  • percentage point
  • ,
  • point

22. The property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip

    synonym:
  • point
  • ,
  • pointedness

23. A distinguishing or individuating characteristic

  • "He knows my bad points as well as my good points"
    synonym:
  • point

24. The gun muzzle's direction

  • "He held me up at the point of a gun"
    synonym:
  • point
  • ,
  • gunpoint

25. A wall socket

    synonym:
  • point
  • ,
  • power point

26. A contact in the distributor

  • As the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
    synonym:
  • distributor point
  • ,
  • breaker point
  • ,
  • point

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • indicate
  • ,
  • point
  • ,
  • designate
  • ,
  • show

2. Be oriented

  • "The weather vane points north"
  • "The dancers toes pointed outward"
    synonym:
  • orient
  • ,
  • point

3. Direct into a position for use

  • "Point a gun"
  • "He charged his weapon at me"
    synonym:
  • charge
  • ,
  • level
  • ,
  • point

4. Direct the course

  • Determine the direction of travelling
    synonym:
  • steer
  • ,
  • maneuver
  • ,
  • manoeuver
  • ,
  • manoeuvre
  • ,
  • direct
  • ,
  • point
  • ,
  • head
  • ,
  • guide
  • ,
  • channelize
  • ,
  • channelise

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • bespeak
  • ,
  • betoken
  • ,
  • indicate
  • ,
  • point
  • ,
  • signal

6. Sail close to the wind

    synonym:
  • luff
  • ,
  • point

7. Mark (hebrew words) with diacritics

    synonym:
  • point

8. Mark with diacritics

  • "Point the letter"
    synonym:
  • point

9. Mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes

    synonym:
  • point

10. Be positionable in a specified manner

  • "The gun points with ease"
    synonym:
  • point

11. 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"
    synonym:
  • target
  • ,
  • aim
  • ,
  • place
  • ,
  • direct
  • ,
  • point

12. Indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle

  • "The dog pointed the dead duck"
    synonym:
  • point

13. Give a point to

  • "The candles are tapered"
    synonym:
  • sharpen
  • ,
  • taper
  • ,
  • point

14. Repair the joints of bricks

  • "Point a chimney"
    synonym:
  • point
  • ,
  • repoint

Examples of using

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