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    point - Dictionary definition and meaning for word point

    Definition
    (noun) a geometric element that has position but no extension
    Example Sentence
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
    Definition
    (noun) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    Example Sentence
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street
    Definition
    (noun) a brief version of the essential meaning of something
    Example Sentence
    • get to the point
    • he missed the point of the joke
    • life has lost its point
    Definition
    (noun) an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
    Synonyms : detail , item
    Example Sentence
    • several of the details are similar
    • a point of information
    Definition
    (noun) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    Synonyms : degree , level , stage
    Example Sentence
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?
    Definition
    (noun) an instant of time
    Synonyms : point in time
    Example Sentence
    • at that point I had to leave
    Definition
    (noun) the object of an activity
    Example Sentence
    • what is the point of discussing it?
    Definition
    (noun) a V shape
    Synonyms : peak , tip
    Example Sentence
    • the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points
    Definition
    (noun) a very small circular shape
    Synonyms : dot
    Example Sentence
    • a row of points
    • draw lines between the dots
    Definition
    (noun) the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
    Example Sentence
    • he scored 20 points in the first half
    • a touchdown counts 6 points
    Definition
    (noun) a promontory extending out into a large body of water
    Example Sentence
    • they sailed south around the point
    Definition
    (noun) a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
    Synonyms : item
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect Definition
    (noun) an outstanding characteristic
    Synonyms : spot
    Example Sentence
    • his acting was one of the high points of the movie
    Definition
    (noun) sharp end
    Example Sentence
    • he stuck the point of the knife into a tree
    • he broke the point of his pencil
    Definition
    (noun) any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
    Synonyms : compass point
    Example Sentence
    • he checked the point on his compass
    Definition
    (noun) a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (noun) a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    Synonyms : full point , full stop , period , stop
    Example Sentence
    • in England they call a period a stop
    Definition
    (noun) a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
    Synonyms : head
    Example Sentence
    • the point of the arrow was due north
    Definition
    (noun) the dot at the left of a decimal fraction Definition
    (noun) the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
    Synonyms : pointedness
    Definition
    (noun) a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
    Example Sentence
    • he knows my bad points as well as my good points
    Definition
    (noun) the gun muzzle's direction
    Synonyms : gunpoint
    Example Sentence
    • he held me up at the point of a gun
    Definition
    (noun) a wall socket
    Synonyms : power point
    Definition
    (noun) a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs Definition
    (verb) indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    Synonyms : designate , indicate , show
    Example Sentence
    • I showed the customer the glove section
    • He pointed to the empty parking space
    • he indicated his opponents
    Definition
    (verb) be oriented
    Synonyms : orient
    Example Sentence
    • The weather vane points North
    • the dancers toes pointed outward
    Definition
    (verb) direct into a position for use
    Synonyms : charge , level
    Example Sentence
    • point a gun
    • He charged his weapon at me
    Definition
    (verb) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling Definition
    (verb) be a signal for or a symptom of
    Synonyms : bespeak , betoken , indicate , signal
    Example Sentence
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
    Definition
    (verb) sail close to the wind
    Synonyms : luff
    Definition
    (verb) mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics Definition
    (verb) mark with diacritics
    Example Sentence
    • point the letter
    Definition
    (verb) mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes Definition
    (verb) be positionable in a specified manner
    Example Sentence
    • The gun points with ease
    Definition
    (verb) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    Synonyms : aim , direct , place , target
    Example Sentence
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself
    Definition
    (verb) indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
    Example Sentence
    • the dog pointed the dead duck
    Definition
    (verb) give a point to
    Synonyms : sharpen , taper
    Example Sentence
    • The candles are tapered
    Definition
    (verb) repair the joints of bricks
    Synonyms : repoint
    Example Sentence
    • point a chimney
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