Definitions of point:
  • noun:   sharp end
    Example: "He stuck the point of the knife into a tree"
  • noun:   a wall socket
  • noun:   the gun muzzle's direction
    Example: "He held me up at the point of a gun"
  • noun:   an outstanding characteristic
    Example: "His acting was one of the high points of the movie"
  • noun:   a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
    Example: "He knows my bad points as well as my good points"
  • noun:   the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point
  • noun:   a geometric element that has position but no extension
    Example: "A point is defined by its coordinates"
  • noun:   the object of an activity
    Example: "What is the point of discussing it?"
  • noun:   a brief version of the essential meaning of something
    Example: "Get to the point"
  • noun:   a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
    Example: "The point of the arrow was due north"
  • noun:   the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    Example: "She walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
  • noun:   a promontory extending out into a large body of water
    Example: "They sailed south around the point"
  • noun:   the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
    Example: "He scored 20 points in the first half"
  • noun:   a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
  • noun:   a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
  • noun:   a V shape
    Example: "The cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
  • noun:   a very small circular shape
    Example: "A row of points"
  • noun:   an instant of time
    Example: "At that point I had to leave"
  • noun:   a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
    Example: "The main point on the agenda was taken up first"
  • noun:   a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
  • noun:   any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
    Example: "He checked the point on his compass"
  • noun:   a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts distributor points and current flows to the spark plugs
  • noun:   an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
    Example: "A point of information"
  • noun:   a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
  • verb:   repair the joints of bricks
    Example: "Point a chimney"
  • verb:   be positionable in a specified manner
    Example: "The gun points with ease"
  • verb:   mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
  • verb:   mark with diacritics
    Example: "Point the letter"
  • verb:   mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
  • verb:   be oriented
    Example: "The weather vane points North"
  • verb:   indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    Example: "He pointed to the empty parking space"
  • verb:   sail close to the wind
  • verb:   give a point to
  • verb:   direct into a position for use
    Example: "Point a gun"
  • verb:   be a signal for or a symptom of
    Example: "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"
  • verb:   intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
  • verb:   direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #39559)

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