[noun] a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"
[noun] the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
[noun] 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"
[noun] 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?" Synonyms:degree, level, stage
[noun] an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information" Synonyms:detail, item
[noun] an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave" Synonyms:in time
[noun] the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?"
[noun] a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points" Synonyms:tip, peak
[noun] a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots" Synonyms:dot
[noun] the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
[noun] a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point"
[noun] 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" Synonyms:item
[noun] a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
[noun] an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie" Synonyms:spot
[noun] sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
[noun] any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass" Synonyms:compass
[noun] a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
[noun] 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" Synonyms:period, full stop, stop, full
[noun] a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north" Synonyms:head
[noun] the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point Synonyms:edness
[noun] a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"
[noun] the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun" Synonyms:gun
[noun] a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts distributor points and current flows to the spark plugs Synonyms:distributor breaker
[verb] 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" Synonyms:indicate, show
[verb] be oriented; "The weather vane points North" Synonyms:orient
[verb] direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me" Synonyms:charge, level
[verb] 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" Synonyms:bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal
[verb] mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
[verb] be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease"
[verb] 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" Synonyms:target, aim, place, direct
[verb] give a point to; "The candles are tapered" Synonyms:sharpen, taper
[verb] repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney" Synonyms:re