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POINT





Definition:

  1. [noun] a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"

  2. [noun] the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"

  3. [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"

  4. [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

  5. [noun] an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
    Synonyms: detail, item

  6. [noun] an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
    Synonyms: in time

  7. [noun] the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?"

  8. [noun] a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
    Synonyms: tip, peak

  9. [noun] a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots"
    Synonyms: dot

  10. [noun] the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"

  11. [noun] a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point"

  12. [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

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

  14. [noun] an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
    Synonyms: spot

  15. [noun] sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"

  16. [noun] any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
    Synonyms: compass

  17. [noun] a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch

  18. [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

  19. [noun] a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"
    Synonyms: head

  20. [noun] the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point
    Synonyms: edness

  21. [noun] a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"

  22. [noun] the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun"
    Synonyms: gun

  23. [noun] a wall socket
    Synonyms: power

  24. [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

  25. [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

  26. [verb] be oriented; "The weather vane points North"
    Synonyms: orient

  27. [verb] direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
    Synonyms: charge, level

  28. [verb] direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    Synonyms: steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, head, guide, channelize, channelise

  29. [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

  30. [verb] sail close to the wind
    Synonyms: luff

  31. [verb] mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

  32. [verb] mark with diacritics; "point the letter"

  33. [verb] mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes

  34. [verb] be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease"

  35. [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

  36. [verb] give a point to; "The candles are tapered"
    Synonyms: sharpen, taper

  37. [verb] repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"
    Synonyms: re

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