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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