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point - Dictionary definition and meaning for word point

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(noun) a geometric element that has position but no extension
Example Sentence
  • a point is defined by its coordinates

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(noun) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
Example Sentence
  • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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(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

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(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

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(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?

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(noun) an instant of time
Synonyms : point in time
Example Sentence
  • at that point I had to leave

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(noun) the object of an activity
Example Sentence
  • what is the point of discussing it?

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(noun) a V shape
Synonyms : peak , tip
Example Sentence
  • the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points

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(noun) a very small circular shape
Synonyms : dot
Example Sentence
  • a row of points
  • draw lines between the dots

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(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

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(noun) a promontory extending out into a large body of water
Example Sentence
  • they sailed south around the point

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(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

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(noun) a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
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(noun) an outstanding characteristic
Synonyms : spot
Example Sentence
  • his acting was one of the high points of the movie

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(noun) sharp end
Example Sentence
  • he stuck the point of the knife into a tree
  • he broke the point of his pencil

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(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

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(noun) a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
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(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
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(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

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(noun) a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
Synonyms : head
Example Sentence
  • the point of the arrow was due north

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(noun) the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
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(noun) the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
Synonyms : pointedness

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(noun) a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
Example Sentence
  • he knows my bad points as well as my good points

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(noun) the gun muzzle's direction
Synonyms : gunpoint
Example Sentence
  • he held me up at the point of a gun

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(noun) a wall socket
Synonyms : power point

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(noun) a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
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(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

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(verb) be oriented
Synonyms : orient
Example Sentence
  • The weather vane points North
  • the dancers toes pointed outward

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(verb) direct into a position for use
Synonyms : charge , level
Example Sentence
  • point a gun
  • He charged his weapon at me

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(verb) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
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(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

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(verb) sail close to the wind
Synonyms : luff

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(verb) mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
Definition
(verb) mark with diacritics
Example Sentence
  • point the letter

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(verb) mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
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(verb) be positionable in a specified manner
Example Sentence
  • The gun points with ease

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(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

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(verb) indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
Example Sentence
  • the dog pointed the dead duck

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(verb) give a point to
Synonyms : sharpen , taper
Example Sentence
  • The candles are tapered

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(verb) repair the joints of bricks
Synonyms : repoint
Example Sentence
  • point a chimney

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