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point

noun (n)

  • a geometric element that has position but no extension (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    A point is defined by its coordinates.
    source: wordnet30
  • the precise location of something; a spatially limited location (noun.location)
    Example:
    She walked to a point where she could survey the whole street.
    source: wordnet30
  • a brief version of the essential meaning of something (noun.communication)
    Example:
    Get to the point.
    He missed the point of the joke.
    Life has lost its point.
    source: wordnet30
  • an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: detail, item
    Example:
    A point of information.
    source: wordnet30
  • a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process (noun.state)
    Synonym: degree, level, stage
    source: wordnet30
  • an instant of time (noun.time)
    Synonym: point in time
    Example:
    At that point I had to leave.
    source: wordnet30
  • the object of an activity (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    What is the point of discussing it?.
    source: wordnet30
  • a V shape (noun.shape)
    Synonym: peak, tip
    Example:
    The cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points.
    source: wordnet30
  • a very small circular shape (noun.shape)
    Synonym: dot
    Example:
    A row of points.
    source: wordnet30
  • the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest (noun.quantity)
    Example:
    He scored 20 points in the first half.
    A touchdown counts 6 points.
    source: wordnet30
  • a promontory extending out into a large body of water (noun.object)
    Example:
    They sailed south around the point.
    source: wordnet30
  • a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list (noun.communication)
    Synonym: item
    Example:
    The main point on the agenda was taken up first.
    source: wordnet30
  • a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect (noun.linkdef)
    source: wordnet30
  • an outstanding characteristic (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: spot
    Example:
    His acting was one of the high points of the movie.
    source: wordnet30
  • sharp end (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He stuck the point of the knife into a tree.
    He broke the point of his pencil.
    source: wordnet30
  • any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass (noun.linkdef)
    Synonym: compass point
    Example:
    He checked the point on his compass.
    source: wordnet30
  • a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch (noun.quantity)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (noun.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer (noun.communication)
    Synonym: head
    Example:
    The point of the arrow was due north.
    source: wordnet30
  • the dot at the left of a decimal fraction (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: pointedness
    Antonym: unpointedness
    source: wordnet30
  • a distinguishing or individuating characteristic (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    He knows my bad points as well as my good points.
    source: wordnet30
  • the gun muzzle's direction (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: gunpoint
    Example:
    He held me up at the point of a gun.
    source: wordnet30
  • a wall socket (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: power point
    source: wordnet30
  • a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A pointed piece of quill or bone covered at one end with vaccine matter; -- called also vaccine point. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively (verb.communication)
    Synonym: designate, indicate, show
    Example:
    He pointed to the empty parking space.
    source: wordnet30
  • be oriented (verb.stative)
    Synonym: orient
    Example:
    The weather vane points North.
    The dancers toes pointed outward.
    source: wordnet30
  • direct into a position for use (verb.competition)
    Synonym: charge, level
    Example:
    Point a gun.
    source: wordnet30
  • direct the course; determine the direction of travelling (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • be a signal for or a symptom of (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Her behavior points to a severe neurosis.
    source: wordnet30
  • sail close to the wind (verb.motion)
    Synonym: luff
    source: wordnet30
  • mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • mark with diacritics (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Point the letter.
    source: wordnet30
  • mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • be positionable in a specified manner (verb.competition)
    Example:
    The gun points with ease.
    source: wordnet30
  • intend (something) to move towards a certain goal (verb.competition)
    Synonym: aim, direct, place, target
    source: wordnet30
  • indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The dog pointed the dead duck.
    source: wordnet30
  • give a point to (verb.change)
    Synonym: sharpen, taper
    source: wordnet30
  • repair the joints of bricks (verb.change)
    Synonym: repoint
    Example:
    Point a chimney.
    source: wordnet30
  • To appoint. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also figuratively; as, to point a moral. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To direct the point of something, as of a finger, for the purpose of designating an object, and attracting attention to it; -- with at. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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