Definitions for point

Definitions for (noun) point

Main entry: distributor point, breaker point, point

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

Main entry: point

Definition: sharp end

Usage: he stuck the point of the knife into a tree; he broke the point of his pencil

Main entry: point, power point

Definition: a wall socket

Main entry: point, gunpoint

Definition: the gun muzzle's direction

Usage: he held me up at the point of a gun

Main entry: point, spot

Definition: an outstanding characteristic

Usage: his acting was one of the high points of the movie

Main entry: point

Definition: a distinguishing or individuating characteristic

Usage: he knows my bad points as well as my good points

Main entry: point, pointedness

Definition: the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip

Main entry: point, detail, item

Definition: an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

Usage: several of the details are similar; a point of information

Main entry: point

Definition: a geometric element that has position but no extension

Usage: a point is defined by its coordinates

Main entry: point

Definition: the object of an activity

Usage: what is the point of discussing it?

Main entry: item, point

Definition: a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list

Usage: 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

Main entry: point

Definition: a brief version of the essential meaning of something

Usage: get to the point; he missed the point of the joke; life has lost its point

Main entry: point, percentage point, decimal point

Definition: the dot at the left of a decimal fraction

Main entry: point, head

Definition: a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer

Usage: the point of the arrow was due north

Main entry: period, full point, full stop, point, stop

Definition: a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

Usage: in England they call a period a stop

Main entry: point

Definition: the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

Usage: she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

Main entry: point

Definition: a promontory extending out into a large body of water

Usage: they sailed south around the point

Main entry: point

Definition: 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

Main entry: point

Definition: the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest

Usage: he scored 20 points in the first half; a touchdown counts 6 points

Main entry: point

Definition: a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch

Main entry: point

Definition: a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect

Main entry: point, compass point

Definition: any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass

Usage: he checked the point on his compass

Main entry: point, tip, peak

Definition: a V shape

Usage: the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points

Main entry: point, dot

Definition: a very small circular shape

Usage: a row of points; draw lines between the dots

Main entry: level, stage, point, degree

Definition: a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

Usage: a remarkable degree of frankness; at what stage are the social sciences?

Main entry: point, point in time

Definition: an instant of time

Usage: at that point I had to leave

Definitions for (verb) point

Main entry: point, repoint

Definition: repair the joints of bricks

Usage: point a chimney

Main entry: taper, sharpen, point

Definition: give a point to

Usage: The candles are tapered

Main entry: bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal, point

Definition: be a signal for or a symptom of

Usage: These symptoms indicate a serious illness; Her behavior points to a severe neurosis; The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued

Main entry: show, point, indicate, designate

Definition: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

Usage: I showed the customer the glove section; He pointed to the empty parking space; he indicated his opponents

Main entry: point

Definition: indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle

Usage: the dog pointed the dead duck

Main entry: target, direct, aim, point, place

Definition: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

Usage: He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face; criticism directed at her superior; direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

Main entry: charge, level, point

Definition: direct into a position for use

Usage: point a gun; He charged his weapon at me

Main entry: point

Definition: be positionable in a specified manner

Usage: The gun points with ease

Main entry: point

Definition: mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes

Main entry: point

Definition: mark with diacritics

Usage: point the letter

Main entry: point

Definition: mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

Main entry: point, luff

Definition: sail close to the wind

Main entry: direct, steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, channelise, channelize, guide, head

Definition: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Main entry: orient, point

Definition: be oriented

Usage: The weather vane points North; the dancers toes pointed outward

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