Definition of 'point'
- a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"
- the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
- 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"
- 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
- an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
Synonyms: detail item
- an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
Synonyms: point in time
- the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?"
- a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
Synonyms: tip peak
- a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots"
- the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
- a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point"
- 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"
- a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
- an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
- sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
- any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
Synonyms: compass point
- a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
- 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 point
- a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"
- the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
- a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"
- the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun"
- a wall socket
Synonyms: power point
- a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
Synonyms: distributor point breaker point
- 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
- be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
- direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
Synonyms: charge level
- direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
Synonyms: steer maneuver manoeuver manoeuvre direct head guide channelize channelise
- 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
- sail close to the wind
- mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
- mark with diacritics; "point the letter"
- mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
- be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease"
- 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
- give a point to; "The candles are tapered"
Synonyms: sharpen taper
- repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"