Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Point
  1. a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts distributor points and current flows to the spark plugs
  2. sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
  3. a wall socket
  4. the gun muzzle''s direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun"
  5. an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
  6. a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"
  7. the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point
  8. an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
  9. a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"
  10. the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?"
  11. 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"
  12. 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"
  13. a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"
  14. 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"
  15. the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
  16. a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point"
  17. the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
  18. a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
  19. a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
  20. any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
  21. a V shape; "the cannibal''s teeth were filed to sharp points"
  22. a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots"
  23. 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?"
  24. an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
  25. repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"
  26. give a point to; "The candles are tapered"
  27. 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"
  28. 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"
  29. 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"
  30. direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
  31. be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease"
  32. mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
  33. mark with diacritics; "point the letter"
  34. mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
  35. sail close to the wind
  36. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  37. be oriented; "The weather vane points North"
Similar Words: distributor point, breaker point, power point, gunpoint, spot, pointedness, detail, item, head, period, full stop, stop, full point, compass point, tip, peak, dot, degree, level, stage, point in time, repoint, sharpen, taper, bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal, show, target, aim, place, direct, charge, luff, steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, guide, channelize, channelise, orient


See Also: taper off, peter out, fizzle out, fizzle


Hyponyms: arrowhead, barb, cusp, diamond point, nib, pen nib, pike, pinpoint, spearhead, spearpoint, spear-point, selling point, minutia, nook and cranny, nooks and crannies, respect, regard, sticking point, technicality, trifle, triviality, attractor, attracter, intersection, intersection point, point of intersection, intercept, agenda item, incidental, inventory item, line item, news item, place, position, bottom line, crux, crux of the matter, rallying point, talking point, suspension point, punctum, blind spot, optic disc, optic disk, navel, umbilicus, bellybutton, omphalos, omphalus, McBurney's point, node, antinode, beginning, origin, root, rootage, source, celestial point, center, centre, midpoint, trichion, crinion, chokepoint, corner, crossing, focus, geographic point, geographical point, ground zero, hot spot, hotspot, midair, abutment, pressure point, military position, topographic point, spot, vanishing point, focal point, hilum, nidus, advantage, set point, match point, cardinal compass point, north by east, NbE, north northeast, nor'-nor'-east, NNE, northeast by north, NEbN, northeast, nor'-east, NE, northeast by east, NEbE, east northeast, ENE, east by north, EbN, east by south, EbS, east southeast, ESE, southeast by east, SEbE, southeast, sou'-east, SE, southeast by south, SEbS, south southeast, sou'-sou'-east, SSE, south by east, SbE, south by west, SbW, south southwest, sou'-sou'-west, SSW, southwest by south, SWbS, southwest, sou'-west, SW, southwest by west, SWbW, west southwest, WSW, west by south, WbS, west by north, WbN, west northwest, WNW, northwest by west, NWbW, northwest, nor'-west, NW, northwest by north, NWbN, north northwest, nor'-nor'-west, NNW, north by west, NbW, widow's peak, head, ladder, acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top, extent, resultant, end point, standard of living, standard of life, plane, state of the art, ultimacy, ultimateness, quickening, climax, distance, date, deadline, arrival time, time of arrival, departure time, time of departure, midterm, term, full term, moment, minute, second, instant, run-time, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset, middle, end, ending, phase, phase angle, show time, then, acuminate, bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict, mark, finger, signalize, signalise, point out, call attention, reflect, address, range in, home in, zero in, dock, sheer, pull over, crab, navigate, stand out, starboard, conn, pilot, channel, canalize, canalise, park


Grouped Verbs: charge, level


Part Meronyms: distributor, distributer, electrical distributor, awl, icepick, ice pick, knife, needle, pencil, pin, list, listing, arrow, pointer, score, em, pica em, pica, cone, conoid, cone shape, alpenstock, sword, blade, brand, steel, arrowhead


Derivational Morphology: sharpen, taper, enumerate, recite, itemize, itemise, detail, dot, stud, constellate, tip, peak, pointedness, signal, signaling, sign, indication, indicant, indicator, arrow, pointer, cursor, denotation, topographic point, place, spot, aim, object, objective, target, prey, quarry, fair game, gunpoint, period, full stop, stop, full point, luff, channelization, channelisation, canalization, canalisation, usher, guide, forefront, head, headway, bearing, heading, maneuver, manoeuvre, play, maneuverer, manoeuvrer, helmsman, steersman, steerer, steering, steerage, guidance


Anagrams: pinto, piton, Pinot


Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: punt  
Finnish: piste   French: point  
German: Punkt   Hebrew: נקודה  
Hungarian: pont   Interlingua: puncto  
Italian: punto   Japanese: and  
Korean:   Portuguese: ponto  
Russian: пункт   Slovene: točka  
Spanish: punto   Swedish: punkt  
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