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point verb
1. (tag) mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
2. (tag) mark with diacritics
  • "point the letter"
3. (tag) mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
4. (be) be positionable in a specified manner
  • "The gun points with ease"
5. (indicate) indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
  • "the dog pointed the dead duck"
6. (repair) repair the joints of bricks
Related: repoint
  • "point a chimney"
point noun
1. (component) a geometric element that has position but no extension
  • "a point is defined by its coordinates"
2. (location) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
  • "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
3. (meaning) 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"
4. (measure) an instant of time
Related: point_in_time
  • "at that point I had to leave"
5. (aim) the object of an activity
  • "what is the point of discussing it?"
6. (convex_shape) a V shape
Related: tip, peak
  • "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
7. (disk) a very small circular shape
Related: dot
  • "a row of points"
  • "draw lines between the dots"
8. (unit_of_measurement) the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
  • "he scored 20 points in the first half"
  • "a touchdown counts 6 points"
9. (promontory) a promontory extending out into a large body of water
  • "they sailed south around the point"
10. (relevance) a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
11. (characteristic) an outstanding characteristic
Related: spot
  • "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
12. (end) sharp end
  • "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"
  • "he broke the point of his pencil"
13. (linear_unit) a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
14. (loan) 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
15. (mark) a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
Related: head
  • "the point of the arrow was due north"
16. (taper) the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
Related: pointedness
Antonyms: unpointedness
17. (characteristic) a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
  • "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"
18. (gun_muzzle) the gun muzzle's direction
Related: gunpoint
  • "he held me up at the point of a gun"
19. (wall_socket) a wall socket
Related: power_point
period noun
1. (punctuation) a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
Related: point, full_stop, stop, full_point
  • "in England they call a period a stop"
indicate verb
1. (inform) indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
Related: point, designate, show
  • "I showed the customer the glove section"
  • "He pointed to the empty parking space"
  • "he indicated his opponents"
degree noun
1. (state) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
Related: level, stage, point
  • "a remarkable degree of frankness"
  • "at what stage are the social sciences?"
charge verb
1. (aim) direct into a position for use
Related: level, point
  • "point a gun"
  • "He charged his weapon at me"
item noun
1. (part) a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
Related: point
  • "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"
target verb
1. (aim) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
Related: aim, place, direct, point
  • "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"
  • "criticism directed at her superior"
  • "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
detail noun
1. (fact) an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
Related: item, point
  • "several of the details are similar"
  • "a point of information"
steer verb
1. (control) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
Related: maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise
orient verb
1. (lie) be oriented
Related: point
  • "The weather vane points North"
  • "the dancers toes pointed outward"
sharpen verb
1. (change_shape) give a point to
Related: taper, point
  • "The candles are tapered"
bespeak verb
1. (tell) be a signal for or a symptom of
Related: betoken, indicate, point, signal
  • "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"
  • "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"
  • "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
luff verb
1. (sail) sail close to the wind
Related: point
compass_point noun
1. (direction) any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
Related: point
  • "he checked the point on his compass"
decimal_point noun
1. (mathematical_notation) the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
Related: percentage_point, point
distributor_point noun
1. (contact) a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
Related: breaker_point, point
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