1. a geometric element that has position but no extension
- a point is defined by its coordinates
2. the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
- she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street
Definition categories: location
3. 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. an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
- a point of information
5. a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
Definition categories: state
6. an instant of time
- at that point I had to leave
7. the object of an activity
- what is the point of discussing it?
8. a V shape
- the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points
9. a very small circular shape
- a row of points
Similar word(s): dot
10. the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
- he scored 20 points in the first half
- a touchdown counts 6 points
11. a promontory extending out into a large body of water
- they sailed south around the point
12. a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
- the main point on the agenda was taken up first
Similar word(s): item
13. a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
14. an outstanding characteristic
- his acting was one of the high points of the movie
Similar word(s): spot
15. sharp end
- he stuck the point of the knife into a tree
- he broke the point of his pencil
16. any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
- he checked the point on his compass
17. a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
Definition categories: quantity
18. 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
19. a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
20. a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
- the point of the arrow was due north
Similar word(s): head
21. the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
Definition categories: communication
22. the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
Similar word(s): pointedness
23. a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
- he knows my bad points as well as my good points
24. the gun muzzle's direction
- he held me up at the point of a gun
Similar word(s): gunpoint
Definition categories: man–made, muzzle
25. a wall socket
Definition categories: man–made, outlet
26. a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
Sentences with point as a noun:
- The Congress debated the finer points of the bill.
- There comesi a point in a marathon when some people give up.
- At this point in the meeting, I'd like to propose a new item for the agenda.
- She was not feeling in good point.
- I made the point that we all had an interest to protect.
- We should meet at a pre-arranged point.
- Since the decision has already been made, I see little point in further discussion.
- Logic isn't my strong point.
- The stars showed as tiny points of yellow light.
- Possession is nine points of the law.
- The one with the most points will win the game
- 10.5 ("ten point five"; = ten and a half)
- Ship ahoy, three points off the starboard bow!
- Cut the skin with the point of the knife.
- His cowboy belt was studded with points.
- to fall off a point
- The point color of that cat was a deep, rich sable.
- tierce point
- point de Venise; Brussels point
- The dog came to a point.
1. indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
- He pointed to the empty parking space
2. be oriented
- The weather vane points North
- the dancers toes pointed outward
Similar word(s): orient
3. direct into a position for use
- point a gun
4. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
5. be a signal for or a symptom of
- Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
6. sail close to the wind
Similar word(s): luff
7. mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
8. mark with diacritics
- point the letter
9. mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
10. be positionable in a specified manner
- The gun points with ease
11. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
12. indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
- the dog pointed the dead duck
13. give a point to
14. repair the joints of bricks
- point a chimney
Similar word(s): repoint
Sentences with point as a verb:
- It's rude to point at other people.
- The arrow of a compass points north
- The skis were pointing uphill.
- The arrow on the map points towards the entrance
- to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort
- to point a dart, a pencil, or (figuratively) a moral
- If he asks for food, point him toward the refrigerator.
- to point a composition
- Bear off a little, we're pointing.