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Definition of Point

  • That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin.
  • An instrument which pricks or pierces, as a sort of needle used by engravers, etchers, lace workers, and others; also, a pointed cutting tool, as a stone cutter's point; -- called also pointer.
  • Anything which tapers to a sharp, well-defined termination. Specifically: A small promontory or cape; a tract of land extending into the water beyond the common shore line.
  • The mark made by the end of a sharp, piercing instrument, as a needle; a prick.
  • An indefinitely small space; a mere spot indicated or supposed. Specifically: Geom That which has neither parts nor magnitude; that which has position, but has neither length, breadth, nor thickness, -- sometimes conceived of as the limit of a line; that by the motion of which a line is conceived to be produced.
  • An indivisible portion of time; a moment; an instant; hence, the verge.
  • A mark of punctuation; a character used to mark the divisions of a composition, or the pauses to be observed in reading, or to point off groups of figures, etc.; a stop, as a comma, a semicolon, and esp. a period; hence, figuratively, an end, or conclusion.
  • Whatever serves to mark progress, rank, or relative position, or to indicate a transition from one state or position to another, degree; step; stage; hence, position or condition attained; as, a point of elevation, or of depression; the stock fell off five points; he won by tenpoints.
  • That which arrests attention, or indicates qualities or character; a salient feature; a characteristic; a peculiarity; hence, a particular; an item; a detail; as, the good or bad points of a man, a horse, a book, a story, etc.
  • Hence, the most prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc.; the essential matter; esp., the proposition to be established; as, the point of an anecdote.
  • A small matter; a trifle; a least consideration; a punctilio.
  • A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time
  • A dot or mark distinguishing or characterizing certain tones or styles; as, points of perfection, of augmentation, etc.; hence, a note; a tune.
  • A dot placed at the right hand of a note, to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half, as to make a whole note equal to three half notes, a half note equal to three quarter notes.
  • A fixed conventional place for reference, or zero of reckoning, in the heavens, usually the intersection of two or more great circles of the sphere, and named specifically in each case according to the position intended; as, the equinoctial points; the solstitial points; the nodal points; vertical points, etc. See Equinoctial Nodal.
  • One of the several different parts of the escutcheon. See Escutcheon.
  • One of the points of the compass (see Points of the compass, below); also, the difference between two points of the compass; as, to fall off a point.
  • A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails. See Reef point, under Reef.
  • A a string or lace used to tie together certain parts of the dress.
  • Lace wrought the needle; as, point de Venise; Brussels point. See Point lace, below.
  • A switch.
  • An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.
  • A fielder who is stationed on the off side, about twelve or fifteen yards from, and a little in advance of, the batsman.
  • The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game; as, the dog came to a point. See Pointer.
  • A standard unit of measure for the size of type bodies, being one twelfth of the thickness of pica type. See Point system of type, under Type.
  • A tyne or snag of an antler.
  • One of the spaces on a backgammon board.
  • A movement executed with the saber or foil; as, tierce point.
  • A pointed piece of quill or bone covered at one end with vaccine matter; -- called also vaccine point.
  • One of the raised dots used in certain systems of printing and writing for the blind. The first practical system was that devised by Louis Braille in 1829, and still used in Europe (see Braille). Two modifications of this are current in the United States: New York point founded on three bases of equidistant points arranged in two lines (viz., : :: :::), and a later improvement, American Braille, embodying the Braille base (:::) and the New-York-point principle of using the characters of few points for the commonest letters.
  • In various games, a position of a certain player, or, by extension, the player himself;
  • The position of the player of each side who stands a short distance in front of the goal keeper; also, the player himself.
  • The position of the pitcher and catcher.
  • A spot to which a straight run is made; hence, a straight run from point to point; a cross-country run.
  • The perpendicular rising of a hawk over the place where its prey has gone into cover.
  • Act of pointing, as of the foot downward in certain dance positions.
  • To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also figuratively; as, to point a moral.
  • To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort.
  • Hence, to direct the attention or notice of.
  • To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to point a composition.
  • To mark (a text, as in Arabic or Hebrew) with vowel points; -- also called vocalize.
  • To give particular prominence to; to designate in a special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the error was pointed out.
  • To indicate or discover by a fixed look, as game.
  • To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it to a smooth surface.
  • To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.
  • To direct the point of something, as of a finger, for the purpose of designating an object, and attracting attention to it; -- with at.
  • To indicate the presence of game by fixed and steady look, as certain hunting dogs do.
  • To approximate to the surface; to head; -- said of an abscess.
  • a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
  • sharp end
  • a wall socket
  • the gun muzzle's direction
  • an outstanding characteristic
  • a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
  • the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
  • an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
  • a geometric element that has position but no extension
  • the object of an activity
  • a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
  • a brief version of the essential meaning of something
  • the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
  • a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
  • a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
  • the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
  • a promontory extending out into a large body of water
  • 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
  • the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
  • a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
  • a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
  • any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
  • a V shape
  • a very small circular shape
  • a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
  • an instant of time
  • repair the joints of bricks
  • give a point to
  • be a signal for or a symptom of
  • indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
  • indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
  • intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
  • direct into a position for use
  • be positionable in a specified manner
  • mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
  • mark with diacritics
  • mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
  • sail close to the wind
  • direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • be oriented

How to use point in a sentence. Point pronunciation.

Possession's nine points were with me; and here I sat and faced him; and here he stormed, and would do this and should do that; and I went on with my work.
Far over in the western vista a long line of trees, twining through an oasis flanking the city, led out to a point where the desert abruptly raised its hills of yellow sand.
Its office hours are from two in the afternoon till two the next morning; and anybody venturing abroad during those twelve hours needs to allow for the wind or he will bring up a mile or two to leeward of the point he is aiming at.
I want you to survey a railroad from Carson City westward to a certain point!
They made a good many inquiries as to the location of that indefinite "certain point," but got no information.
So I baled out the seas we shipped, and Johnny pulled heavily through the billows till we had reached a point three or four miles beyond the camp.
I was just on the point of starting to Esmeralda, but turned with the tide and got ready for Humboldt.
I was on the point of throwing it away.
Up to this moment Petrus, though he had felt strongly impelled to rush to the rescue of his severely handled fellow-believer, had nevertheless allowed the injured husband to have his way, for he seemed disposed to act with unusual mildness, and the Alexandrian to be worthy of all punishment; but at this point Dorothea's request would not have been needed to prompt him to interfere.
That he did not offer to do so until invited, though he betrayed no sense of social inferiority, seemed another point in his favour.
To get her out of the house was the main point; if she chose to depart in a whirlwind, that was her own affair.
Silent, and wondering in gloomy resignation what new annoyance was prepared for her, Emmeline sat with eyes averted, whilst the stout woman mopped her face and talked disconnectedly of the hardships of travelling in such weather as this; when at length she reached her point, Mrs. Higgins became lucid and emphatic.
And no people are more jealous on this very point than the French.
Here is where a Russian understands the American or the French point of view, much better than an American or a Frenchman understands the Russian's.
I should like to discuss it with my father, but am afraid to touch a sore point.
What a case in point is the Duma, of which so much was expected!
The books of Dostoevski and Tolstoi point directly to the Gospel, and although Russia is theoretically a Christian nation, no country needs real Christianity more than she.
From the moral point of view, it is a terrible indictment against the most corrupt bureaucracy of modern times, from the comic point of view, it is an uproarious farce.
All the subsequent great novels in Russia point back to "Dead Souls.
One of his acquaintances, hearing him spoken of as Tartuffe, replies, "No, the point is, he is not a Tartuffe.

Examples of Point

Example #1
Then he would buy my Colisyum, and I wouldn't sell it for all his puffball lordship might offer.
Example #2
I had but come back in time-a day later, and he would have sat here and seen me in the Pit below before giving way.
Example #3
The Nile wound its way through the green plains, stretching as far to the north as eye could see between the opal and mauve and gold of the Libyan Hills.
Example #4
At his feet lay the great mosque, and the citadel, whose guns controlled the city, could pour into it a lava stream of shot and shell.
Example #5
And yet the first complaint a Washoe visitor to San Francisco makes, is that the sea winds blow so, there!
Example #6
It is a pretty regular wind, in the summer time.