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Point Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts distributor points and current flows to the spark plugs
  • sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
  • a wall socket
  • the gun muzzle''s direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun"
  • an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
  • a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"
  • the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point
  • an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
  • a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"
  • the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?"
  • 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 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 V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"
  • 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"
  • the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
  • a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point"
  • the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
  • 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; "he checked the point on his compass"
  • a V shape; "the cannibal''s teeth were filed to sharp points"
  • a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots"
  • 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?"
  • an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
  • repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"
  • give a point to; "The candles are tapered"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
  • be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease"
  • mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
  • mark with diacritics; "point the letter"
  • mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
  • sail close to the wind
  • direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • be oriented; "The weather vane points North"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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?" ,
  • an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information" ,
  • an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave" ,
  • the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?" ,
  • a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points" ,
  • a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots" , 10. the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points" , 1
  • a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point" , 1
  • 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" , 1
  • a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect , 1
  • an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie" , 1
  • sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil" , 1
  • any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass" , 1
  • a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch , 1
  • 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" , 1
  • a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north" , 20. the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip , 2
  • a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points" , 2
  • the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun" , 2
  • a wall socket , 2
  • a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Point'


  • Point: technical reasons, "Point #1" redirects here. For the Chevelle album, see Point No. 1. Point or points may refer to the following: Basis point, 1/100 of one
  • Neutral point of view: Within Wikipedia, "NPOV" or "Neutral point of view" may refer to Wikipedia:Neutral point of view. Neutral point of view may refer to: Objectivity (science)
  • Turning Point: Turning point may refer to: A point at which the derivative changes sign. See stationary point, in mathematics A climax (narrative), in narrative structure
  • Point guard: Point guard (PG), also called the one, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. A point guard has perhaps the most specialized
  • Three-point field goal: A three-point field goal (also known as a three-pointer, three, or trey) is a field goal in a basketball game made from beyond the three-point line, a
  • Point (ice hockey): In ice hockey, point has three modern meanings: A point is awarded to a player for each goal scored or assist earned. The total number of goals plus assists
  • Melting point: For the physical processes that takes place at the melting point, see Melting, Freezing and Crystallization. Not to be confused with protein melting temperature
  • Point-to-point: peer-to-peer. Point-to-point or point to point may refer to: Computing Point-to-point construction, an electronics assembly technique Point-to-point (network
  • Tipping point: Tipping point may refer to: Tipping point (climatology), in which the system is the global climate Tipping point (physics), in which the system is the

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* Principal Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul. - Billy Madison

* Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die and do not outlive yourself. - George Bernard Shaw

* The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one. - George Bernard Shaw


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