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Pointed Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    pointed adj
  1. having a point [ant: pointless]
  2. direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant; "a pointed critique"; "a pointed allusion to what was going on"; "another pointed look in their direction"
Pointed Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Point \Point\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pointed; p. pr. & vb. n. Pointing.] [Cf. F. pointer. See Point, n.]
  1. 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.
  2. To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort.
  3. Hence, to direct the attention or notice of. Whosoever should be guided through his battles by Minerva, and pointed to every scene of them. --Pope.
  4. To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to point a composition.
  5. To mark (as Hebrew) with vowel points.
  6. To give particular prominence to; to designate in a special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the error was pointed out. --Pope. He points it, however, by no deviation from his straightforward manner of speech. --Dickens.
  7. To indicate or discover by a fixed look, as game.
  8. (Masonry) To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it to a smooth surface.
  9. (Stone Cutting) To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool. To point a rope (Naut.), to taper and neatly finish off the end by interweaving the nettles. To point a sail (Naut.), to affix points through the eyelet holes of the reefs. To point off, to divide into periods or groups, or to separate, by pointing, as figures. To point the yards (of a vessel) (Naut.), to brace them so that the wind shall strike the sails obliquely. --Totten.
Pointed Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Pointed \Point"ed\, a.
  1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock.
  2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing. His moral pleases, not his pointed wit. --Pope. Pointed arch (Arch.), an arch with a pointed crown. Pointed style (Arch.), a name given to that style of architecture in which the pointed arch is the predominant feature; -- more commonly called Gothic. --
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  • Pointed space: In mathematics , a pointed space is a topological space X with a distinguished basepoint x 0 in X. Maps of pointed spaces (based maps) are ...
  • Pointed hat: Pointed hats have been a distinctive item of headgear of a wide range of cultures throughout history. Though often suggesting an ancient ...
  • Pointed set: In mathematics , a pointed set is a set X with a distinguished basepoint x_0\in X. Maps of pointed sets (based maps) are functions ...

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* I'm not a teacher only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead-ahead of myself as well as you. - George Bernard Shaw

* It is a commonplace that the history of civilisation is largely the history of weapons. In particular, the connection between the discovery of gunpowder and the overthrow of feudalism by the bourgeoisie has been pointed out over and over again. And though I have no doubt exceptions can be brought forward, I think the following rule would be found to be generally true that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance. Thus, for example, tanks, battleships and bombing planes are inherently tyrannical weapons, while rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon --so long as there is no answer to it-- gives claws to the weak. - George Orwell

* A lady came up to me on the street and pointed to my suede jacket. 'You know a cow was murdered for that jacket' she sneered. I replied in a psychotic tone, 'I didn't know there were any witnesses. Now I'll have to kill you too.' - Jake Johanson


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