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Definition of "point" []

  • A sharp or tapered end: the point of a knife; the point of the antenna. (noun)
  • An object having a sharp or tapered end: a stone projectile point. (noun)
  • A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory. (noun)
  • A mark formed by or as if by a sharp end. (noun)
  • A mark or dot used in printing or writing for punctuation, especially a period. (noun)
  • A dot or tiny mark (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A location, spot, or position (noun)
  • Any dot or mark used in writing or printing, such as a decimal point or a full stop (noun)
  • The sharp tapered end of a pin, knife, etc (noun)
  • A pin, needle, or other object having such a point (noun)
  • A geometric element having no dimensions and whose position in space is located by means of its coordinates (noun)
  • A location (noun)
  • A promontory, usually smaller than a cape (noun)
  • A specific condition or degree (noun)
  • A moment (noun)
  • An important or fundamental reason, aim, etc (noun)
  • An essential element or thesis in an argument (noun)
  • A suggestion or tip (noun)
  • A detail or item (noun)
  • An important or outstanding characteristic, physical attribute, etc (noun)
  • A distinctive characteristic or quality of an animal, esp one used as a standard in judging livestock (noun)
  • Any of the extremities, such as the tail, ears, or feet, of a domestic animal (noun)
  • The tip of the toes (noun)
  • A single unit for measuring or counting, as in the scoring of a game (noun)
  • A unit of measurement equal to one twelfth of a pica, or approximately 0.01384 inch. There are approximately 72 points to the inch (noun)
  • A unit of value used to quote security and commodity prices and their fluctuations (noun)
  • A percentage unit sometimes payable by a borrower as a premium on a loan (noun)
  • One of the 32 marks on the circumference of a compass card indicating direction (noun)
  • The angle of 11°15′ between two adjacent marks (noun)
  • A point on the horizon indicated by such a mark (noun)
  • A fielding position at right angles to the batsman on the off side and relatively near the pitch (noun)
  • A fielder in this position (noun)
  • Any of the numbers cast in the first throw in craps with which one neither wins nor loses by throwing them: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 (noun)
  • Either of the two electrical contacts that make or break the current flow in the distributor of an internal-combustion engine (noun)
  • A junction of railway tracks in which a pair of rails can be moved so that a train can be directed onto either of two lines (noun)
  • A piece of ribbon, cord, etc, with metal tags at the end: used during the 16th and 17th centuries to fasten clothing (noun)
  • A place or position on the board (noun)
  • An aggressive position adopted in bayonet or sword drill (noun)
  • The position at the head of a body of troops, or a person in this position (noun)
  • The position of the body of a pointer or setter when it discovers game (noun)
  • A mark awarded for a scoring blow, knockdown, etc (noun)
  • Any diacritic used in a writing system, esp in a phonetic transcription, to indicate modifications of vowels or consonants (noun)
  • A unit of weight equal to 0.01 carat (noun)
  • The act of pointing (noun)
  • The position just inside the opponents' blue line (noun)
  • To indicate the location or direction of by or as by extending (a finger or other pointed object) towards it (verb)
  • To indicate or identify a specific person or thing among several (verb)
  • To direct or cause to go or face in a specific direction or towards a place or goal (verb)
  • To sharpen or taper (verb)
  • (of gun dogs) to indicate the place where game is lying by standing rigidly with the muzzle turned in its direction (verb)
  • To finish or repair the joints of (brickwork, masonry, etc) with mortar or cement (verb)
  • To mark (a psalm text) with vertical lines to indicate the points at which the music changes during chanting (verb)
  • To steer (a sailing vessel) close to the wind or (of a sailing vessel) to sail close to the wind (verb)
  • To provide (a letter or letters) with diacritics (verb)
  • To provide (a Hebrew or similar text) with vowel points (verb)

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Use "point" in a sentence
  • "Shkedy's team uses the Bible as a starting point to see what animals were once in Israel, reading the Scriptures with a conservationists 'point of view."
  • "Thom: And back to Chris Hedges 'point, and the larger point of is the planet melting down, are we melting down, and is it because of the way we think?"
  • "BROWN: Go ahead, David, but to address this point about whether or not the players have leverage really or, as to James 'point earlier, would the owners actually decide, you know, if this turned into something, like, hey, we don't want to deal with this; who needs the controversy?"