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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)

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.

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?"