English dictionary definition of:

point


Noun

  • 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

Verb

  • 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

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Thesaurus

aim bespeak betoken channelise channelize charge degree designate detail direct dot guide gunpoint head indicate item level luff maneuver American English spelling manoeuver manoeuvre British English spelling orient peak period place pointedness repoint sharpen show signal spot stage steer stop taper target tip

Scrabble score for point


Scrabble score = 7

generated at 09:03:50 on 18-09-19

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