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Dictionary definition for: Point

1. (v) 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"

2. (n) a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"

3. (v) be oriented; "The weather vane points North"

4. (n) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"

5. (n) 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"

6. (v) direct into a position for use; "point a gun" "He charged his weapon at me"

7. (n) 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?"

8. (v) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

9. (n) an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar" "a point of information"

10. (v) 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"

11. (v) sail close to the wind

12. (n) an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"

13. (v) mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

14. (n) the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?"

15. (v) mark with diacritics; "point the letter"

16. (n) a V shape; "the cannibal''s teeth were filed to sharp points"

17. (v) mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes

18. (n) a very small circular shape; "a row of points" "draw lines between the dots"

19. (v) be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease"

20. (n) the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half" "a touchdown counts 6 points"

21. (v) 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"

22. (n) a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point"

23. (n) 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"

24. (v) give a point to; "The candles are tapered"

25. (n) a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect

26. (v) repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"

27. (n) an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"

28. (n) sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree" "he broke the point of his pencil"

29. (n) any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"

30. (n) a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch

31. (n) 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"

32. (n) a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"

33. (n) the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point

34. (n) a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"

35. (n) the gun muzzle''s direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun"

36. (n) a wall socket

37. (n) a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts distributor points and current flows to the spark plugs

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