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

6. (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"

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

8. (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?"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24. (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"

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

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

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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