Definition of Point
1. Noun. A geometric element that has position but no extension. "A point is defined by its coordinates"
Generic synonyms: Component, Constituent, Element, Factor, Ingredient
2. Verb. Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively. "He indicated his opponents"
Generic synonyms: Inform
Specialized synonyms: Finger, Call Attention, Point Out, Signalise, Signalize, Reflect
Derivative terms: Indication, Pointer, Pointer, Pointer
3. Noun. The precise location of something; a spatially limited location. "She walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
Specialized synonyms: Punctum, Blind Spot, Optic Disc, Optic Disk, Belly Button, Bellybutton, Navel, Omphalos, Omphalus, Umbilicus, Mcburney's Point, Node, Antinode, Beginning, Origin, Root, Rootage, Source, Celestial Point, Center, Centre, Midpoint, Crinion, Trichion, Chokepoint, Corner, Crossing, Focus, Geographic Point, Geographical Point, Ground Zero, Hot Spot, Hotspot, Midair, Abutment, Place, Position, Position, Pressure Point, Military Position, Position, Corner, Place, Spot, Topographic Point, Vanishing Point, Focal Point, Focus, Hilum, Focal Point, Focus, Nidus
4. Verb. Be oriented. "The dancers toes pointed outward"
5. Noun. A brief version of the essential meaning of something. "Life has lost its point"
Specialized synonyms: Bottom Line, Crux, Crux Of The Matter, Rallying Point, Talking Point
6. Verb. Direct into a position for use. "He charged his weapon at me"
7. Noun. An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole. "A point of information"
Generic synonyms: Fact
Specialized synonyms: Minutia, Nook And Cranny, Nooks And Crannies, Regard, Respect, Sticking Point, Technicality, Trifle, Triviality
Derivative terms: Detail, Itemise, Itemize
8. Verb. Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling. "The men point the boat "
Specialized synonyms: Dock, Sheer, Pull Over, Helm, Crab, Navigate, Stand Out, Starboard, Conn, Navigate, Pilot, Canalise, Canalize, Channel, Corner, Tree, Park
Generic synonyms: Command, Control
Derivative terms: Channelisation, Guide, Guide, Head, Head, Head, Heading, Maneuverable, Maneuverer, Manoeuvre, Steerage, Steerer, Steering, Steering
9. Noun. A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process. ; "At what stage are the social sciences?"
Generic synonyms: State
Specialized synonyms: Ladder, Acme, Elevation, Height, Meridian, Peak, Pinnacle, Summit, Superlative, Tiptop, Top, Extent, End Point, Resultant, Standard Of Life, Standard Of Living, Plane, State Of The Art, Ultimacy, Ultimateness, Quickening, Climax
10. Verb. Be a signal for or a symptom of. "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
Specialized synonyms: Augur, Auspicate, Betoken, Bode, Forecast, Foreshadow, Foretell, Omen, Portend, Predict, Prefigure, Presage, Prognosticate, Mark
Generic synonyms: Tell
Derivative terms: Indicant, Indication, Indication, Indicative, Indicator, Signal
11. Noun. An instant of time. "At that point I had to leave"
Generic synonyms: Amount, Measure, Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Distance, Date, Particular Date, Deadline, Arrival Time, Time Of Arrival, Departure Time, Time Of Departure, Midterm, Full Term, Term, Midterm, Instant, Minute, Moment, Second, Run-time, Beginning, Commencement, First, Get-go, Kickoff, Offset, Outset, Showtime, Start, Starting Time, Middle, End, Ending, Phase, Phase Angle, Show Time, Then
12. Verb. Sail close to the wind.
Category relationships: Navigation, Pilotage, Piloting
Generic synonyms: Sail
Derivative terms: Luff
13. Noun. The object of an activity. "What is the point of discussing it?"
14. Verb. Mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics.
15. Noun. A V shape. "The cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
Group relationships: Alpenstock, Arrowhead, Knife, Pencil, Blade, Brand, Steel, Sword, Cone, Cone Shape, Conoid
Specialized synonyms: Widow's Peak, Cusp, Head
Generic synonyms: Convex Shape, Convexity
16. Verb. Mark with diacritics. "Point the letter"
17. Noun. A very small circular shape. "Draw lines between the dots"
18. Verb. Mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes.
19. Noun. The unit of counting in scoring a game or contest. "A touchdown counts 6 points"
Generic synonyms: Unit, Unit Of Measurement
Group relationships: Score
20. Verb. Be positionable in a specified manner. "The gun points with ease"
21. Noun. A promontory extending out into a large body of water. "They sailed south around the point"
22. Verb. Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal. "Direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
Specialized synonyms: Address, Home In, Range In, Zero In
Generic synonyms: Aim, Direct, Take, Take Aim, Train
Derivative terms: Aim, Place, Target, Target
23. Noun. A distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list. "The main point on the agenda was taken up first"
Group relationships: List, Listing
Specialized synonyms: Agenda Item, Incidental, Inventory Item, Line Item, News Item, Place, Position
Generic synonyms: Component, Component Part, Constituent, Part, Portion
Derivative terms: Itemise, Itemize
24. Verb. Indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle. "The dog pointed the dead duck"
25. Noun. A style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect.
26. Verb. Give a point to. "The candles are tapered"
Generic synonyms: Change Form, Change Shape, Deform
Specialized synonyms: Acuminate
Derivative terms: Taper, Taper
Also: Taper Off, Taper Off
27. Noun. An outstanding characteristic. "His acting was one of the high points of the movie"
28. Verb. Repair the joints of bricks. "Point a chimney"
Generic synonyms: Bushel, Doctor, Fix, Furbish Up, Mend, Repair, Restore, Touch On
29. Noun. Sharp end. "He broke the point of his pencil"
Group relationships: Awl, Ice Pick, Icepick, Knife, Needle, Pencil, Pin
Generic synonyms: End, Terminal
30. Noun. Any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass. "He checked the point on his compass"
Generic synonyms: Direction
Specialized synonyms: Cardinal Compass Point, Nbe, North By East, Nne, Nor'-nor'-east, North Northeast, Nebn, Northeast By North, Ne, Nor'-east, Northeast, Northeastward, Nebe, Northeast By East, East Northeast, Ene, East By North, Ebn, East By South, Ebs, East Southeast, Ese, Sebe, Southeast By East, Se, Sou'-east, Southeast, Southeastward, Sebs, Southeast By South, Sou'-sou'-east, South Southeast, Sse, Sbe, South By East, Sbw, South By West, Sou'-sou'-west, South Southwest, Ssw, Southwest By South, Swbs, Sou'-west, Southwest, Southwestward, Sw, Southwest By West, Swbw, West Southwest, Wsw, Wbs, West By South, Wbn, West By North, West Northwest, Wnw, Northwest By West, Nwbw, Nor'-west, Northwest, Northwestward, Nw, Northwest By North, Nwbn, Nnw, Nor'-nor'-west, North Northwest, Nbw, North By West
31. Noun. A linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch.
32. Noun. 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.
33. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Punctuation, Punctuation Mark
Specialized synonyms: Suspension Point
34. Noun. A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer. "The point of the arrow was due north"
35. Noun. The dot at the left of a decimal fraction.
36. Noun. The property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip.
37. Noun. A distinguishing or individuating characteristic. "He knows my bad points as well as my good points"
38. Noun. The gun muzzle's direction. "He held me up at the point of a gun"
39. Noun. A wall socket.
Generic synonyms: Electric Outlet, Electric Receptacle, Electrical Outlet, Outlet, Wall Plug, Wall Socket
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
40. Noun. A contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs.
Generic synonyms: Contact, Tangency
Group relationships: Distributer, Distributor, Electrical Distributor
Definition of Point
1. v. t. & i. To appoint.
2. n. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin.
3. v. t. To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also figuratively; as, to point a moral.
4. v. i. To direct the point of something, as of a finger, for the purpose of designating an object, and attracting attention to it; -- with at.
5. n. A pointed piece of quill or bone covered at one end with vaccine matter; -- called also vaccine point.
Definition of Point
1. Noun. A discrete division of something. ¹
2. Noun. A sharp extremity. ¹
3. Verb. (intransitive) To extend the index finger in the direction of something in order to show where it is or to draw attention to it. ¹
4. Verb. (intransitive) To draw attention to something or indicate a direction. ¹
5. Verb. (intransitive) to indicate a probability of something ¹
6. Verb. (ambitransitive masonry) To repair mortar. ¹
7. Verb. (transitive) To direct or encourage (someone) in a particular direction ¹
8. Verb. (transitive mathematics) to separate an integer from a decimal with a decimal point ¹
9. Verb. (transitive) to mark with diacritics ¹
10. Verb. (transitive computing) To direct the central processing unit to seek information at a certain location in memory. ¹
11. Verb. (transitive Internet) To direct requests sent to a domain name to the IP address corresponding to that domain name. ¹
12. Verb. (intransitive nautical) to sail close to the wind ¹
13. Verb. (transitive hunting) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Point
1. to indicate direction with the finger [v -ED, -ING, -S]
Medical Definition of Point
1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, especially. The sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin.
2. An instrument which pricks or pierces, as a sort of needle used by engravers, etchers, lace workers, and others; also, a pointed cutting tool, as a stone cutter's point; called also pointer.
3. Anything which tapers to a sharp, well-defined termination. Specifically: A small promontory or cape; a tract of land extending into the water beyond the common shore line.
4. The mark made by the end of a sharp, piercing instrument, as a needle; a prick.
5. An indefinitely small space; a mere spot indicated or supposed.
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Literary usage of Point
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (1883)
"Another pilot spoke up and said— ' I had better water than that, and ran it lower down; started out from the false point—mark twain—-raised the second reef ..."
2. A Treatise on the Analytic Geometry of Three Dimensions by George Salmon (1865)
"CHAPTER I. THE point.. WE have seen already how the position of a point C ... To determine the position of any point Pin space, we have only to add to our ..."
3. A Treatise on Plane Co-ordinate Geometry as Applied to the Straight Line and by Isaac Todhunter (1888)
"CHAPTER I. CO-ORDINATES OF A point.. IN Plane Co-ordinate Geometry we investigate the properties of straight lines and curves lying in one plane by means of ..."
4. An Introductory Account of Certain Modern Ideas and Methods in Plane by Charlotte Angas Scott (1894)
"CHAPTER I. point AND LINE COORDINATES. Introductory.. In analytical geometry the subject-matter is geometry while the language is algebraic. ..."