Definition of Pointed

1. Adjective. Having a point.

2. Adjective. Direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant. "Another pointed look in their direction"
Similar to: Direct
Derivative terms: Pointedness

Definition of Pointed

1. a. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock.

Definition of Pointed

1. Verb. (past of point) ¹

2. Adjective. (context: comparable) Sharp, barbed; not dull. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: not comparable) In animals, having a coat pattern with points, that is, darkening of the extremities. ¹

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Definition of Pointed

1. point [v] - See also: point

Medical Definition of Pointed

1. 1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock. 2. Characterised by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing. "His moral pleases, not his pointed wit." (Pope) Pointed arch, a name given to that style of architecture in which the pointed arch is the predominant feature; more commonly called Gothic. Point"edly, Point"edness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pointed

point tenderness
point the bone
point the finger
point the finger at
point the way
point up
point woman
pointed (current term)
pointed-leaf maple
pointed arch
pointed condyloma
pointed out
pointed the bone

Literary usage of Pointed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1913)
"She pointed out first of all that that word "American" was really superfluous, as, ... Then she analyzed American life; and pointed out that skyscrapers, ..."

2. The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Scotland from the Earliest Christian by David MacGibbon, Thomas Ross (1897)
"THIRD OR LATE pointed PERIOD. IN passing from the Middle pointed to the Late pointed periods in Scotland, we do not find any distinct break in the style of ..."

3. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... that it was too late for her; but pointed to her child, as if fhe would have faid, ... pointed ..."

4. Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1903)
"pointed boxes. Cone classifier. Lockhart's tubular classifier. ... Ellis Clark, Jr. Dimensions of pointed boxes and description ..."

5. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... his friends at R. It is far more effective to make his remarks quietly, with pointed humour. ^Shylock is here beside himself with anger and indignation. ..."

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