point


point
point [n1] speck bit, count, dot, fleck, flyspeck, full stop, iota, mark, minim, mite, mote, notch, particle, period, scrap, stop, tittle, trace; concepts 79,831 point [n2] specific location locality, locus, place, position, site, situation, spot, stage, station, where; concept 198 point [n3] sharp end, top, end of extension apex, awn, barb, beak, bill, cape, claw, cusp, dagger, foreland, head, headland, jag, nib, pin point, prick, prickler, promontory, prong, snag, spike, spine, spire, spur, sticker, stiletto, summit, sword, thorn, tine, tip, tooth; concepts 827,836 —Ant. bluntness, dullness point [n4] circumstance, stage; limited time brink, condition, date, degree, duration, edge, extent, instant, juncture, limit, moment, period, point in time, position, threshold, time, verge, very minute; concepts 696,815 point [n5] goal, aim appeal, attraction, bottom line*, charm, cogency, design, effectiveness, end, fascination, intent, intention, interest, motive, name of the game*, nitty-gritty*, nub, nuts and bolts*, object, objective, punch*, purpose, reason, significance, use, usefulness, utility, validity, validness; concept 659 point [n6] meaning, essence argument, bottom line*, burden, core, crux, drift, force, gist, head, heart, idea, import, kicker*, main idea, marrow, matter, meat*, motif, motive, name of the game*, nitty-gritty*, nub, nuts and bolts*, pith, pointer, proposition, punch line*, question, score, stuff, subject, subject matter, text, theme, thrust, tip, tip-off*, topic; concepts 274,682 point [n7] aspect, characteristic attribute, case, circumstance, circumstantial, constituent, detail, element, facet, feature, instance, item, material, nicety, part, particular, peculiarity, property, quality, respect, side, thing*, trait; concepts 274,411,654 —Ant. personality, whole point [n8] scoring unit of sport competition count, mark, notch, score, tally; concepts 364,784 point [v1] show as probable; call attention bespeak, button down*, denote, designate, direct, finger*, hint, imply, indicate, lead, make*, name, offer, peg*, pin down*, put down for*, put finger on*, signify, suggest, tab*, tag*; concepts 118,138 point [v2] direct, lead aim, beam*, bring to bear, cast, face, guide, head, influence, lay, level, look, slant, steer, tend, train, turn, zero in*; concepts 187,201,623

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  • Point — Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Point — may refer to the following: Contents 1 Business and finance 2 Engineering 3 Entertainment …   Wikipedia

  • Point — (point), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pointing}.] [Cf. F. pointer. See {Point}, n.] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Point — (point), v. i. 1. To direct the point of something, as of a finger, for the purpose of designating an object, and attracting attention to it; with at. [1913 Webster] Now must the world point at poor Katharine. Shak. [1913 Webster] Point at the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Point — (point), v. t. & i. To appoint. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • POINT — s. m. Piqûre qui se fait dans de l étoffe avec une aiguille enfilée de soie, de laine, de fil, etc. Il n y a qu un point ou deux à faire pour recoudre cela. Faire un point d aiguille. Faire un point à une chemise qui est décousue.   Il se dit… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • POINT — n. m. Action de piquer dans un tissu avec une aiguille enfilée ou Résultat de cette action. Il n’y a qu’un point ou deux à faire pour recoudre cela. Faire un point d’ourlet. Faire un point à une chemise qui est décousue. Il se dit aussi de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • point — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, partly from Anglo French, prick, dot, moment, from Latin punctum, from neuter of punctus, past participle of pungere to prick; partly from Anglo French pointe sharp end, from Vulgar Latin *puncta, from Latin,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • POINT — adv. de négation Pas, nullement. En voulez vous ? Je n en veux point. Je ne doute point que cela ne soit. Ne voulez vous point venir ? Il n a point d argent. POINT, ne se dit jamais qu avec la particule négative, ou exprimée, comme dans les… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • point — See: AT SWORDS POINTS, AT THE POINT OF, BESIDE THE POINT, BOILING POINT, CASE IN POINT, COME TO THE POINT, EXTRA POINT, MAKE A POINT, ON THE POINT OF, SORE SPOT or SORE POINT, STRETCH A POINT or STRAIN A POINT, TALKING POINT …   Dictionary of American idioms


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