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point

point

 
 
pronunciation:
poInt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
beside the point, point out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sharp end of something.
The pencil point broke when he pressed on it.
synonyms:
end, tip
definition 2: a particular moment in time.
I was at the point of leaving when the phone rang.
similar words:
degree, phase, position, second, stage
definition 3: the meaning or purpose of a statement or action.
What's the point of that joke?
similar words:
importance, issue, meaning, object, purpose, substance
definition 4: a special quality.
This horse has many good points.
synonyms:
detail, quality
similar words:
part
definition 5: a unit used for keeping score in certain sports or achieving a grade in school.
She scored sixteen points in the basketball game.She earned ninety points on her test.
definition 6: a particular place in the world.
We stopped at three points between New York and Florida on our trip.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pointed, pointing, points
definition: to aim or direct at something.
I pointed my finger at my nose.
synonyms:
aim, direct
similar words:
shine
phrase: beside the point
phrase: point out
Word Builder: point +
  • pointed:
    having a short point.
  • pointer:
    a tool for pointing at something.
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