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point

point

 
pronunciation:
poInt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
beside the point, in point of, stretch a point, to the point
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sharp end of something.
the point of the speara pencil point
synonyms:
end, nib, peak, pike, spike, tip
similar words:
apex, extremity, pinnacle, prong, tine
definition 2: a piece of land that extends into water.
synonyms:
cape, foreland, spit
similar words:
headland, peninsula, projection, promontory
definition 3: a degree or position, as on a scale.
the freezing point of alcohol
synonyms:
degree
similar words:
phase, position, stage, step
definition 4: a specific moment in time, esp. in a process or continuing activity.
We were at the point of coming to an agreement when we were interrupted.
synonyms:
edge, instant, moment, verge
similar words:
brink, degree, phase, position, second, stage
definition 5: the meaning or purpose of a statement or action.
I don't understand your point.What's the point of doing this?
synonyms:
crux, drift, gist, import, sense, significance
similar words:
bottom line, importance, intention, issue, meaning, message, nitty-gritty, object, purpose, substance, tenor
definition 6: an idea put forth for consideration.
valid points in his argument
synonyms:
issue, matter, question, subject, topic
similar words:
consideration, idea
definition 7: a particular place in space or in the world.
The train stops at many points between the two cities.
definition 8: a quality or attribute.
This horse has many good points.
synonyms:
detail, property, quality, trait
similar words:
attribute, characteristic, component, part, specific
definition 9: one of the thirty-two directions as marked on a compass.
similar words:
direction
definition 10: the punctuation mark (.); period.
synonyms:
period
similar words:
full stop
definition 11: a unit used for keeping score in certain sports.
She scored sixteen points in the basketball game.
definition 12: in education, a unit used for grading and calculating credits.
similar words:
mark, score, unit
phrase: beside the point
phrase: in point of
phrase: stretch a point
phrase: to the point
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pointed, pointing, points
definition 1: to aim or direct at something.
She pointed her finger at me.
synonyms:
aim, direct, level
similar words:
home, shine
definition 2: to call attention to by indicating (usu. fol. by out).
The guide pointed out many interesting buildings.I pointed out the absurdity of waiting.
synonyms:
designate, indicate, specify
similar words:
direct, note, show
definition 3: to give added emphasis to (often fol. by up).
His crazy actions pointed up the need for control.
synonyms:
emphasize, highlight, stress
similar words:
spotlight
definition 4: to fill in (masonry) with a cementing substance.
similar words:
cement, mortar
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to show direction or location by pointing one's finger.
 
similar words:
denote, specify
definition 2: to indicate or call attention to something, as a tendency or outcome.
The experiment pointed to a breakthrough.
synonyms:
bespeak, denote, signify
similar words:
augur, bode, imply, portend, signal, suggest
definition 3: to face in a direction.
The front of the building points northward.
synonyms:
face, front
Word Builder: point +
  • pointed:
    having a short point.
  • pointer:
    a tool for pointing at something.
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