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pointer a person or thing that points or indicates. [5 definitions]
pointillism a school of painting in late nineteenth century France based on the use of small separate dots of paint which look united and luminous to the viewer's eye.
point lace a type of lace worked on a needle rather than a bobbin; needlepoint.
pointless useless to pursue; without meaning. [3 definitions]
point of honor a matter that affects one's reputation or honor.
point of no return the point in an aircraft's flight when it lacks sufficient fuel to return to its starting point, and must thus proceed forward. [2 definitions]
point of order a question as to whether a matter under discussion is in order according to the rules of parliamentary procedure.
point-of-sale of, pertaining to, or at the place where a purchase is made.
point of view a position or place from which one may view, consider, or appraise something; viewpoint; standpoint. [2 definitions]
point out to show or tell about something so that someone can see it or know it.
point system a method of grading that uses numbers instead of letter grades. [4 definitions]
pointy having a relatively sharp point. [2 definitions]
poise a state or position of equilibrium; balance. [6 definitions]
poison a substance that can kill or seriously harm living organisms, esp. by chemical means. [6 definitions]
poison dogwood poison sumac.
poison gas any of various toxic gases, such as chlorine, esp. when used in warfare.
poison ivy a North American plant bearing leaflets in groups of three, greenish flowers, and white berries and secreting an oil that can cause a severe rash on contact. [2 definitions]
poison oak a western North American shrub bearing leaves that often resemble oak leaves and secreting an oil that can cause a severe rash on contact. [2 definitions]
poisonous filled with or containing poison. [3 definitions]
poison-pen of a letter, note, or the like, containing invective, abuse, or threats designed to damage the reputation or happiness of the recipient, and usu. written anonymously.
poison pill a defensive measure taken by a corporation to prevent a takeover by making it too costly.