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Definition 1: sharp end - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stuck the point of the knife into a tree
  • he broke the point of his pencil

(point is a kind of ...) either extremity of something that has length

"the end of the pier" "she knotted the end of the thread" "they rode to the end of the line" "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"

(... is a kind of point ) each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to prevent slipping (or the shoes themselves)

"the second baseman sharpened his spikes before every game" "golfers' spikes damage the putting greens"

(... is a kind of point ) the head and sharpened point of a spear

(... is a kind of point ) the sharp point of a pin

(... is a kind of point ) a sharp point (as on the end of a spear)

(... is a kind of point ) the writing point of a pen

(... is a kind of point ) the pointed head or striking tip of an arrow

(... is a kind of point ) a very hard small point made from a diamond

(... is a kind of point ) a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove

(... is a kind of point ) point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch)

(... is a kind of point ) the pointed part of barbed wire

(... is part of point) edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle

(... is part of point) a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes

(... is part of point) a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things

(... is part of point) a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood

(... is part of point) pick consisting of a steel rod with a sharp point; used for breaking up blocks of ice

(... is part of point) a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)

Definition 2: a wall socket - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices

(point belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 3: the gun muzzle's direction - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he held me up at the point of a gun

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) the open circular discharging end of a gun

Definition 4: a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact

"they forget to solder the contacts"

(... is part of point) electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence

Definition 5: the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

Definition 6: an outstanding characteristic - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his acting was one of the high points of the movie

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) a distinguishing quality

Definition 7: a distinguishing or individuating characteristic - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he knows my bad points as well as my good points

(point is a kind of ...) a distinguishing quality

(... is a kind of point ) a characteristic of something that is up for sale that makes it attractive to potential customers

Definition 8: a geometric element that has position but no extension - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a point is defined by its coordinates

(point is a kind of ...) an abstract part of something

"jealousy was a component of his character" "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony" "the grammatical elements of a sentence" "a key factor in her success" "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"

(... is a kind of point ) (physics) a point in the ideal multidimensional phase space that is used to describe a system toward which the system tends to evolve regardless of the starting conditions of the system

(... is a kind of point ) a point where lines intersect

(... is a kind of point ) the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis

Definition 9: an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • several of the details are similar
  • a point of information

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred

"first you must collect all the facts of the case"

(... is a kind of point ) a small or minor detail

"he had memorized the many minutiae of the legal code"

(... is a kind of point ) something remote

"he explored every nook and cranny of science"

(... is a kind of point ) (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point

"it differs in that respect"

(... is a kind of point ) a point at which an impasse arises in progress toward an agreement or a goal

(... is a kind of point ) a detail that is considered insignificant

(... is a kind of point ) a specific detail in a set of rules or terms belonging to a particular field

"the resolution died on a technicality" "the defendant was acquitted on a legal technicality"

Definition 10: the object of an activity - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what is the point of discussing it?

(point is a kind of ...) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

Definition 11: a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in England they call a period a stop

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases

(... is a kind of point ) (usually plural) one of a series of points indicating that something has been omitted or that the sentence is incomplete

Definition 12: a brief version of the essential meaning of something - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • get to the point
  • he missed the point of the joke
  • life has lost its point

(point is a kind of ...) the message that is intended or expressed or signified

"what is the meaning of this sentence" "the significance of a red traffic light" "the signification of Chinese characters" "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

(... is a kind of point ) the decisive point

(... is a kind of point ) the most important point

(... is a kind of point ) a point or principle on which scattered or opposing groups can come together

(... is a kind of point ) an especially persuasive point helping to support an argument or discussion

Definition 13: a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the point of the arrow was due north

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)

"his answer was just a punctuation mark"

(... is part of point) a mark to indicate a direction or relation

Definition 14: a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he noticed an item in the New York Times
  • she had several items on her shopping list
  • the main point on the agenda was taken up first

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) something determined in relation to something that includes it

"he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself" "I read a portion of the manuscript" "the smaller component is hard to reach" "the animal constituent of plankton"

(... is a kind of point ) one of the items to be considered

(... is a kind of point ) an item that is incidental

(... is a kind of point ) an item listed in an inventory

(... is a kind of point ) an item in an appropriation bill

"Some governors can veto line items in their state budgets"

(... is a kind of point ) an item in a newspaper

(... is a kind of point ) an item on a list or in a sequence

"in the second place" "moved from third to fifth position"

(... is part of point) a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

Definition 15: the dot at the left of a decimal fraction - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) a notation used by mathematicians

Definition 16: the precise location of something; a spatially limited location - [noun denoting location]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

(point is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

(... is a kind of point ) the point of detonation (or above or below) of a nuclear weapon

(... is a kind of point ) a point of relatively intense heat or radiation

(... is a kind of point ) some point in the air; above ground level

"the planes collided in midair"

(... is a kind of point ) point of contact between two objects or parts

(... is a kind of point ) the particular portion of space occupied by something

"he put the lamp back in its place"

(... is a kind of point ) the appropriate or customary location

"the cars were in position"

(... is a kind of point ) any of several points on the body where the pulse can be felt and where pressure on an underlying artery will control bleeding from that artery at a more distal point

(... is a kind of point ) a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons

(... is a kind of point ) the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect

"the corners of a cube"

(... is a kind of point ) a point located with respect to surface features of some region

"this is a nice place for a picnic" "a bright spot on a planet"

(... is a kind of point ) the point beyond which something disappears or ceases to exist

(... is a kind of point ) a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges

(... is a kind of point ) the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to the funicle

(... is a kind of point ) a point on the surface of the Earth

(... is a kind of point ) a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section

(... is a kind of point ) (anatomy) a point or small area

(... is a kind of point ) the point where the optic nerve enters the retina; not sensitive to light

(... is a kind of point ) a scar where the umbilical cord was attached

"you were not supposed to show your navel on television" "they argued whether or not Adam had a navel" "she had a tattoo just above her bellybutton"

(... is a kind of point ) a point one third of the way along a line drawn from the hip to the umbilicus; the point of maximum sensitivity in acute appendicitis

(... is a kind of point ) (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system

(... is a kind of point ) (physics) the point of maximum displacement in a periodic system

(... is a kind of point ) the place where something begins, where it springs into being

"the Italian beginning of the Renaissance" "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation" "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River" "communism's Russian root"

(... is a kind of point ) a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)

(... is a kind of point ) a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

(... is a kind of point ) point where the hairline meets the midpoint of the forehead

(... is a kind of point ) a point of congestion or blockage

"the bridge is always a chokepoint at rush hour"

(... is a kind of point ) the point where two lines meet or intersect

"the corners of a rectangle"

(... is a kind of point ) a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect

(... is a kind of point ) a central point or locus of an infection in an organism

"the focus of infection"

Definition 17: a promontory extending out into a large body of water - [noun denoting object]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they sailed south around the point

(point is a kind of ...) a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

Definition 18: one percent of the total principal of a loan; it is paid at the time the loan is made and is independent of the interest on the loan - [noun denoting possession]

(point is a kind of ...) the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)

Definition 19: a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch - [noun denoting quantity]

(point is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of length

(... is part of point) a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing

Definition 20: the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he scored 20 points in the first half
  • a touchdown counts 6 points

(point is a kind of ...) any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange

"the dollar is the United States unit of currency" "a unit of wheat is a bushel" "change per unit volume"

(... is a kind of point ) in American football a point awarded for a successful place kick following a touchdown

(... is a kind of point ) (tennis) first point scored after deuce

(... is a kind of point ) (tennis) the final point needed to win a set in tennis

(... is a kind of point ) (tennis) the final point needed to win a match (especially in tennis)

(... is part of point) a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

"the score was 7 to 0"

Definition 21: any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he checked the point on his compass

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves

"he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point west of due south

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point midway between south and southwest

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point south of southwest

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point west of southwest

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point midway between west and southwest

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point south of due west

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point north of due west

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point midway between west and northwest

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point west of northwest

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point north of northwest

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is midway between north and northwest

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point east of due south

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point midway between south and southeast

(... is a kind of point ) one of the four main compass points

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point east (clockwise) of due north

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is midway between north and northeast

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point north of northeast

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point east of northeast

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point midway between northeast and east

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point north of due east

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point south of due east

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point midway between east and southeast

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point east of southeast

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point south of southeast

(... is a kind of point ) the compass point that is one point west of due north

Definition 22: a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect - [noun denoting linkdef]

(point is a kind of ...) the relation of something to the matter at hand

Definition 23: a V shape - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bulges outward

(... is a kind of point ) the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)

(... is a kind of point ) small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth

(... is a kind of point ) a V-shaped point in the hairline in the middle of the forehead

(... is part of point) a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

(... is part of point) a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood

(... is part of point) a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point

(... is part of point) the pointed head or striking tip of an arrow

(... is part of point) a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point

(... is part of point) a stout staff with a metal point; used by mountain climbers

Definition 24: a very small circular shape - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a row of points
  • draw lines between the dots

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate

"the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky"

Definition 25: a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process - [noun denoting state]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a remarkable degree of frankness
  • at what stage are the social sciences?

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of point ) the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus

(... is a kind of point ) the state or degree of being ultimate; the final or most extreme in degree or size or time or distance

"the ultimacy of these social values"

(... is a kind of point ) the highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time

"the state of the art in space travel"

(... is a kind of point ) a level of existence or development

"he lived on a worldly plane"

(... is a kind of point ) a level of material comfort in terms of goods and services available to someone or some group

"they enjoyed the highest standard of living in the country" "the lower the standard of living the easier it is to introduce an autocratic production system"

(... is a kind of point ) the final point in a process

(... is a kind of point ) the point or degree to which something extends

"the extent of the damage" "the full extent of the law" "to a certain extent she was right"

(... is a kind of point ) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

"his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty" "the artist's gifts are at their acme" "at the height of her career" "the peak of perfection" "summer was at its peak" "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame" "the summit of his ambition" "so many highest superlatives achieved by man" "at the top of his profession"

(... is a kind of point ) ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress

"he climbed the career ladder"

(... is a kind of point ) the most severe stage of a disease

Definition 26: an instant of time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • at that point I had to leave

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

(... is a kind of point ) the point in time at which an entertainment (a movie or television show etc.) is scheduled to begin

(... is a kind of point ) a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle

(... is a kind of point ) the point in time at which something ends

"the end of the year" "the ending of warranty period"

(... is a kind of point ) time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period

"the middle of the war" "rain during the middle of April"

(... is a kind of point ) the time at which something is supposed to begin

"they got an early start" "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

(... is a kind of point ) the time at which a (software or multimedia) program is run

(... is a kind of point ) a particular point in time

"the moment he arrived the party began"

(... is a kind of point ) the middle of the gestation period

(... is a kind of point ) the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent

"a healthy baby born at full term"

(... is a kind of point ) middle of an academic term or a political term in office

(... is a kind of point ) the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to depart from a given point of origin

(... is a kind of point ) the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to arrive at a given destination

(... is a kind of point ) the point in time at which something must be completed

(... is a kind of point ) a remote point in time

"if that happens it will be at some distance in the future" "at a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details"

(... is a kind of point ) that time; that moment

"we will arrive before then" "we were friends from then on"

Definition 27: give a point to - [verb of change]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The candles are tapered

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

(... is a kind of point ) make sharp or acute; taper; make (something) come to a point

Definition 28: repair the joints of bricks - [verb of change]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • point a chimney

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

"She repaired her TV set" "Repair my shoes please"

Definition 29: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively - [verb of communication]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I showed the customer the glove section
  • He pointed to the empty parking space
  • he indicated his opponents

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(... is a kind of point ) indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle

"the dog pointed the dead duck"

(... is a kind of point ) indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments

(... is a kind of point ) point out carefully and clearly

(... is a kind of point ) manifest or bring back

"This action reflects his true beliefs"

Definition 30: indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle - [verb of communication]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dog pointed the dead duck

(point is a kind of ...) indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

"I showed the customer the glove section" "He pointed to the empty parking space" "he indicated his opponents"

Definition 31: be a signal for or a symptom of - [verb of communication]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
  • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
  • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) let something be known

"Tell them that you will be late"

(... is a kind of point ) indicate, as with a sign or an omen

"These signs bode bad news"

(... is a kind of point ) designate as if by a mark

"This sign marks the border"

Definition 32: direct into a position for use - [verb of competition]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • point a gun
  • He charged his weapon at me

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

"Please don't aim at your little brother!" "He trained his gun on the burglar" "Don't train your camera on the women" "Take a swipe at one's opponent"

(point has a similar meaning as ...) be positionable in a specified manner

"The gun points with ease"

Definition 33: be positionable in a specified manner - [verb of competition]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The gun points with ease

(point is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(point has a similar meaning as ...) direct into a position for use

"point a gun" "He charged his weapon at me"

Definition 34: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal - [verb of competition]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
  • criticism directed at her superior
  • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

"Please don't aim at your little brother!" "He trained his gun on the burglar" "Don't train your camera on the women" "Take a swipe at one's opponent"

(... is a kind of point ) direct a question at someone

(... is a kind of point ) direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids

Definition 35: mark with diacritics - [verb of contact]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • point the letter

(point is a kind of ...) attach a tag or label to

"label these bottles"

Definition 36: mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes - [verb of contact]

(point is a kind of ...) attach a tag or label to

"label these bottles"

Definition 37: mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics - [verb of contact]

(point is a kind of ...) attach a tag or label to

"label these bottles"

Definition 38: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

(... is a kind of point ) maneuver a vehicle into a parking space

"Park the car in front of the library" "Can you park right here?"

(... is a kind of point ) force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape

(... is a kind of point ) direct the flow of

"channel information towards a broad audience"

(... is a kind of point ) act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance

"Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?" "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"

(... is a kind of point ) conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane

(... is a kind of point ) turn to the right, of helms or rudders

(... is a kind of point ) steer away from shore, of ships

(... is a kind of point ) direct carefully and safely

"He navigated his way to the altar"

(... is a kind of point ) direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind

(... is a kind of point ) be at or take the helm of

"helm the ship"

(... is a kind of point ) steer a vehicle to the side of the road

"The car pulled over when the ambulance approached at high speed"

(... is a kind of point ) cause to sheer

"She sheered her car around the obstacle"

(... is a kind of point ) maneuver into a dock

"dock the ships"

Definition 39: sail close to the wind - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) travel on water propelled by wind

"I love sailing, especially on the open sea" "the ship sails on"

(point belongs to category ...) the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

Definition 40: be oriented - [verb of stative]

Samples where point or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The weather vane points North
  • the dancers toes pointed outward

Synonyms for point in the sense of this definition

(point is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

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