Associations to the word «Point»

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POINT, noun. A discrete division of something.
POINT, noun. An individual element in a larger whole; a particular detail, thought, or quality. [from 13th c.]
POINT, noun. A particular moment in an event or occurrence; a juncture. [from 13th c.]
POINT, noun. (archaic) Condition, state. [from 13th c.]
POINT, noun. A topic of discussion or debate; a proposition, a focus of conversation or consideration. [from 14th c.]
POINT, noun. (obsolete) The smallest quantity of something; a jot, a whit. [14th-17th c.]
POINT, noun. (obsolete) A tiny amount of time; a moment. [14th-17th c.]
POINT, noun. A specific location or place, seen as a spatial position. [from 14th c.]
POINT, noun. (mathematics) (science) A zero-dimensional mathematical object representing a location in one or more dimensions; something considered to have position but no magnitude or direction. [from 14th c.]
POINT, noun. A purpose or objective. [from 14th c.]
POINT, noun. A full stop or other terminal punctuation mark. [from 14th c.]
POINT, noun. (music) A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time. In ancient music, it distinguished or characterized certain tones or styles (points of perfection, of augmentation, etc.). In modern music, it is placed on the right of a note to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half.
POINT, noun. (by extension) A note; a tune.
POINT, noun. A distinguishing quality or characteristic. [from 15th c.]
POINT, noun. Something tiny, as a pinprick; a very small mark. [from 15th c.]
POINT, noun. (now only in phrases) A tenth; formerly also a twelfth. [from 17th c.]
POINT, noun. Each of the marks or strokes written above letters, especially in Semitic languages, to indicate vowels, stress etc. [from 17th c.]
POINT, noun. (gaming) A unit of scoring in a game or competition. [from 18th c.]
POINT, noun. (mathematics) A decimal point (now especially when reading decimal fractions aloud). [from 18th c.]
POINT, noun. (economics) A unit used to express differences in prices of stocks and shares. [from 19th c.]
POINT, noun. (typography) a unit of measure equal to 1/12 of a pica, or approximately 1/72 of an inch (exactly 1/72 of an inch in the digital era). [from 19th c.]
POINT, noun. (UK) An electric power socket. [from 20th c.]
POINT, noun. (navigation) (nautical) A unit of bearing equal to one thirty-second of a circle, i.e. 11.25°.
POINT, noun. A sharp extremity.
POINT, noun. The sharp tip of an object. [from 14th c.]
POINT, noun. Any projecting extremity of an object. [from 14th c.]
POINT, noun. An object which has a sharp or tapering tip. [from 14th c.]
POINT, noun. (backgammon) Each of the twelve triangular positions in either table of a backgammon board, on which the stones are played. [from 15th c.]
POINT, noun. A peninsula or promontory. [from 15th c.]
POINT, noun. The position at the front or vanguard of an advancing force. [from 16th c.]
POINT, noun. Each of the main directions on a compass, usually considered to be 32 in number; a direction. [from 16th c.]
POINT, noun. (nautical) The difference between two points of the compass.
POINT, noun. Pointedness of speech or writing; a penetrating or decisive quality of expression. [from 17th c.]
POINT, noun. (railroads) (UK) (in the plural) A railroad switch. [from 19th c.]
POINT, noun. (usually in the plural) An area of contrasting colour on an animal, especially a dog; a marking. [from 19th c.]
POINT, noun. A tine or snag of an antler.
POINT, noun. (fencing) A movement executed with the sabre or foil.
POINT, noun. (heraldry) One of the several different parts of the escutcheon.
POINT, noun. (nautical) A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails.
POINT, noun. (historical) A string or lace used to tie together certain garments.
POINT, noun. Lace worked by the needle.
POINT, noun. (US) (slang) (dated) An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.
POINT, noun. The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game.
POINT, noun. (falconry) The perpendicular rising of a hawk over the place where its prey has gone into cover.
POINT, noun. The act of pointing, as of the foot downward in certain dance positions.
POINT, noun. (medicine) (obsolete) A vaccine point.
POINT, noun. In various sports, a position of a certain player, or, by extension, the player occupying that position.
POINT, noun. (cricket) A fielding position square of the wicket on the off side, between gully and cover. [from 19th c.]
POINT, noun. (lacrosse) (ice hockey) The position of the player of each side who stands a short distance in front of the goalkeeper.
POINT, noun. (baseball) The position of the pitcher and catcher.
POINT, noun. (hunting) A spot to which a straight run is made; hence, a straight run from point to point; a cross-country run.
POINT, verb. (intransitive) To extend the index finger in the direction of something in order to show where it is or to draw attention to it.
POINT, verb. (intransitive) To draw attention to something or indicate a direction.
POINT, verb. (intransitive) To face in a particular direction.
POINT, verb. (transitive) To direct toward an object; to aim.
POINT, verb. To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end.
POINT, verb. (intransitive) to indicate a probability of something
POINT, verb. (ambitransitive) (masonry) To repair mortar.
POINT, verb. (transitive) (masonry) To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it to a smooth surface.
POINT, verb. (stone-cutting) To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.
POINT, verb. (transitive) To direct or encourage (someone) in a particular direction.
POINT, verb. (transitive) (mathematics) To separate an integer from a decimal with a decimal point.
POINT, verb. (transitive) To mark with diacritics.
POINT, verb. (dated) To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate.
POINT, verb. (transitive) (computing) To direct the central processing unit to seek information at a certain location in memory.
POINT, verb. (transitive) (Internet) To direct requests sent to a domain name to the IP address corresponding to that domain name.
POINT, verb. (intransitive) (nautical) To sail close to the wind.
POINT, verb. (intransitive) (hunting) To indicate the presence of game by a fixed and steady look, as certain hunting dogs do.
POINT, verb. (medicine) (of an abscess) To approximate to the surface; to head.
POINT, verb. (obsolete) To appoint.
POINT, verb. (dated) To give particular prominence to; to designate in a special manner; to point out.
POINT BAR, noun. (geology) A ridge, formed from the accretion of sand or gravel, on the inside curve of a meander
POINT BARS, noun. Plural of point bar
POINT BLANK, adjective. The distance between a gun and a target such that it requires minimal effort in aiming it. In particular no allowance needs to be made for effects of gravity, target movement or wind in aiming the projectile.
POINT BLANK, adverb. Horizontally (as the angle at which a projectile is launched); directly or straight (at the target).
POINT BLANK, adverb. (idiomatic) Directly; bluntly; without pretense or caution.
POINT BREAK, noun. (surfing slang) The location where a wave breaks as it hits a point of land jutting out from the coastline.
POINT CLOUD, noun. A series of points in 3D space, defined in X, Y, Z format, which collectively describe the geometry of a physical object.
POINT CLOUDS, noun. Plural of point cloud
POINT D'APPUI, noun. (military) A given point or body upon which troops are formed, or by which they are marched in line or column.
POINT D'APPUI, noun. (military) An advantageous defensive support; a foothold.
POINT DUTY, noun. Traffic control by a police officer stationed at an intersection.
POINT FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) Any function whose values are points
POINT FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of point function
POINT GROUP, noun. (mathematics) a group of isometries leaving a fixed point
POINT GROUPS, noun. Plural of point group
POINT GUARD, noun. (basketball) A guard who is usually the shortest of the five basketball positions, and specializes in handling the ball, distributing it to the other players and generally running the team's offense.
POINT GUARDS, noun. Plural of point guard
POINT IN TIME, noun. A moment (of time).
POINT LACE, noun. Lace wrought with the needle, as distinguished from pillow lace.
POINT MAN, noun. (military) In combat, the soldier who takes point; the soldier who assumes the first and most exposed position in a combat military formation; the lead soldier/unit advancing through hostile or unsecured territory.
POINT MAN, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A most trusted assistant or associate; the person to upon whom one would most rely.
POINT MASS, noun. (classical mechanics) A theoretical point with mass assigned to it.
POINT MASSES, noun. Plural of point mass
POINT MEN, noun. Plural of point man
POINT MUTATION, noun. (genetics) A mutation that involves the replacement, addition or deletion of a small number of bases (especially just one) at a specific site within a gene
POINT MUTATIONS, noun. Plural of point mutation
POINT NET, noun. A machine-made lace imitating Brussels ground.
POINT OF ARTICULATION, noun. (phonetics) Alternative term for place of articulation
POINT OF CONTACT, noun. The single person who represents an organization, for a specific task.
POINT OF CONTACT, noun. (computing) A person who is associated with a defined Internet entity.
POINT OF CONTACT, noun. (scientific) A specific intersection; a contact point.
POINT OF INEVITABILITY, noun. In sexual intercourse or masturbation, a level of sexual arousal in the male that results in orgasm and ejaculation, i.e., climax. It is that point at which ejaculating becomes inevitable.
POINT OF INFLECTION, noun. (mathematics) a point on a curve at which the sign of the curvature changes; at this point the second derivative of the underlying function will be zero, but positive on one side and negative on the other.
POINT OF INTEREST, noun. (engineering) A point on an engineering drawing that has been added to make the layout of the part easier. It is usually the intersection of the tangent lines of a curve.
POINT OF NO RETURN, noun. (aviation) The point in an aircraft's flight when there is insufficient fuel to reverse direction and return to the place of origin.
POINT OF NO RETURN, noun. (idiomatic) The point in any journey, process, or sequence of events when it is no longer possible to reverse course or stop the process.
POINT OF ORDER, noun. (politics) A motion calling attention to a breach of order of the rules.
POINT OF PRIDE, noun. Something which produces a feeling of self-satisfaction, especially an admirable personal characteristic or accomplishment.
POINT OF PURCHASE, noun. (business) (marketing) A place where a product or service may be or has been purchased.
POINT OF REFERENCE, noun. A particular point in space which is used as an endpoint to measure a distance from or chart a map from.
POINT OF REFERENCE, noun. A unique intellectual datum used to relate other ideas.
POINT OF SAIL, noun. (nautical) A sailing vessel's course in relation to the wind direction.
POINT OF SALE, noun. In an establishment that sells goods or services, the location at which payment for goods is made.
POINT OF VIEW, noun. A position from which something is seen; outlook; standpoint.
POINT OF VIEW, noun. An attitude, opinion, or set of beliefs.
POINT OF VIEW, noun. (literary theory) The perspective from which a narrative is related.
POINT OUT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To identify among a group of similar subjects, or in a scene where the subject might not be readily seen or noticed, with a gesture of the body.
POINT OUT, verb. (figuratively) (idiomatic) To tell, remind, indicate.
POINT PAPER, noun. Paper pricked through so as to form a stencil for transferring a design.
POINT PRESSER, noun. (sewing) An object with a free-standing point for use in ironing collars, corners and facings
POINT RELEASE, noun. (software) A release (edition) that is only slightly different from a previous version and thus having the same major version number, only differing in minor version number (after the decimal point).
POINT RELEASES, noun. Plural of point release
POINT SOURCE, noun. (sciences) a source of pollution, radiation, waves, fluid or other substance that has one specific location (and negligible physical extent, distinguishing a point source from other source geometries). In simulations they can often be approximated using mathematical point sources.
POINT SOURCE, noun. (mathematics) the abstract concept of a singularity emitting a flux or flow. A source with infinitesimal dimensions in space.
POINT SOURCES, noun. Plural of point source
POINT TAKEN, interjection. Indicates comprehension on the part of the speaker regarding a specific observation or objection raised by another.
POINT THE BONE, verb. (transitive and intransitive) (Australia) (dated) (in Aboriginal culture) To place a curse (on another person) by pointing a bone (at that person); to curse by performing a magic ritual.
POINT THE BONE, verb. (Australia) (by extension) To blame (someone).
POINT THE FINGER, verb. (idiomatic) To accuse (someone); to direct or imply blame.
POINT THE FINGER AT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to accuse or blame

Dictionary definition

POINT, noun. A geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates".
POINT, noun. The precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street".
POINT, noun. A brief version of the essential meaning of something; "get to the point"; "he missed the point of the joke"; "life has lost its point".
POINT, noun. An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information".
POINT, noun. A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?".
POINT, noun. An instant of time; "at that point I had to leave".
POINT, noun. The object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?".
POINT, noun. A V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points".
POINT, noun. A very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots".
POINT, noun. The unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points".
POINT, noun. A promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point".
POINT, noun. A distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; "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".
POINT, noun. A style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect.
POINT, noun. An outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie".
POINT, noun. Sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil".
POINT, noun. Any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass".
POINT, noun. A linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch.
POINT, noun. 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.
POINT, noun. A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; "in England they call a period a stop".
POINT, noun. A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north".
POINT, noun. The dot at the left of a decimal fraction.
POINT, noun. The property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip.
POINT, noun. A distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points".
POINT, noun. The gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun".
POINT, noun. A wall socket.
POINT, noun. A contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs.
POINT, verb. 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".
POINT, verb. Be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward".
POINT, verb. Direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me".
POINT, verb. Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling.
POINT, verb. Be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued".
POINT, verb. Sail close to the wind.
POINT, verb. Mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics.
POINT, verb. Mark with diacritics; "point the letter".
POINT, verb. Mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes.
POINT, verb. Be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease".
POINT, verb. Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself".
POINT, verb. Indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle; "the dog pointed the dead duck".
POINT, verb. Give a point to; "The candles are tapered".
POINT, verb. Repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope