Definition of POINT

noun : POINT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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?" ;

  • 7. (

    ) the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?" ;

  • 9. (

    ) a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots" ;

  • 10. (

    ) the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points" ;

  • 11. (

    ) a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point" ;

  • 12. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 13. (

    ) a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect ;

  • 14. (

    ) an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie" ;

  • 15. (

    ) sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil" ;

  • 16. (

    ) any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass" ;

  • 17. (

    ) a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch ;

  • 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 ;

  • 20. (

    ) a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north" ;

  • 23. (

    ) a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points" ;

  • 24. (

    ) the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun" ;

verb : POINT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward" ;

  • 3. (