Direct someone's attention to the position or direction of something, typically by extending one's finger
the boys were nudging each other and pointing at me
he gripped her arm and pointed to the seat
it's rude to point
Indicate a particular time, direction, or reading
a sign pointing left
Direct or aim (something) at someone or something
he pointed the flashlight beam at the floor
Face or be turned in a particular direction
two of its toes point forward and two point back
Cite or put forward a fact or situation as evidence of something
he points to several factors supporting this conclusion
(of a situation) Be evidence or an indication that (something) is likely to happen or be the case
everything pointed to an eastern attack
(of a dog) Indicate the presence of (game) by acting as pointer
Extend (the toes or feet) by tensing the foot and ankle so as to form a point
Give force or emphasis to (words or actions)
he wouldn't miss the opportunity to point a moral
Reveal the true nature or importance of something
he did so much to point up their plight in the 1960s
Fill in or repair the joints of (brickwork, a brick structure, or tiling) with smoothly finished mortar or cement
Give a sharp, tapered point to
he twisted and pointed his mustache
Insert points in (written Hebrew)
Mark (Psalms) with signs for chanting
(of a sailing vessel) Sail close to the wind
The tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object
the point of his dagger
a pencil point
A pointed flake or blade, esp. one that has been worked
The tip of a person's chin as a spot for a blow
The prong of a deer's antler
A dot or other punctuation mark, in particular a period
A decimal point
fifty-five point nine
A dot or small stroke used in the alphabets of Semitic languages to indicate vowels or distinguish particular consonants
A very small dot or mark on a surface
the sky was studded with points of light
A particular spot, place, or position in an area or on a map, object, or surface
turn left at the point where you see a sign to Apple Grove
the furthermost point of the gallery
the check-in point
A particular moment in time or stage in a process
from this point onward, the teacher was completely won over
The critical or decisive moment
when it came to the point, he would probably do what was expected of him
The verge or brink of (doing or being something)
she was on the point of leaving
A stage or level at which a change of state occurs
it is packed to the bursting point
Any of the twenty-four triangles on a backgammon board
(in geometry) Something having position but not spatial extent, magnitude, dimension, or direction, for example the intersection of two lines
A wall outlet or jack
a telephone point
A single item or detail in an extended discussion, list, or text
you ignore a number of important points
An argument or idea put forward by a person in discussion
he made the point that economic regulation involves controls on pricing
An interesting or convincing idea
you must admit he does have a point
The significant or essential element of what is intended or being discussed
it took her a long time to come to the point
Advantage or purpose that can be gained from doing something
there was no point in denying the truth
what's the point of having things I don't need?
Relevance or effectiveness
A distinctive feature or characteristic, typically a good one, of a person or thing
he has his good points
(in sports and games) A mark or unit of scoring
he scored 13 of his team's final 19 points against Houston
(in craps) The combination total of the two thrown dice (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) that permits a shooter to keep throwing until the shooter throws the same number again and wins
A unit used in measuring value, achievement, or extent
the shares index was down seven points
An advantage or success in an argument or discussion
she smiled, assuming she had won her point
A unit of credit toward an award or benefit
A percentage of the profits from a movie or recording offered to certain people involved in its production
A punishment awarded by the courts for a driving offense and recorded cumulatively on a person's driver's license
operating under the influence meant ten points marked up against the driver
A unit of weight (one hundredth of a carat, or 2 mg) for diamonds
A unit of varying value, used in quoting the price of stocks, bonds, or futures
A value assigned to certain cards (4 points for an ace, 3 for a king, 2 for a queen, and 1 for a jack, sometimes with extra points for long or short suits) by a player in assessing the strength of a hand
(in piquet) The longest suit in a player's hand, containing a specified number of up to eight cards
Each of thirty-two directions marked at equal distances around a compass
The corresponding direction toward the horizon
The angular interval between two successive points of a compass, i.e., one eighth of a right angle (11° 15ʹ)
Unspecified places considered in terms of their direction from a specified place
they headed down I-95 to Philadelphia and points south
A narrow piece of land jutting out into a lake or ocean
the boat came around the point
A unit of measurement for type sizes and spacing, which in the US and UK is one twelfth of a pica, or 0.013835 inch (0.351 mm), and in Europe is 0.015 inch (0.376 mm)
A frontcourt position, usually manned by the guard who sets up the team's defense
Either of two areas in each attacking zone, just inside the blue line where it meets the boards
Each of a set of electrical contacts in the distributor of a motor vehicle
A small leading party of an advanced guard of troops
The position at the head of a column or wedge of troops
another marine said he would walk point because I had done it on the last patrol
The extremities of an animal, typically a horse or cat, such as the face, paws, and tail of a Siamese cat
A spot to which a straight run is made
A run of this type
our fox made his point to Moorhill
A tagged piece of ribbon or cord used for lacing a garment or attaching breeches to a doublet
A short piece of cord for tying up a reef in a sail
The action or position of a dog in pointing
a bird dog on point
An important phrase or subject, esp. in a contrapuntal composition
a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"
indicate: 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"
orient: be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
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"
charge: direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
An exclamation mark,or bang (!) is a punctuation mark usually used after an interjection or exclamation to indicate strong feelings or high volume, and often marks the end of a sentence. Example: "Watch out!" The character is encoded in Unicode at .
Points in basketball are used to keep track of the score in a game. Points can be accumulated by making field goals (two or three points) or free throws (one point).
Point coloration refers to animal coat coloration with a pale body and relatively darker extremities, i.e. the face, ears, feet, tail, and (in males) scrotum. It is most recognized as the coloration of Siamese and other breeds of cat, but can be found in rabbits and horses as well.
In games, score refers to an abstract quantity associated with a player or team. Score is usually measured in the abstract unit of points, and events in the game can raise or lower the score of different parties. ...
The carat is a unit of mass equal to 200 mg (0.007055 oz), and it is used for measuring gemstones and pearls.
In geometry, topology and related branches of mathematics a spatial point is a primitive notion upon which other concepts may be defined. In geometry, points have neither volume, area, length, nor any other higher dimensional analogue. Thus, a point is a 0-dimensional object. ...
A discrete division of something. An individual element in a larger whole; a particular detail, thought, or quality. [from 13th c.] A particular moment in an event or occurrence; a juncture. [from 13th c.] (archaic) Condition, state. [from 13th c. ...
(points) Movable rails which can be used to switch a train from one railway track to another; The two metal surfaces in a distributor which close or open to allow current to flow or not through the ignition coil. ...
(Points) A unit of measurement used to describe the weight of diamonds. One point is equivalent to one-hundredth of a carat. 1/100th of a carat.
(points) Units of measure used to specify type sizes, line width, and line spacing. One point is approximately 1/72 of an inch.
(POINTS) 1/100th of a carat. For example, a 1/4 carat diamond weighs 25 points.
(Points) An error or peculiarity in a book that helps differentiate it from other copies and may indicate a priority of issue. A point may increase the value of a book dramatically.
(POINTS) Peculiarities in a published book whose presence or absence helps to determine edition, issue, or state.
(Points) A one-time special fee or extra charge paid to a lender in order to secure a loan. Expressed as a percentage of face amount of mortgage.
(Points) Distinguishing characteristics, usually errors, that occur within a first edition and indicate the priority of copies.
(Points) Programs offered to interval owners by resorts that allow the owners choice and control over when and where they vacation or for how long or short they stay. Points are a symbolic unit of measure having no intrinsic value separate and apart from interval ownership.
Points are what show up on your California driving record and can cause your license to be revoked or suspended depending on the number you have in a given period of time. ...
Points earned by swimmers at a championship/scored meets for final place standings in each event and totaled by team to determine the meet champion. Usually, 1-20 points for the top 16 places in individual events and 2-40 points for the top 16 places in relay events). ...
(240 Points) Let’s say our really good jumper, who got a total of 110 points from the judges, jumped a bit past “K” on each ride, and earned 130 points for distance. That jumper’s score for the day would be 240. ...