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points, plural;
  1. 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
  2. Indicate a particular time, direction, or reading
    • - a sign pointing left
  3. Direct or aim (something) at someone or something
    • - he pointed the flashlight beam at the floor
  4. Face or be turned in a particular direction
    • - two of its toes point forward and two point back
  5. Cite or put forward a fact or situation as evidence of something
    • - he points to several factors supporting this conclusion
  6. (of a situation) Be evidence or an indication that (something) is likely to happen or be the case
    • - everything pointed to an eastern attack
  7. (of a dog) Indicate the presence of (game) by acting as pointer

  8. Extend (the toes or feet) by tensing the foot and ankle so as to form a point

  9. Give force or emphasis to (words or actions)
    • - he wouldn't miss the opportunity to point a moral
  10. Reveal the true nature or importance of something
    • - he did so much to point up their plight in the 1960s
  11. Fill in or repair the joints of (brickwork, a brick structure, or tiling) with smoothly finished mortar or cement

  12. Give a sharp, tapered point to
    • - he twisted and pointed his mustache
  13. Insert points in (written Hebrew)

  14. Mark (Psalms) with signs for chanting

  15. (of a sailing vessel) Sail close to the wind

Noun
  1. The tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object
    • - the point of his dagger
    • - a pencil point
  2. A pointed flake or blade, esp. one that has been worked

  3. The tip of a person's chin as a spot for a blow

  4. The prong of a deer's antler

  5. A dot or other punctuation mark, in particular a period

  6. A decimal point
    • - fifty-five point nine
  7. A dot or small stroke used in the alphabets of Semitic languages to indicate vowels or distinguish particular consonants

  8. A very small dot or mark on a surface
    • - the sky was studded with points of light
  9. 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
  10. A particular moment in time or stage in a process
    • - from this point onward, the teacher was completely won over
  11. The critical or decisive moment
    • - when it came to the point, he would probably do what was expected of him
  12. The verge or brink of (doing or being something)
    • - she was on the point of leaving
  13. A stage or level at which a change of state occurs
    • - it is packed to the bursting point
  14. Any of the twenty-four triangles on a backgammon board

  15. (in geometry) Something having position but not spatial extent, magnitude, dimension, or direction, for example the intersection of two lines

  16. A wall outlet or jack
    • - a telephone point
  17. A single item or detail in an extended discussion, list, or text
    • - you ignore a number of important points
  18. An argument or idea put forward by a person in discussion
    • - he made the point that economic regulation involves controls on pricing
  19. An interesting or convincing idea
    • - you must admit he does have a point
  20. The significant or essential element of what is intended or being discussed
    • - it took her a long time to come to the point
  21. 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?
  22. Relevance or effectiveness

  23. A distinctive feature or characteristic, typically a good one, of a person or thing
    • - he has his good points
  24. (in sports and games) A mark or unit of scoring
    • - he scored 13 of his team's final 19 points against Houston
  25. (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

  26. A unit used in measuring value, achievement, or extent
    • - the shares index was down seven points
  27. An advantage or success in an argument or discussion
    • - she smiled, assuming she had won her point
  28. A unit of credit toward an award or benefit

  29. A percentage of the profits from a movie or recording offered to certain people involved in its production

  30. 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
  31. A unit of weight (one hundredth of a carat, or 2 mg) for diamonds

  32. A unit of varying value, used in quoting the price of stocks, bonds, or futures

  33. 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

  34. (in piquet) The longest suit in a player's hand, containing a specified number of up to eight cards

  35. Each of thirty-two directions marked at equal distances around a compass

  36. The corresponding direction toward the horizon

  37. The angular interval between two successive points of a compass, i.e., one eighth of a right angle (11° 15ʹ)

  38. Unspecified places considered in terms of their direction from a specified place
    • - they headed down I-95 to Philadelphia and points south
  39. A narrow piece of land jutting out into a lake or ocean
    • - the boat came around the point
    • - Sandy Point
  40. 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)

  41. A frontcourt position, usually manned by the guard who sets up the team's defense

  42. Either of two areas in each attacking zone, just inside the blue line where it meets the boards

  43. Each of a set of electrical contacts in the distributor of a motor vehicle

  44. A small leading party of an advanced guard of troops

  45. 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
  46. The extremities of an animal, typically a horse or cat, such as the face, paws, and tail of a Siamese cat

  47. A spot to which a straight run is made

  48. A run of this type
    • - our fox made his point to Moorhill
  49. A tagged piece of ribbon or cord used for lacing a garment or attaching breeches to a doublet

  50. A short piece of cord for tying up a reef in a sail

  51. The action or position of a dog in pointing
    • - a bird dog on point
  52. An important phrase or subject, esp. in a contrapuntal composition


  1. a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"
  2. 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"
  3. orient: be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
  4. the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
  5. 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"
  6. charge: direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
  7. 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 .
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. 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. ...
  11. The carat is a unit of mass equal to 200 mg (0.007055 oz), and it is used for measuring gemstones and pearls.
  12. 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. ...
  13. 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. ...
  14. (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. ...
  15. (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.
  16. (points) Units of measure used to specify type sizes, line width, and line spacing. One point is approximately 1/72 of an inch.
  17. (POINTS) 1/100th of a carat. For example, a 1/4 carat diamond weighs 25 points.
  18. (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.
  19. (POINTS) Peculiarities in a published book whose presence or absence helps to determine edition, issue, or state.
  20. (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.
  21. (Points) Distinguishing characteristics, usually errors, that occur within a first edition and indicate the priority of copies.
  22. (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.
  23. 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. ...
  24. 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). ...
  25. (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. ...