Dictionary Results for points


1. point - noun

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

Hypernym(s): component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient




2. point - noun

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

Hypernym(s): location




3. 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"

Hypernym(s): meaning, significance, signification, import




4. point - noun

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

Synonym(s): detail, item

Hypernym(s): fact




5. 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?"

Synonym(s): degree, level, stage

Hypernym(s): state




6. point - noun

· an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"

Synonym(s): point_in_time

Hypernym(s): measure, quantity, amount




7. point - noun

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

Hypernym(s): aim, object, objective, target




8. point - noun

· a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"

Synonym(s): tip, peak

Hypernym(s): convex_shape, convexity




9. point - noun

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

Synonym(s): dot

Hypernym(s): disk, disc, saucer




10. 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"

Hypernym(s): unit_of_measurement, unit




11. point - noun

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

Hypernym(s): promontory, headland, head, foreland




12. 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"

Synonym(s): item

Hypernym(s): part, portion, component_part, component, constituent




13. point - noun

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

Hypernym(s): relevance, relevancy




14. point - noun

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

Synonym(s): spot

Hypernym(s): characteristic




15. point - noun

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

Hypernym(s): end, terminal




16. point - noun

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

Synonym(s): compass_point

Hypernym(s): direction




17. point - noun

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

Hypernym(s): linear_unit, linear_measure




18. 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

Hypernym(s): loan




19. 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"

Synonym(s): period, full_stop, stop, full_point

Hypernym(s): punctuation, punctuation_mark




20. point - noun

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

Synonym(s): head

Hypernym(s): mark




21. point - noun

· the dot at the left of a decimal fraction

Synonym(s): decimal_point, percentage_point

Hypernym(s): mathematical_notation




22. point - noun

· the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip

Synonym(s): pointedness

Hypernym(s): taper

Antonym(s): unpointedness




23. point - noun

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

Hypernym(s): characteristic




24. point - noun

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

Synonym(s): gunpoint

Hypernym(s): gun_muzzle, muzzle




25. point - noun

· a wall socket

Synonym(s): power_point

Hypernym(s): wall_socket, wall_plug, electric_outlet, electrical_outlet, outlet, electric_receptacle




26. point - noun

· a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs

Synonym(s): distributor_point, breaker_point

Hypernym(s): contact, tangency




27. 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"

Synonym(s): indicate, designate, show

Hypernym(s): inform




28. point - verb

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

Synonym(s): orient

Hypernym(s): lie




29. point - verb

· direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"

Synonym(s): charge, level

Hypernym(s): aim, take, train, take_aim, direct




30. point - verb

· direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Synonym(s): steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, head, guide, channelize, channelise

Hypernym(s): control, command




31. 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"

Synonym(s): bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal

Hypernym(s): tell




32. point - verb

· sail close to the wind

Synonym(s): luff

Hypernym(s): sail




33. point - verb

· mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

Hypernym(s): tag, label, mark




34. point - verb

· mark with diacritics; "point the letter"

Hypernym(s): tag, label, mark




35. point - verb

· mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes

Hypernym(s): tag, label, mark




36. point - verb

· be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease"

Hypernym(s): be




37. 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"

Synonym(s): target, aim, place, direct

Hypernym(s): aim, take, train, take_aim, direct




38. point - verb

· indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle; "the dog pointed the dead duck"

Hypernym(s): indicate, point, designate, show




39. point - verb

· give a point to; "The candles are tapered"

Synonym(s): sharpen, taper

Hypernym(s): change_shape, change_form, deform




40. point - verb

· repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"

Synonym(s): repoint

Hypernym(s): repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish_up, restore, touch_on





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