point point  /ˈpɔ ɪnt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a geometric element that has position but no extension
  2. (n) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
  3. (n) a brief version of the essential meaning of something
  4. (n) an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
  5. (n) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
  6. (n) an instant of time
  7. (n) the object of an activity
  8. (n) a V shape
  9. (n) a very small circular shape
  10. (n) the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
  11. (n) a promontory extending out into a large body of water
  12. (n) a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
  13. (n) a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
  14. (n) an outstanding characteristic
  15. (n) sharp end
  16. (n) any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
  17. (n) a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
  18. (n) 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
  19. (n) a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
  20. (n) a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
  21. (n) the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
  22. (n) the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
  23. (n) a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
  24. (n) the gun muzzle's direction
  25. (n) a wall socket
  26. (n) a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
  27. (v) indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
  28. (v) be oriented
  29. (v) direct into a position for use
  30. (v) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  31. (v) be a signal for or a symptom of
  32. (v) sail close to the wind
  33. (v) mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
  34. (v) mark with diacritics
  35. (v) mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
  36. (v) be positionable in a specified manner
  37. (v) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
  38. (v) indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
  39. (v) give a point to
  40. (v) repair the joints of bricks

Usage(s):

  1. The network has long been the only one in the region with a point-counterpoint approach, where many others are 'point-point-point.
  2. The second child, in turn, is a point ahead of the third.
  3. Julie Jacobson AP Monday marks the end of August, a month with both good and bad news out of Afghanistan and the approach of a key turning point.

News

  1. Crown Point's Sophie retires after three decades on the Square

    CROWN POINT | After three decades on Crown Point’s historic Courthouse Square serving three generations of families, Sophie Burwinkel is closing her shop.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Times of Northwest Indiana

  2. Point of the Week

    This point, known to acupuncturists as Bladder 17, is located on the back an inch and a half from the...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Community Voice

  3. Crown Point Energy Inc. - Archive Webcast of June 12, 2013 EPAC Oil & Gas Investor Showcase

    Crown Point Energy Inc. - Archive Webcast of June 12, 2013 EPAC Oil & Gas Investor Showcase
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. He called last year's bull market, remember, saying in March of 2009, "What you're now seeing is profit-and-earning ratios are starting to get to the point where buying stocks is a potentially good deal," whereupon stocks promptly embarked on...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "At this point, it does not threaten the site, but we know that these tracks can change, and we're paying very close attention to it," Allen said in a briefing Saturday. "We know the weather is unpredictable and we could have a sudden,...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Thad W Allen Source: USA Today

  3. "If Sao Paulo wants to host the opening game or the competition as a whole, the deadline is getting close," Teixeira said. "Cape Town built [Green Point Stadium] in two-and-a-half years, so we are dangerously close to the limit. The issue...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Teixeira Source: National

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