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  • n  a geometric element that has position but no extension
    a point is defined by its coordinates
  • n  the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street
  • n  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
  • n  an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
    a point of information
  • n  a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
  • n  an instant of time
    at that point I had to leave
  • n  the object of an activity
    what is the point of discussing it?
  • n  a V shape
    the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points
  • n  a very small circular shape
    a row of points
  • n  the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
    he scored 20 points in the first half
    a touchdown counts 6 points
  • n  a promontory extending out into a large body of water
    they sailed south around the point
  • n  a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
    the main point on the agenda was taken up first
  • n  a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
  • n  an outstanding characteristic
    his acting was one of the high points of the movie
  • n  sharp end
    he stuck the point of the knife into a tree
    he broke the point of his pencil
  • n  any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
    he checked the point on his compass
  • n  a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
  • 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
  • n  a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
  • n  a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
    the point of the arrow was due north
  • n  the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
  • n  the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
  • n  a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
    he knows my bad points as well as my good points
  • n  the gun muzzle's direction
    he held me up at the point of a gun
  • n  a wall socket
  • n  a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
  • v  indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    He pointed to the empty parking space
  • v  be oriented
    The weather vane points North
    the dancers toes pointed outward
  • v  direct into a position for use
    point a gun
  • v  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • v  be a signal for or a symptom of
    Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
  • v  sail close to the wind
  • v  mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
  • v  mark with diacritics
    point the letter
  • v  mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
  • v  be positionable in a specified manner
    The gun points with ease
  • v  intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
  • v  indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
    the dog pointed the dead duck
  • v  give a point to
  • v  repair the joints of bricks
    point a chimney

  • A historic point in World War II arrived last week.
  • Gerry Broome AP Obama leads McCain among likely voters by 51% to 47% in Ohio , a 4-point margin that has not budged since last week's PTI survey.
  • The network has long been the only one in the region with a point-counterpoint approach, where many others are 'point-point-point.
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  • Barack Obama in Wall Street Journal
    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...
  • Thad W Allen in USA Today
    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,...
  • Teixeira in National
    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...

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