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Point 1

Definition: To appoint.

Point 2

Definition: That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin.

Point 3

Definition: Anything which tapers to a sharp, well-defined termination. Specifically: A small promontory or cape; a tract of land extending into the water beyond the common shore line.

Point 4

Definition: The mark made by the end of a sharp, piercing instrument, as a needle; a prick.

Point 5

Definition: An indefinitely small space; a mere spot indicated or supposed. Specifically: (Geom.) That which has neither parts nor magnitude; that which has position, but has neither length, breadth, nor thickness, sometimes conceived of as the limit of a line; that by the motion of which a line is conceived to be produced.

Point 6

Definition: An indivisible portion of time; a moment; an instant; hence, the verge.

Point 7

Definition: A mark of punctuation; a character used to mark the divisions of a composition, or the pauses to be observed in reading, or to point off groups of figures, etc.; a stop, as a comma, a semicolon, and esp. a period; hence, figuratively, an end, or conclusion.

Point 8

Definition: Whatever serves to mark progress, rank, or relative position, or to indicate a transition from one state or position to another, degree; step; stage; hence, position or condition attained; as, a point of elevation, or of depression; the stock fell off five points; he won by tenpoints.

Point 9

Definition: That which arrests attention, or indicates qualities or character; a salient feature; a characteristic; a peculiarity; hence, a particular; an item; a detail; as, the good or bad points of a man, a horse, a book, a story, etc.

Point 10

Definition: Hence, the most prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc.; the essential matter; esp., the proposition to be established; as, the point of an anecdote.

Point 11

Definition: A small matter; a trifle; a least consideration; a punctilio.

Point 12

Definition: A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time

Point 13

Definition: A dot or mark distinguishing or characterizing certain tones or styles; as, points of perfection, of augmentation, etc.; hence, a note; a tune.

Point 14

Definition: A dot placed at the right hand of a note, to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half, as to make a whole note equal to three half notes, a half note equal to three quarter notes.

Point 15

Definition: A fixed conventional place for reference, or zero of reckoning, in the heavens, usually the intersection of two or more great circles of the sphere, and named specifically in each case according to the position intended; as, the equinoctial points; the solstitial points; the nodal points; vertical points, etc. See Equinoctial Nodal.

Point 16

Definition: One of the several different parts of the escutcheon. See Escutcheon.

Point 17

Definition: One of the points of the compass (see Points of the compass, below); also, the difference between two points of the compass; as, to fall off a point.

Point 18

Definition: A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails. See Reef point, under Reef.

Point 19

Definition: A a string or lace used to tie together certain parts of the dress.

Point 20

Definition: Lace wrought the needle; as, point de Venise; Brussels point. See Point lace, below.

Point 21

Definition: A switch.

Point 22

Definition: An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.

Point 23

Definition: A fielder who is stationed on the off side, about twelve or fifteen yards from, and a little in advance of, the batsman.

Point 24

Definition: The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game; as, the dog came to a point. See Pointer.

Point 25

Definition: A standard unit of measure for the size of type bodies, being one twelfth of the thickness of pica type. See Point system of type, under Type.

Point 26

Definition: A tyne or snag of an antler.

Point 27

Definition: One of the spaces on a backgammon board.

Point 28

Definition: A movement executed with the saber or foil; as, tierce point.

Point 29

Definition: To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also figuratively; as, to point a moral.

Point 30

Definition: To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort.

Point 31

Definition: Hence, to direct the attention or notice of.

Point 32

Definition: To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to point a composition.

Point 33

Definition: To mark (as Hebrew) with vowel points.

Point 34

Definition: To give particular prominence to; to designate in a special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the error was pointed out.

Point 35

Definition: To indicate or discover by a fixed look, as game.

Point 36

Definition: To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it to a smooth surface.

Point 37

Definition: To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.

Point 38

Definition: To direct the point of something, as of a finger, for the purpose of designating an object, and attracting attention to it; with at.

Point 39

Definition: To indicate the presence of game by fixed and steady look, as certain hunting dogs do.

Point 40

Definition: To approximate to the surface; to head; said of an abscess.

point 41

Definition: a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts distributor points and current flows to the spark plugs

point 42

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

point 43

Definition: a wall socket

point 44

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

point 45

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

point 46

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

point 47

Definition: the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point

point 48

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

point 49

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

point 50

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

point 51

Definition: 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"

point 52

Definition: 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"

point 53

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

point 54

Definition: 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"

point 55

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

point 56

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

point 57

Definition: the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts points"

point 58

Definition: a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately inch

point 59

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

point 60

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

point 61

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

point 62

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

point 63

Definition: 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?"

point 64

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

point 65

Definition: repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"

point 66

Definition: give a point to; "The candles are tapered"

point 67

Definition: 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"

point 68

Definition: 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"

point 69

Definition: 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"

point 70

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

point 71

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

point 72

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

point 73

Definition: mark with diacritics; "point the letter"

point 74

Definition: mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

point 75

Definition: sail close to the wind

point 76

Definition: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

point 77

Definition: be oriented; "The weather vane points North"


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