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Point 1Definition: To appoint.
Point 2Definition: That which
pierces; the sharp end of anything,
esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin.
Point 3Definition: Anything which
tapers to a sharp,
Specifically: A small promontory or cape; a tract of land extending into the water beyond the common shore line.
Point 4Definition: The mark made by the end of a sharp, piercing instrument, as a needle; a prick.
Point 5Definition: 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 6Definition: An indivisible portion of time; a moment; an instant; hence, the verge.
Point 7Definition: 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
figures, etc.; a stop, as a comma, a semicolon, and
esp. a period; hence,
figuratively, an end, or conclusion.
Point 8Definition: 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
Point 9Definition: 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,
Point 10Definition: 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 11Definition: A small matter; a trifle; a least consideration; a punctilio.
Point 12Definition: A dot or mark used to designate certain
tones or time
Point 13Definition: A dot or mark distinguishing or characterizing certain
points of perfection, of augmentation,
etc.; hence, a note; a tune.
Point 14Definition: 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
Point 15Definition: 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, etc. See Equinoctial Nodal.
Point 16Definition: One of the several different
parts of the escutcheon. See Escutcheon.
Point 17Definition: 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 18Definition: A short piece of cordage used in reefing
sails. See Reef point, under Reef.
Point 19Definition: A a string or lace used to tie together certain
parts of the dress.
Point 20Definition: Lace wrought the needle; as, point
de Venise; Brussels point. See Point lace, below.
Point 21Definition: A switch.
Point 22Definition: An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.
Point 23Definition: A fielder who is stationed on the off side, about twelve or fifteen
yards from, and a little in advance of, the batsman.
Point 24Definition: The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he
finds game; as, the dog came to a point. See Pointer.
Point 25Definition: 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 26Definition: A tyne or snag of an antler.
Point 27Definition: One of the
spaces on a backgammon board.
Point 28Definition: A movement executed with the saber or foil; as, tierce point.
Point 29Definition: 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 30Definition: To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort.
Point 31Definition: Hence, to direct the attention or notice of.
Point 32Definition: To supply with
punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to point a composition.
Point 33Definition: To mark (as Hebrew) with vowel
Point 34Definition: To give particular prominence to; to designate in a special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the error was pointed out.
Point 35Definition: To indicate or discover by a fixed look, as game.
Point 36Definition: To fill up and finish the
joints of (a wall), by introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it to a smooth surface.
Point 37Definition: To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.
Point 38Definition: 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 39Definition: To indicate the presence of game by fixed and steady look, as certain hunting
Point 40Definition: To approximate to the surface; to head; said of an abscess.
point 41Definition: a contact in the distributor; as the rotor
turns its projecting arm
points and current
flows to the spark
point 42Definition: sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
point 43Definition: a wall socket
point 44Definition: the gun
muzzle''s direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun"
point 45Definition: an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high
points of the movie"
point 46Definition: a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he
knows my bad
points as well as my good
point 47Definition: the property of a shape that
tapers to a sharp point
point 48Definition: an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
point 49Definition: a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its
point 50Definition: the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing
point 51Definition: 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 52Definition: 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 53Definition: a
V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"
point 54Definition: 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 55Definition: the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
point 56Definition: a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point"
point 57Definition: the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored
points in the first half"; "a touchdown
point 58Definition: a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately inch
point 59Definition: a style in speech or writing that
arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
point 60Definition: any of horizontal
directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
point 61Definition: a V shape; "the
cannibal''s teeth were filed to sharp
point 62Definition: a very small circular shape; "a row of
lines between the
point 63Definition: 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
point 64Definition: an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
point 65Definition: repair the
bricks; "point a chimney"
point 66Definition: give a point to; "The
candles are tapered"
point 67Definition: 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
point 68Definition: 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
point 69Definition: 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 70Definition: direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
point 71Definition: be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun
points with ease"
point 72Definition: mark (a psalm text) to indicate the
points at which the music
point 73Definition: mark with
diacritics; "point the letter"
point 74Definition: mark (Hebrew words) with
point 75Definition: sail close to the wind
point 76Definition: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
point 77Definition: be oriented; "The weather vane