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Points Definition

Noun: points  poynts

  1. Railway track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
    - switch [N. Amer]
Noun: point  poynt
  1. A geometric element that has position but no extension
    "a point is defined by its coordinates"
     
  2. The precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
     
  3. 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"
     
  4. An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
    "a point of information";
    - detail, item
     
  5. A specific identifiable position in a continuum, series or especially in a process
    "a remarkable point of frankness";
    - degree, level, stage, phase, phasis
     
  6. An instant of time
    "at that point I had to leave";
    - point in time
     
  7. The object of an activity
    "what is the point of discussing it?"
     
  8. Sharp end
    "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
     
  9. A V shape
    "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points";
    - tip, peak
     
  10. A very small circular shape
    "a row of points";
    - dot
     
  11. The unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
    "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
     
  12. A promontory extending out into a large body of water
    "they sailed south around the point"
     
  13. 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";
    - item
     
  14. A style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
     
  15. An outstanding characteristic
    "his acting was one of the high points of the movie";
    - spot
     
  16. Any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
    "he checked the point on his compass";
    - compass point
     
  17. A linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
     
  18. 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. A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    - period, full stop, stop, full point
     
  20. A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
    "the point of the arrow was due north";
    - head
     
  21. The dot at the left of a decimal fraction
    - decimal point, percentage point
     
  22. The property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
    - pointedness
     
  23. A distinguishing or individuating characteristic
    "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"
     
  24. The gun muzzle's direction
    "he held me up at the point of a gun";
    - gunpoint
     
  25. [Brit] A wall socket
    - power point [Brit]
     
  26. A contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
    - distributor point, breaker point
Verb: point  poynt
  1. Make clear (e.g. with a sign) which place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    "He pointed to the empty parking space";
    - indicate, designate, show
     
  2. Be oriented in a particular direction
    "the dancers toes pointed outward"; "The weather vane points North";
    - orient
     
  3. Direct into a position for use
    "point a gun";
    - charge, level
     
  4. Determine the direction of travelling
    - steer, maneuver [US], manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], direct, head, guide, channelize, channelise [Brit]
     
  5. Be a signal for or a symptom of
    "Her behaviour points to a severe neurosis";
    - bespeak, betoken [archaic], indicate, signal
     
  6. Sail close to the wind
    - luff
     
  7. Mark with diacritics
    "point the letter"
     
  8. Mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
     
  9. Be positionable in a specified manner
    "The gun points with ease"
     
  10. Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    "He pointed his fists towards his opponent's face";
    - target, aim, place, direct
     
  11. Indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
    "the dog pointed the dead duck"
     
  12. Give a point to
    "The candles are pointed";
    - sharpen, taper
     
  13. Repair the joints of bricks
    "point a chimney";
    - repoint

See also:
pointe
pointy

Anagrams created from the word points

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