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Noun: points poynts
- 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]
- A geometric element that has position but no extension
"a point is defined by its coordinates"
- The precise location of something; a spatially limited location
"she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
- 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"
- An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
"a point of information";
- detail, item
- A specific identifiable position in a continuum, series or especially in a process
"a remarkable point of frankness";
- degree, level, stage, phase, phasis
- An instant of time
"at that point I had to leave";
- point in time
- The object of an activity
"what is the point of discussing it?"
- Sharp end
"he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
- A V shape
"the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points";
- tip, peak
- A very small circular shape
"a row of points";
- The unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
"he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
- A promontory extending out into a large body of water
"they sailed south around the point"
- 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";
- A style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
- An outstanding characteristic
"his acting was one of the high points of the movie";
- Any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
"he checked the point on his compass";
- compass point
- A linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
- 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
- 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
- A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
"the point of the arrow was due north";
- The dot at the left of a decimal fraction
- decimal point, percentage point
- The property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
- A distinguishing or individuating characteristic
"he knows my bad points as well as my good points"
- The gun muzzle's direction
"he held me up at the point of a gun";
- [Brit] A wall socket
- power point [Brit]
- 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
- 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
- Be oriented in a particular direction
"the dancers toes pointed outward"; "The weather vane points North";
- Direct into a position for use
"point a gun";
- charge, level
- Determine the direction of travelling
- steer, maneuver [US], manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], direct, head, guide, channelize, channelise [Brit]
- Be a signal for or a symptom of
"Her behaviour points to a severe neurosis";
- bespeak, betoken [archaic], indicate, signal
- Sail close to the wind
- Mark with diacritics
"point the letter"
- Mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
- Be positionable in a specified manner
"The gun points with ease"
- Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
"He pointed his fists towards his opponent's face";
- target, aim, place, direct
- Indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
"the dog pointed the dead duck"
- Give a point to
"The candles are pointed";
- sharpen, taper
- Repair the joints of bricks
"point a chimney";
Anagrams created from the word points