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Place vs. Point

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Placenoun

(physical) An area; somewhere within an area.

Pointnoun

A discrete division of something.

Placenoun

An open space, particularly a city square, market square, or courtyard.

Pointnoun

An individual element in a larger whole; a particular detail, thought, or quality.

‘The Congress debated the finer points of the bill.’;

Placenoun

A group of houses.

‘They live at Westminster Place.’;

Pointnoun

A particular moment in an event or occurrence; a juncture.

‘There comes a point in a marathon when some people give up.’; ‘At this point in the meeting, I'd like to propose a new item for the agenda.’;

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Placenoun

An inhabited area: a village, town, or city.

Pointnoun

(archaic) Condition, state.

‘She was not feeling in good point.’;

Placenoun

Any area of the earth: a region.

‘He is going back to his native place on vacation.’;

Pointnoun

A topic of discussion or debate; a proposition.

‘I made the point that we all had an interest to protect.’;

Placenoun

The area one occupies, particularly somewhere to sit.

‘We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places.’;

Pointnoun

A focus of conversation or consideration; the main idea.

‘The point is that we should stay together, whatever happens.’;

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Placenoun

The area where one lives: one's home, formerly country estates and farms.

‘Do you want to come over to my place later?’;

Pointnoun

A purpose or objective, which makes something meaningful.

‘Since the decision has already been made, I see little point in further discussion.’;

Placenoun

An area of the skin.

Pointnoun

(obsolete) The smallest quantity of something; a jot, a whit.

Placenoun

An area to urinate and defecate: an outhouse or lavatory.

Pointnoun

(obsolete) A tiny amount of time; a moment.

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Placenoun

An area to fight: a battlefield or the contested ground in a battle.

Pointnoun

A specific location or place, seen as a spatial position.

‘We should meet at a pre-arranged point.’;

Placenoun

A location or position in space.

Pointnoun

A zero-dimensional mathematical object representing a location in one or more dimensions; something considered to have position but no magnitude or direction.

Placenoun

A particular location in a book or document, particularly the current location of a reader.

Pointnoun

A full stop or other terminal punctuation mark.

Placenoun

A passage or extract from a book or document.

Pointnoun

(music) A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time. In ancient music, it distinguished or characterized certain tones or styles (points of perfection, of augmentation, etc.). In modern music, it is placed on the right of a note to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half.

Placenoun

A topic.

Pointnoun

(by extension) A note; a tune.

Placenoun

A frame of mind.

‘I'm in a strange place at the moment.’;

Pointnoun

A distinguishing quality or characteristic.

‘Logic isn't my strong point.’;

Placenoun

A chess position; a square of the chessboard.

Pointnoun

Something tiny, as a pinprick; a very small mark.

‘The stars showed as tiny points of yellow light.’;

Placenoun

(social) A responsibility or position in an organization.

Pointnoun

(now only in phrases) A tenth; formerly also a twelfth.

‘Possession is nine points of the law.’;

Placenoun

A role or purpose; a station.

‘It is really not my place to say what is right and wrong in this case.’;

Pointnoun

Each of the marks or strokes written above letters, especially in Semitic languages, to indicate vowels, stress etc.

Placenoun

The position of a contestant in a competition.

‘We thought we would win but only ended up in fourth place.’;

Pointnoun

A unit of scoring in a game or competition.

‘The one with the most points will win the game’;

Placenoun

(horse-racing) The position of first, second, or third at the finish, especially the second position.

‘to win a bet on a horse for place’;

Pointnoun

(mathematics) A decimal point (now especially when reading decimal fractions aloud).

‘10.5 is "ten point five", or ten and a half.’;

Placenoun

The position as a member of a sports team.

‘He lost his place in the national team.’;

Pointnoun

(economics) A unit used to express differences in prices of stocks and shares.

Placenoun

A fortified position: a fortress, citadel, or walled town.

Pointnoun

(typography) a unit of measure equal to 1/12 of a pica, or approximately 1/72 of an inch (exactly 1/72 of an inch in the digital era).

Placenoun

Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.

‘three decimal places;’; ‘the hundreds place’;

Pointnoun

(UK) An electric power socket.

Placenoun

Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding.

‘That's what I said in the first place!’;

Pointnoun

A unit of bearing equal to one thirty-second of a circle, i.e. 11.25°.

‘Ship ahoy, three points off the starboard bow!’;

Placenoun

Reception; effect; implying the making room for.

Pointnoun

(UK) A unit of measure for rain, equal to 0.254 mm or 0.01 of an inch.

Placeverb

(transitive) To put (an object or person) in a specific location.

‘He placed the glass on the table.’;

Pointnoun

A sharp extremity.

Placeverb

(intransitive) To earn a given spot in a competition.

‘The Cowboys placed third in the league.’;

Pointnoun

The sharp tip of an object.

‘Cut the skin with the point of the knife.’;

Placeverb

To finish second, especially of horses or dogs.

‘In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars.’;

Pointnoun

Any projecting extremity of an object.

Placeverb

(transitive) To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.

‘I've seen him before, but I can't quite place where.’;

Pointnoun

An object which has a sharp or tapering tip.

‘His cowboy belt was studded with points.’;

Placeverb

To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.

‘Run Ragged was placed fourth in the race.’;

Pointnoun

(backgammon) Each of the twelve triangular positions in either table of a backgammon board, on which the stones are played.

Placeverb

(transitive) To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.

Pointnoun

A peninsula or promontory.

Placeverb

(transitive) To arrange for or to make (a bet).

‘I placed ten dollars on the Lakers beating the Bulls.’;

Pointnoun

The position at the front or vanguard of an advancing force.

Placeverb

(transitive) To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.

‘They phoned hoping to place her in the management team.’;

Pointnoun

Each of the main directions on a compass, usually considered to be 32 in number; a direction.

Placeverb

To place-kick (a goal).

Pointnoun

(nautical) The difference between two points of the compass.

‘to fall off a point’;

Placenoun

Any portion of space regarded as measured off or distinct from all other space, or appropriated to some definite object or use; position; ground; site; spot; rarely, unbounded space.

‘Here is the place appointed.’; ‘What place can be for usWithin heaven's bound?’; ‘The word place has sometimes a more confused sense, and stands for that space which any body takes up; and so the universe is a place.’;

Pointnoun

Pointedness of speech or writing; a penetrating or decisive quality of expression.

Placenoun

A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or short part of a street open only at one end.

Pointnoun

A railroad switch.

Placenoun

A position which is occupied and held; a dwelling; a mansion; a village, town, or city; a fortified town or post; a stronghold; a region or country.

‘Are you native of this place?’;

Pointnoun

An area of contrasting colour on an animal, especially a dog; a marking.

‘The point color of that cat was a deep, rich sable.’;

Placenoun

Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or position; condition; also, official station; occupation; calling.

‘Men in great place are thrice servants.’; ‘I know my place as I would they should do theirs.’;

Pointnoun

A tine or snag of an antler.

Placenoun

Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure or removal of another being or thing being implied).

Pointnoun

(fencing) A movement executed with the sabre or foil.

‘tierce point’;

Placenoun

A definite position or passage of a document.

‘The place of the scripture which he read was this.’;

Pointnoun

(heraldry) One of the several different parts of the escutcheon.

Placenoun

Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as, he said in the first place.

Pointnoun

(nautical) A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails.

Placenoun

Reception; effect; - implying the making room for.

‘My word hath no place in you.’;

Pointnoun

(historical) A string or lace used to tie together certain garments.

Placenoun

Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body; - usually defined by its right ascension and declination, or by its latitude and longitude.

Pointnoun

Lace worked by the needle.

‘point de Venise; Brussels point’;

Placenoun

The position of first, second, or third at the finish, esp. the second position. In betting, to win a bet on a horse for place it must, in the United States, finish first or second, in England, usually, first, second, or third.

Pointnoun

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

Placeverb

To assign a place to; to put in a particular spot or place, or in a certain relative position; to direct to a particular place; to fix; to settle; to locate; as, to place a book on a shelf; to place balls in tennis.

‘Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown.’;

Pointnoun

The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game.

‘The dog came to a point.’;

Placeverb

To put or set in a particular rank, office, or position; to surround with particular circumstances or relations in life; to appoint to certain station or condition of life; as, in whatever sphere one is placed.

‘Place such over them to be rulers.’;

Pointnoun

(falconry) The perpendicular rising of a hawk over the place where its prey has gone into cover.

Placeverb

To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place money in a bank.

Pointnoun

The act of pointing, as of the foot downward in certain dance positions.

Placeverb

To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a friend.

Pointnoun

The gesture of extending the index finger in a direction in order to indicate something.

Placeverb

To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.

‘Place it for her chief virtue.’;

Pointnoun

A vaccine point.

Placeverb

To determine or announce the place of at the finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three horses are placed officially.

Pointnoun

In various sports, a position of a certain player, or, by extension, the player occupying that position.

Placeverb

To place-kick ( a goal).

Pointnoun

(cricket) A fielding position square of the wicket on the off side, between gully and cover.

Placeverb

to recognize or identify (a person).

Pointnoun

The position of the player of each side who stands a short distance in front of the goalkeeper.

Placenoun

a point located with respect to surface features of some region;

‘this is a nice place for a picnic’;

Pointnoun

(baseball) The position of the pitcher and catcher.

Placenoun

any area set aside for a particular purpose;

‘who owns this place?’; ‘the president was concerned about the property across from the White House’;

Pointnoun

(hunting) A spot to which a straight run is made; hence, a straight run from point to point; a cross-country run.

Placenoun

an abstract mental location;

‘he has a special place in my thoughts’; ‘a place in my heart’; ‘a political system with no place for the less prominent groups’;

Pointverb

(intransitive) To extend the index finger in the direction of something in order to show where it is or to draw attention to it.

‘It's rude to point at other people.’;

Placenoun

a general vicinity;

‘He comes from a place near Chicago’;

Pointverb

(intransitive) To draw attention to something or indicate a direction.

‘The arrow of a compass points north’; ‘The skis were pointing uphill.’; ‘The arrow on the map points towards the entrance’;

Placenoun

the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another;

‘can you go in my stead?’; ‘took his place’; ‘in lieu of’;

Pointverb

(intransitive) To face in a particular direction.

Placenoun

a particular situation;

‘If you were in my place what would you do?’;

Pointverb

(transitive) To direct toward an object; to aim.

‘to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort’;

Placenoun

where you live at a particular time;

‘deliver the package to my home’; ‘he doesn't have a home to go to’; ‘your place or mine?’;

Pointverb

To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end.

‘to point a dart, a pencil, or (figuratively) a moral’;

Placenoun

a job in an organization;

‘he occupied a post in the treasury’;

Pointverb

(intransitive) To indicate a probability of something.

Placenoun

the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object;

‘he put the lamp back in its place’;

Pointverb

To repair mortar.

Placenoun

proper or designated social situation;

‘he overstepped his place’; ‘the responsibilities of a man in his station’; ‘married above her station’;

Pointverb

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

Placenoun

a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane);

‘he booked their seats in advance’; ‘he sat in someone else's place’;

Pointverb

(stone-cutting) To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.

Placenoun

the passage that is being read;

‘he lost his place on the page’;

Pointverb

(transitive) To direct or encourage (someone) in a particular direction.

‘If he asks for food, point him toward the refrigerator.’;

Placenoun

proper or appropriate position or location;

‘a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen’;

Pointverb

To separate an integer from a decimal with a decimal point.

Placenoun

a public square with room for pedestrians;

‘they met at Elm Plaza’; ‘Grosvenor Place’;

Pointverb

(transitive) To mark with diacritics.

Placenoun

an item on a list or in a sequence;

‘in the second place’; ‘moved from third to fifth position’;

Pointverb

(dated) To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate.

‘to point a composition’;

Placenoun

a blank area;

‘write your name in the space provided’;

Pointverb

To direct the central processing unit to seek information at a certain location in memory.

Placeverb

put into a certain place or abstract location;

‘Put your things here’; ‘Set the tray down’; ‘Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children’; ‘Place emphasis on a certain point’;

Pointverb

To direct requests sent to a domain name to the IP address corresponding to that domain name.

Placeverb

place somebody in a particular situation or location;

‘he was placed on probation’;

Pointverb

To sail close to the wind.

‘Bear off a little, we're pointing.’;

Placeverb

assign a rank or rating to;

‘how would you rank these students?’; ‘The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide’;

Pointverb

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

Placeverb

assign a location to;

‘The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles’;

Pointverb

To approximate to the surface; to head.

Placeverb

to arrange for;

‘place a phone call’; ‘place a bet’;

Pointverb

(obsolete) To appoint.

Placeverb

take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal;

‘Jerry came in third in the Marathon’;

Pointverb

(dated) To give point to (something said or done); to give particular prominence or force to.

Placeverb

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’;

Pointverb

To appoint.

Placeverb

recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something;

‘She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster’;

Pointverb

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.

Placeverb

assign to (a job or a home)

Pointverb

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

Placeverb

locate;

‘The film is set in Africa’;

Pointverb

Hence, to direct the attention or notice of.

‘Whosoever should be guided through his battles by Minerva, and pointed to every scene of them.’;

Placeverb

estimate;

‘We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.’;

Pointverb

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

Placeverb

identify the location or place of;

‘We localized the source of the infection’;

Pointverb

To mark (a text, as in Arabic or Hebrew) with vowel points; - also called vocalize.

Placeverb

make an investment;

‘Put money into bonds’;

Pointverb

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

‘He points it, however, by no deviation from his straightforward manner of speech.’;

Placeverb

assign to a station

Pointverb

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

Placeverb

finish second or better in a horse or dog race;

‘he bet $2 on number six to place’;

Pointverb

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

Placeverb

sing a note with the correct pitch

Pointverb

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

Placenoun

a particular position, point, or area in space; a location

‘the monastery was a peaceful place’; ‘he would always have a special place in her heart’; ‘I can't be in two places at once’; ‘that street was no place for a lady’;

Pointverb

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

‘Now must the world point at poor Katharine.’; ‘Point at the tattered coat and ragged shoe.’;

Placenoun

a particular area on a larger surface

‘he lashed out and cut the policeman's hand in three places’;

Pointverb

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

‘He treads with caution, and he points with fear.’;

Placenoun

a building or area used for a specified purpose or activity

‘the town has many excellent eating places’; ‘a place of worship’;

Pointverb

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

Placenoun

a person's home

‘what about dinner at my place?’;

Pointnoun

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

Placenoun

a point in a book or other text reached by a reader at a particular time

‘I must have lost my place in the script’;

Pointnoun

An instrument which pricks or pierces, as a sort of needle used by engravers, etchers, lace workers, and others; also, a pointed cutting tool, as a stone cutter's point; - called also pointer.

Placenoun

a portion of space designated or available for or being used by someone

‘Jackie had saved her a place’; ‘they hurried to their places at the table’;

Pointnoun

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.

Placenoun

a vacancy or available position

‘he was offered a place at Liverpool University’;

Pointnoun

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

Placenoun

the regular or proper position of something

‘she put the book back in its place’;

Pointnoun

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.

Placenoun

a person's rank or status

‘occupation structures a person's place in society’;

Pointnoun

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

‘When time's first point begunMade he all souls.’;

Placenoun

a right or privilege resulting from someone's role or position

‘I'm sure she has a story to tell, but it's not my place to ask’;

Pointnoun

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.

‘And there a point, for ended is my tale.’; ‘Commas and points they set exactly right.’;

Placenoun

the role played by or importance attached to someone or something in a particular context

‘the place of computers in improving office efficiency’;

Pointnoun

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.

‘A lord full fat and in good point.’;

Placenoun

a position in a sequence or series, typically one ordered on the basis of merit

‘his score left him in ninth place’;

Pointnoun

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.

‘He told him, point for point, in short and plain.’; ‘In point of religion and in point of honor.’; ‘Shalt thou disputeWith Him the points of liberty ?’;

Placenoun

any of the first three or sometimes four positions in a race (used especially of the second, third, or fourth positions).

Pointnoun

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.

‘They will hardly prove his point.’;

Placenoun

the second position, especially in a horse race.

Pointnoun

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

‘This fellow doth not stand upon points.’; ‘[He] cared not for God or man a point.’;

Placenoun

the degree of priority given to something

‘accurate reportage takes second place to lurid detail’;

Pointnoun

A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time

Placenoun

the position of a figure in a series indicated in decimal or similar notation, especially one after the decimal point

‘calculate the ratios to one decimal place’;

Pointnoun

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.

Placenoun

a square or short street

‘the lecture theatre is in New Burlington Place’;

Pointnoun

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

Placenoun

a country house with its grounds.

Pointnoun

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.

Placeverb

put in a particular position

‘a newspaper had been placed beside my plate’;

Pointnoun

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

Placeverb

cause to be in a particular situation

‘enemy officers were placed under arrest’; ‘you are not placing yourself under any obligation’;

Pointnoun

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

Placeverb

allocate or assign (an abstract quality) to something

‘they place a great deal of emphasis on positive thought’;

Pointnoun

A switch.

Placeverb

have a specified degree of advantage or convenience as a result of one's position or circumstances

‘the company is well placed to seize the opportunity’;

Pointnoun

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

Placeverb

find a home or employment for

‘the children were placed with foster-parents’;

Pointnoun

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

Placeverb

dispose of (something, especially shares) by selling to a customer

‘the shares were placed last November’;

Pointnoun

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

Placeverb

arrange for the recognition and implementation of (an order, bet, etc.)

‘they placed a contract for three boats’;

Pointnoun

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.

Placeverb

order or obtain a connection for (a telephone call) through an operator

‘she placed a call to her husband to break the news’;

Pointnoun

A tyne or snag of an antler.

Placeverb

identify or classify as being of a specified type or as holding a specified position in a sequence or hierarchy

‘a survey placed the company 13th for achievement’;

Pointnoun

One of the spaces on a backgammon board.

Placeverb

be able to remember or identify (someone or something)

‘she eventually said she couldn't place him’;

Pointnoun

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

Placeverb

achieve a specified position in a race

‘he was placed eleventh in the long individual race’;

Pointnoun

A pointed piece of quill or bone covered at one end with vaccine matter; - called also vaccine point.

Placeverb

be among the first three or four in a race (or the first three in the US)

‘he won three times and placed three times’; ‘the horse, Bahuddin, was not placed at Lingfield’;

Pointnoun

One of the raised dots used in certain systems of printing and writing for the blind. The first practical system was that devised by Louis Braille in 1829, and still used in Europe (see Braille). Two modifications of this are current in the United States: New York point founded on three bases of equidistant points arranged in two lines (viz., : :: :::), and a later improvement, American Braille, embodying the Braille base (:::) and the New-York-point principle of using the characters of few points for the commonest letters.

Placeverb

score (a goal) by a place kick.

Pointnoun

In various games, a position of a certain player, or, by extension, the player himself;

Pointnoun

a geometric element that has position but no extension;

‘a point is defined by its coordinates’;

Pointnoun

the precise location of something; a spatially limited location;

‘she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street’;

Pointnoun

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’;

Pointnoun

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?’;

Pointnoun

an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole;

‘several of the details are similar’; ‘a point of information’;

Pointnoun

an instant of time;

‘at that point I had to leave’;

Pointnoun

the object of an activity;

‘what is the point of discussing it?’;

Pointnoun

a V shape;

‘the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points’;

Pointnoun

a very small circular shape;

‘a row of points’; ‘draw lines between the dots’;

Pointnoun

the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest;

‘he scored 20 points in the first half’; ‘a touchdown counts 6 points’;

Pointnoun

a promontory extending out into a large body of water;

‘they sailed south around the point’;

Pointnoun

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’;

Pointnoun

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

Pointnoun

an outstanding characteristic;

‘his acting was one of the high points of the movie’;

Pointnoun

sharp end;

‘he stuck the point of the knife into a tree’; ‘he broke the point of his pencil’;

Pointnoun

any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass;

‘he checked the point on his compass’;

Pointnoun

a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch

Pointnoun

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’;

Pointnoun

a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer;

‘the point of the arrow was due north’;

Pointnoun

the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point

Pointnoun

a distinguishing or individuating characteristic;

‘he knows my bad points as well as my good points’;

Pointnoun

the gun muzzle's direction;

‘he held me up at the point of a gun’;

Pointnoun

a wall socket

Pointnoun

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

Pointverb

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’;

Pointverb

be oriented;

‘The weather vane points North’;

Pointverb

direct into a position for use;

‘point a gun’; ‘He charged his weapon at me’;

Pointverb

direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Pointverb

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’;

Pointverb

sail close to the wind

Pointverb

mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

Pointverb

mark with diacritics;

‘point the letter’;

Pointverb

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

Pointverb

be positionable in a specified manner;

‘The gun points with ease’;

Pointverb

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’;

Pointverb

give a point to;

‘The candles are tapered’;

Pointverb

repair the joints of bricks;

‘point a chimney’;

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