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Another word for point

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Noun
  1. A sharp or tapered end

    See also:

    sharp

  2. A very small mark

    See also:

    marks

  3. A particular portion of space chosen for something

      1. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
      2. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
      3. A stain or blot.
      1. An area with definite or indefinite boundaries; a portion of space.
      2. Room or space, especially adequate space:
      3. The particular portion of space occupied by or allocated to a person or thing.
      1. A locality; a place.
      2. A center or focus of great activity or intense concentration:
      3. The set or configuration of all points whose coordinates satisfy a single equation or one or more algebraic conditions.
      1. The act or process of locating:
      2. A place where something is or could be located; a site.
      3. A site away from a studio at which part or all of a movie is shot:
    See also:

    place

  4. One of the units in a course, as on an ascending or descending scale

      1. A V-shaped cut.
      2. Such a cut used for keeping a record.
      3. A narrow pass between mountains.
      1. The single complete movement of raising one foot and putting it down in another spot, as in walking.
      2. A manner of walking; a particular gait.
      3. A fixed rhythm or pace, as in marching:
      1. A raised and level floor or platform.
      2. A raised platform on which theatrical performances are presented.
      3. An area in which actors perform.
      1. A rod or bar forming a step of a ladder.
      2. A crosspiece between the legs of a chair.
      3. The spoke in a wheel.
      1. A small cylindrical or tapered pin, as of wood, used to fasten things or plug a hole.
      2. A similar pin forming a projection that may be used as a support or boundary marker.
      3. One of the pins of a stringed instrument that are turned to tighten or slacken the strings so as to regulate their pitch.
      1. Relative position or rank on a scale:
      2. A relative degree, as of achievement, intensity, or concentration:
      3. A natural or proper position, place, or stage:
      1. A stage or degree in a process.
      2. A position in a scale of size, quality, or intensity:
      3. An accepted level or standard.
      1. One of a series of steps in a process, course, or progression; a stage:
      2. A step in a direct hereditary line of descent or ascent:
      3. Relative social or official rank, dignity, or position.
    See also:

    big

  5. A transitional interval beyond which some new action or different state of affairs is likely to begin or occur

      1. An edge or margin; a border.
      2. The edge of the tiling that projects over a roof gable.
      3. A grassy border, as along a road.
      1. A piece of wood or stone placed beneath a door; a doorsill.
      2. Either end of an airport runway.
      3. The place or point of beginning; the outset:
      1. A thin, sharpened side, as of the blade of a cutting instrument.
      2. The degree of sharpness of a cutting blade.
      3. A penetrating, incisive quality:
      1. The upper edge of a steep or vertical slope:
      2. The margin of land bordering a body of water.
      3. The point at which something is likely to begin; the verge:
      1. A line that establishes or marks a border.
      2. An indefinite area intermediate between two qualities or conditions:
      3. Verging on a given quality or condition:
    See also:

    edge

  6. A particular interval of time that is limited and often crucial

      1. A brief, indefinite interval of time.
      2. A specific point in time, especially the present time:
      3. A point in time that is gratifying or noteworthy:
      1. The act of joining or the condition of being joined.
      2. A place where two things are joined; a junction or joint.
      3. A point in time, especially one requiring a decision to be made:
      1. A period of time so short as to be almost imperceptible.
      2. A particular or precise time:
      3. The current month:
    See also:

    time

  7. What one intends to do or achieve

      1. For what purpose, reason, or cause; with what intention, justification, or motive:
      2. The reason, cause, or purpose for which:
      3. On account of which; for which.
      1. An examination using the eyes; a look:
      2. Field of vision:
      3. A scene or vista:
      1. An object, such as a padded disk with a marked surface, that is shot at to test accuracy in rifle or archery practice.
      2. Something aimed or fired at.
      3. An object of criticism or verbal attack.
      1. The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or goal:
      2. Determination; resolution:
      3. To intend or resolve:
      1. Existing independent of or external to the mind; actual or real:
      2. Based on observable phenomena; empirical:
      3. Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices:
      1. Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
      2. A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action:
      3. A limiting factor that must be considered:
      1. The denotation, referent, or idea associated with a word or phrase:
      2. Something that is conveyed or intended, especially by language; sense or significance:
      3. An interpreted goal, intent, or end:
      1. A visible trace or impression, such as a line or spot:
      2. A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
      3. A notch made in an animal's ear or hide to indicate ownership.
      1. The action or fact of intending:
      2. An aim that guides action; an objective:
      3. Purpose with respect to marriage:
      1. Something that is intended; an aim or purpose.
      2. The state of mind necessary for an act to constitute a crime.
      3. Firmly fixed; concentrated:
      1. The object toward which an endeavor is directed; an end.
      2. A structure or area into which players endeavor to propel a ball or puck in order to score points.
      3. A play or shot that sends a ball or puck into or through the goal.
      1. Either extremity of something that has length:
      2. The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
      3. The point in time when an action, event, or phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion:
      1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
      2. To formulate a plan for; devise:
      3. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
      1. An eager or strong desire to achieve something, such as fame or power.
      2. The object or goal desired:
      3. Desire for exertion or activity; energy:
      1. To direct (a weapon or camera) toward a point.
      2. To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point:
      3. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
  8. What a speech, piece of writing, or artistic work is about

      1. The subject of a speech, essay, thesis, or discourse.
      2. A subject of discussion or conversation.
      3. A subdivision of a theme, thesis, or outline.
      1. A topic of discourse or discussion.
      2. A subject of artistic representation.
      3. An implicit or recurrent idea; a motif:
      1. The original words of something written or printed, as opposed to a paraphrase, translation, revision, or condensation.
      2. The words of a speech appearing in print.
      3. Words, as of a libretto, that are set to music in a composition.
      1. Matter under consideration in a written work or speech; a theme.
      1. Being in a position or in circumstances that place one under the power or authority of another or others:
      2. Prone; disposed:
      3. Likely to incur or receive; exposed:
      1. That which occupies space and has mass; physical substance.
      2. A type of such substance:
      3. Discharge or waste, such as pus or feces, from a living organism.
      1. A discussion in which disagreement is expressed; a debate.
      2. A quarrel; a dispute.
      3. A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
    See also:

    meaning

  9. The gist of a specific action or situation

    See also:

    meaning

  10. A course of reasoning

      1. An instance or occurrence of a particular kind or category:
      2. An occurrence of a disease or disorder:
      3. A set of circumstances or a state of affairs; a situation:
      1. A discussion in which disagreement is expressed; a debate.
      2. A quarrel; a dispute.
      3. A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
    See also:

    reason

  11. An individually considered portion of a whole

      1. Of, belonging to, or associated with a specific person, group, thing, or category; not general or universal:
      2. Distinctive among others of the same group, category, or nature; noteworthy or exceptional:
      3. Of, relating to, or providing details; precise:
      1. A single article or unit in a collection, enumeration, or series.
      2. A clause of a document, such as a bill or charter.
      3. An entry in an account.
      1. A fundamental, essential, or irreducible constituent of a composite entity.
      2. The basic assumptions or principles of a subject.
      3. A member of a set.
      1. An individual part or item; a particular:
      2. Particulars considered individually and in relation to a whole:
      3. A minor or an inconsequential item or aspect; a minutia:
      1. An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item:
      2. A particular section or item of a series in a written document, as in a contract, constitution, or treaty.
      3. A nonfictional literary composition that forms an independent part of a publication, as of a newspaper or magazine.
    See also:

    part

Verb
  1. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something

      1. To cause to lie down:
      2. To place in or bring to a particular position:
      3. To bury.
      1. To focus one's aim; to zoom in and center on something.
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. A series of connected railroad cars pulled or pushed by one or more locomotives.
      2. A long line of moving people, animals, or vehicles.
      3. The personnel, vehicles, and equipment following and providing supplies and services to a combat unit.
      1. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
      2. To put into a specified state:
      3. To cause to begin an action:
      1. Relative position or rank on a scale:
      2. A relative degree, as of achievement, intensity, or concentration:
      3. A natural or proper position, place, or stage:
      1. The uppermost or forwardmost part of the body of a vertebrate, containing the brain and the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and jaws.
      2. The analogous part of an invertebrate organism.
      3. The length or height of such a part:
      1. To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
      2. To supervise or oversee (an activity or process):
      3. To give guidance and instruction to (actors or musicians, for example) in the rehearsal and performance of a work.
      1. To throw (something, especially something light):
      2. To throw with force; hurl:
      3. To throw or propel a lure or bait at the end of (a fishing line) into the water so as to catch fish or other aquatic life.
      1. To direct (a weapon or camera) toward a point.
      2. To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point:
      3. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
    See also:

    seek

  2. To call or direct attention to something

    See also:

    words

  3. To mark with punctuation

    See also:

    marks

Idioms:

    point out

  1. To make known or identify, as by signs

  2. point out

  3. To call or direct attention to something

  4. point to

  5. To give grounds for believing in the existence or presence of

  6. point to

  7. To lead to by logical inference

Another word for point

Noun
  1. A position having no extent

    See also:

    position

  2. A sharp, tapered end

      1. One that sticks, as an adhesive label or patch.
      2. A tenacious, diligent, or persistent person.
      3. A thorn, prickle, or barb.
      1. One who, or that which, stabs.
      2. (nautical) A small marlinespike.
      1. A sharp-toothed wheel inserted into the end of the shank of a spur.
      1. A pointed extension on the toe or heels of a horseshoe, designed to prevent slipping.
      2. A spiked plate that is fixed on the bottom of a shoe to prevent slipping and preserve the sole.
      1. One of a set of hard, bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates, usually rooted in sockets and typically composed of a core of soft pulp surrounded by a layer of hard dentin that is coated with cementum or enamel at the crown and used for biting or chewing food or as a means of attack or defense.
      2. A similar hard projection in an invertebrate, such as one of a set of projections on the hinge of a bivalve or on the radula of a snail.
      3. A projecting part resembling a tooth in shape or function, as on a comb, gear, or saw.
      1. A sharp, curved nail at the end of a toe of a mammal, reptile, or bird.
      2. A pincer, as of a lobster or crab, used for grasping.
      1. The spinal column of a vertebrate.
      2. Any of various pointed projections, processes, or appendages of animals.
      3. A strong, sharp-pointed outgrowth derived from a leaf or leaf part.
      1. A dead or partly dead tree that is still standing.
      2. A tree or a part of a tree that is sunken in or protrudes above a body of water and is a danger to navigation.
      3. A snaggletooth.
      1. The sharpened point of a quill pen.
      2. A tapered point of a pen, designed to be inserted into a penholder or fountain pen.
      3. A sharp point or tip.
      1. A branch of a deer's antlers.
      2. A prong on an implement such as a fork or pitchfork.
      1. A long, thick, sharp-pointed piece of wood or metal.
      2. A heavy nail.
      3. A sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall.
      1. A short spike or spiked wheel that attaches to the heel of a rider's boot and is used to urge a horse forward.
      2. An incentive:
      3. A spinelike process on the leg of some birds.
      1. The act of piercing or pricking.
      2. The sensation of being pierced or pricked.
      3. A persistent or sharply painful feeling of sorrow or remorse.
      1. A sharp point projecting in reverse direction to the main point of a weapon or tool, as on an arrow or fishhook.
      2. A cutting remark.
      3. A small, sharp point projecting in reverse direction from the tip, as on a porcupine quill or a bee sting.
      1. Alternative spelling of pinpoint.
      2. Alternative spelling of pinpoint.
      1. The highest point; the vertex:
      2. The highest level or degree that is attained.
      3. The usually pointed end of an object; the tip:
      1. Either extremity of something that has length:
      2. The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
      3. The point in time when an action, event, or phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion:
    See also:

    tip

    thorn

  3. Anything having a point, sense 2

      1. A small dagger with a slender, tapering blade.
      2. Something shaped like such a dagger.
      3. A small, sharp-pointed instrument used for making eyelet holes in needlework.
      1. A short pointed weapon with sharp edges.
      2. Something that agonizes, torments, or wounds.
      3. A double dagger.
      1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
      2. An instrument of death or destruction.
      3. The use of force, as in war.
  4. Purpose

      1. Something that is intended; an aim or purpose.
      2. The state of mind necessary for an act to constitute a crime.
      3. Firmly fixed; concentrated:
      1. Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
      2. A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action:
      3. A limiting factor that must be considered:
      1. To direct (a weapon or camera) toward a point.
      2. To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point:
      3. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
    See also:

    purpose

  5. Meaning

      1. The central idea; the essence.
      2. The grounds for action in a suit.
      1. To bring or carry in from an outside source, especially to bring in (goods or materials) from a foreign country for trade or sale.
      2. To receive (data) into one program from another.
      3. To carry or hold the meaning of; signify:
      1. To be carried along by currents of air or water:
      2. To proceed or move unhurriedly or aimlessly:
      3. To live or behave without a clear purpose or goal:
      1. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
      2. Power made operative against resistance; exertion:
      3. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
      1. Being in a position or in circumstances that place one under the power or authority of another or others:
      2. Prone; disposed:
      3. Likely to incur or receive; exposed:
    See also:

    meaning

  6. A time

      1. Continuance or persistence in time.
      2. A period of existence or persistence:
      3. The number of years required to receive the present value of future payments, both of interest and principle, of a bond, often used as an indicator of a bond's price volatility resulting from changes in interest rates.
      1. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
      2. The boundary surrounding a specific area; bounds:
      3. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
      1. An interval of time characterized by the occurrence of a certain condition, event, or phenomenon:
      2. An interval of time characterized by the prevalence of a specified culture, ideology, or technology:
      3. An interval regarded as a distinct evolutionary or developmental phase:
    See also:

    time

  7. A detail

  8. A tally

      1. A visible trace or impression, such as a line or spot:
      2. A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
      3. A notch made in an animal's ear or hide to indicate ownership.
      1. A V-shaped cut.
      2. Such a cut used for keeping a record.
      3. A narrow pass between mountains.
      1. To name or list (the units of a group or collection) one by one in order to determine a total; number.
      2. To recite numerals in ascending order up to and including:
      3. To include in a reckoning; take account of:
    See also:

    score

Verb
  1. To indicate

      1. To mark; indicate:
      2. To serve as a symbol or name for the meaning of; signify:
      3. To signify directly; refer to specifically:
      1. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
      2. A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly:
      3. Representation or repute, as opposed to reality:
      1. To cause or allow to be seen; display:
      2. To display for sale, in exhibition, or in competition:
      3. To permit access to (a house, for example) when offering for sale or rent.
    See also:

    designate

  2. To direct

      1. A power affecting a person, thing, or course of events, especially one that operates without any direct or apparent effort:
      2. Power to sway or affect based on prestige, wealth, ability, or position:
      3. A person who exerts such power:
      1. To guide (a vessel or vehicle), especially by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or wheel:
      2. To set and follow (a course):
      3. To direct the course of:
      1. One who shows the way by leading, directing, or advising.
      2. One who serves as a model for others, as in a course of conduct.
      3. A person employed to conduct others, as through a museum, and give information about points of interest encountered.
    See also:

    lead

  3. To face

      1. To have a tendency:
      2. To be disposed or inclined:
      3. To move or extend in a certain direction:
      1. To direct (a weapon or camera) toward a point.
      2. To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point:
      3. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
      1. To employ one's sight, especially in a given direction or on a given object:
      2. To search:
      3. To turn one's glance or gaze:
    See also:

    face

  4. To sharpen

      1. A sharp point projecting in reverse direction to the main point of a weapon or tool, as on an arrow or fishhook.
      2. A cutting remark.
      3. A small, sharp point projecting in reverse direction from the tip, as on a porcupine quill or a bee sting.