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point



I - noun
1. a geometric element that has position but no extension (Freq. 51)
- a point is defined by its coordinates
Hypernyms:
component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient
Hyponyms:
attractor, attracter, intersection, intersection point, point of intersection, intercept
2. the precise location of something;
a spatially limited location (Freq. 21)
- she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street
Hypernyms:
location
Hyponyms:
punctum, blind spot, optic disc, optic disk, navel,
umbilicus, bellybutton, belly button, omphalos, omphalus, McBurney's point,
node, antinode, beginning, origin, root, rootage,
source, celestial point, center, centre, midpoint, trichion,
crinion, chokepoint, corner, crossing, focus, geographic point,
geographical point, ground zero, hot spot, hotspot, midair, abutment,
position, place, pressure point, military position, topographic point, spot,
vanishing point, focal point, hilum, nidus
3. a brief version of the essential meaning of something (Freq. 20)
- get to the point
- he missed the point of the joke
- life has lost its point
Hypernyms:
meaning, significance, signification, import
Hyponyms:
bottom line, crux, crux of the matter, rallying point, talking point
4. an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole (Freq. 17)
- several of the details are similar
- a point of information
Syn:
detail, item
Derivationally related forms:
itemize (for: item), itemise (for: item), detail (for: detail)
Hypernyms:
fact
Hyponyms:
minutia, nook and cranny, nooks and crannies, respect, regard,
sticking point, technicality, trifle, triviality
5. a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process (Freq. 16)
- a remarkable degree of frankness
- at what stage are the social sciences?
Syn:
degree, level, stage
Hypernyms:
state
Hyponyms:
ladder, acme, height, elevation, peak,
pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top,
extent, resultant, end point, standard of living, standard of life, plane,
state of the art, ultimacy, ultimateness, quickening, climax
6. an instant of time (Freq. 9)
- at that point I had to leave
Syn:
point in time
Hypernyms:
measure, quantity, amount
Hyponyms:
distance, date, particular date, deadline, arrival time,
time of arrival, departure time, time of departure, midterm, term, full term,
moment, minute, second, instant, run-time, beginning,
commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff,
starting time, showtime, offset, middle, end, ending,
phase, phase angle, show time, then
7. the object of an activity (Freq. 6)
- what is the point of discussing it?
Hypernyms:
aim, object, objective, target
8. a V shape (Freq. 3)
- the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points
Syn:
tip, peak
Hypernyms:
convex shape, convexity
Hyponyms:
widow's peak, cusp, head
Part Holonyms:
cone, conoid, cone shape, alpenstock, sword,
blade, brand, steel, pencil, arrowhead, knife
9. a very small circular shape (Freq. 2)
- a row of points
- draw lines between the dots
Syn:
dot
Derivationally related forms:
dot (for: dot)
Hypernyms:
disk, disc, saucer
10. the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest (Freq. 2)
- he scored 20 points in the first half
- a touchdown counts 6 points
Hypernyms:
unit of measurement, unit
Hyponyms:
point after, point after touchdown, extra point, advantage, set point, match point
Part Holonyms:
score
11. a promontory extending out into a large body of water (Freq. 2)
- they sailed south around the point
Hypernyms:
promontory, headland, head, foreland
12. a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list (Freq. 2)
- 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
Syn:
item
Derivationally related forms:
itemize (for: item), itemise (for: item)
Hypernyms:
part, portion, component part, component, constituent
Hyponyms:
agenda item, incidental, inventory item, line item, news item,
place, position
Part Holonyms:
list, listing
13. a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms:
relevance, relevancy
14. an outstanding characteristic (Freq. 1)
- his acting was one of the high points of the movie
Syn:
spot
Hypernyms:
characteristic
15. sharp end (Freq. 1)
- he stuck the point of the knife into a tree
- he broke the point of his pencil
Hypernyms:
end, terminal
Hyponyms:
arrowhead, barb, cusp, diamond point, nib,
nib, pike, pinpoint, spearhead, spearpoint,
spear-point, spike
Part Holonyms:
awl, icepick, ice pick, knife, needle,
pencil, pin
16. any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
- he checked the point on his compass
Syn:
compass point
Hypernyms:
direction
Hyponyms:
cardinal compass point, north by east, NbE, north northeast, nor'-nor'-east,
NNE, northeast by north, NEbN, northeast, nor'-east, northeastward,
NE, northeast by east, NEbE, east northeast, ENE, east by north,
EbN, east by south, EbS, east southeast, ESE, southeast by east,
SEbE, southeast, sou'-east, southeastward, SE, southeast by south,
SEbS, south southeast, sou'-sou'-east, SSE, south by east, SbE,
south by west, SbW, south southwest, sou'-sou'-west, SSW, southwest by south,
SWbS, southwest, sou'-west, southwestward, SW, southwest by west,
SWbW, west southwest, WSW, west by south, WbS, west by north,
WbN, west northwest, WNW, northwest by west, NWbW, northwest,
nor'-west, northwestward, NW, northwest by north, NWbN, north northwest,
nor'-nor'-west, NNW, north by west, NbW
17. a linear unit used to measure the size of type;
approximately 1/72 inch
Hypernyms:
linear unit, linear measure
Part Holonyms:
em, pica em, pica
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
Hypernyms:
loan
19. a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
- the point of the arrow was due north
Syn:
head
Hypernyms:
mark
Part Holonyms:
arrow, pointer
20. 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
Syn:
period, full stop, stop, full point
Hypernyms:
punctuation, punctuation mark
Hyponyms:
suspension point
21. the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
Syn:
decimal point, percentage point
Hypernyms:
mathematical notation
22. the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
Syn:
pointedness
Ant:
unpointedness (for: pointedness)
Derivationally related forms:
pointed (for: pointedness)
Hypernyms:
taper
23. a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
- he knows my bad points as well as my good points
Hypernyms:
characteristic
Hyponyms:
selling point
24. the gun muzzle's direction
- he held me up at the point of a gun
Syn:
gunpoint
Hypernyms:
gun muzzle, muzzle
25. a wall socket
Syn:
power point
Regions:
United Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great Britain
Hypernyms:
wall socket, wall plug, electric outlet, electrical outlet, outlet, electric receptacle
26. a contact in the distributor;
as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
Syn:
distributor point, breaker point
Hypernyms:
contact, tangency
Part Holonyms:
distributor, distributer, electrical distributor

II - verb
1. indicate a place, direction, person, or thing;
either spatially or figuratively (Freq. 25)
- I showed the customer the glove section
- He pointed to the empty parking space
- he indicated his opponents
Syn:
indicate, designate, show
Derivationally related forms:
pointer, indication (for: indicate)
Hypernyms:
inform
Hyponyms:
finger, signalize, signalise, point out, call attention, reflect
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody something
- Somebody ----s something to somebody
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
2. direct into a position for use (Freq. 8)
- point a gun
- He charged his weapon at me
Syn:
charge, level
Hypernyms:
aim, take, train, take aim, direct
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
3. be oriented (Freq. 8)
- The weather vane points North
- the dancers toes pointed outward
Syn:
orient
Derivationally related forms:
pointer
Hypernyms:
lie
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
4. direct the course;
determine the direction of travelling (Freq. 5)
Syn:
steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct,
head, guide, channelize, channelise
Derivationally related forms:
channelisation (for: channelise), guide (for: guide), head (for: head), heading (for: head), manoeuvre (for: manoeuvre), maneuverable (for: maneuver), maneuverer (for: maneuver), steerer (for: steer), steerage (for: steer), steering (for: steer)
Hypernyms:
control, command
Hyponyms:
dock, sheer, pull over, helm, crab,
navigate, stand out, starboard, conn, pilot, channel,
canalize, canalise, corner, tree, park
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s something PP
5. be a signal for or a symptom of (Freq. 1)
- These symptoms indicate a serious illness
- Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
- The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
Syn:
bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal
Derivationally related forms:
signal (for: signal), indicative (for: indicate), indication (for: indicate), indicant (for: indicate), indicator (for: indicate)
Hypernyms:
tell
Hyponyms:
bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen,
presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure,
forecast, predict, mark
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something
- Something is ----ing PP
6. mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
Hypernyms:
tag, label, mark
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
7. mark with diacritics
- point the letter
Hypernyms:
tag, label, mark
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
8. mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
Hypernyms:
tag, label, mark
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
9. be positionable in a specified manner
- The gun points with ease
Derivationally related forms:
pointer
Hypernyms:
be
Verb Group:
charge, level
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
- Something ----s Adjective/Noun
10. 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
Syn:
target, aim, place, direct
Derivationally related forms:
place (for: place), aim (for: aim), target (for: target)
Hypernyms:
aim, take, train, take aim, direct
Hyponyms:
address, range in, home in, zero in
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s PP
- Somebody ----s PP (for: aim)
11. sail close to the wind
Syn:
luff
Derivationally related forms:
luff (for: luff)
Topics:
navigation, pilotage, piloting
Hypernyms:
sail
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
12. indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
- the dog pointed the dead duck
Hypernyms:
indicate, designate, show
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
- Something ----s something
13. give a point to
- The candles are tapered
Syn:
sharpen, taper
See Also:
taper off (for: taper)
Derivationally related forms:
taper (for: taper)
Hypernyms:
change shape, change form, deform
Hyponyms:
acuminate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
14. repair the joints of bricks
- point a chimney
Syn:
repoint
Hypernyms:
repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor,
furbish up, restore, touch on
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something

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