• (v. t. & i.) To appoint.
  • (n.) That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) The mark made by the end of a sharp, piercing instrument, as a needle; a prick.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) An indivisible portion of time; a moment; an instant; hence, the verge.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) A small matter; a trifle; a least consideration; a punctilio.
  • (n.) A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time
  • (n.) A dot or mark distinguishing or characterizing certain tones or styles; as, points of perfection, of augmentation, etc.; hence, a note; a tune.
  • (n.) A dot placed at the right hand of a note, to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half, as to make a whole note equal to three half notes, a half note equal to three quarter notes.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) One of the several different parts of the escutcheon. See Escutcheon.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails. See Reef point, under Reef.
  • (n.) A a string or lace used to tie together certain parts of the dress.
  • (n.) Lace wrought the needle; as, point de Venise; Brussels point. See Point lace, below.
  • (n.) A switch.
  • (n.) An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.
  • (n.) A fielder who is stationed on the off side, about twelve or fifteen yards from, and a little in advance of, the batsman.
  • (n.) The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game; as, the dog came to a point. See Pointer.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) A tyne or snag of an antler.
  • (n.) One of the spaces on a backgammon board.
  • (n.) A movement executed with the saber or foil; as, tierce point.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort.
  • (n.) Hence, to direct the attention or notice of.
  • (n.) To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to point a composition.
  • (n.) To mark (as Hebrew) with vowel points.
  • (n.) To give particular prominence to; to designate in a special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the error was pointed out.
  • (n.) To indicate or discover by a fixed look, as game.
  • (n.) To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it to a smooth surface.
  • (n.) To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.
  • (v. i.) To direct the point of something, as of a finger, for the purpose of designating an object, and attracting attention to it; -- with at.
  • (v. i.) To indicate the presence of game by fixed and steady look, as certain hunting dogs do.
  • (v. i.) To approximate to the surface; to head; -- said of an abscess.

Compare point with other words:

point vs. rap

point vs. subject

noint vs. point

oint vs. point

poind vs. point

joint vs. point

point vs. print

pint vs. point

paint vs. point

brawl vs. point

point vs. pour

integral vs. point

counterpoint vs. point

motive vs. point

point vs. worth

mention vs. point

dude vs. point

grade vs. point

mucronulate vs. point

grammaticism vs. point

point vs. subtangent

isocryme vs. point

glissette vs. point

cuspated vs. point

arcograph vs. point

bipunctual vs. point

barbated vs. point

point vs. pointsman

point vs. vandyke

corradiate vs. point

nineholes vs. point

indigitate vs. point

hyperbolism vs. point

conchoid vs. point

capsheaf vs. point

bicarinate vs. point

point vs. tricuspidate

point vs. puncto

point vs. tractrix

manicule vs. point

cicero vs. point

pip vs. point

litate vs. point

point vs. trifurcate

about vs. point

hint vs. point

point vs. reason

point vs. symbol

point vs. terrier

gist vs. point

point vs. refer

draw vs. point

edge vs. point

feline vs. point

point vs. trochoid

equipotential vs. point

osculating vs. point

apastron vs. point

point vs. subulate

point vs. sagittate

mucronate vs. point

impunctate vs. point

centroid vs. point

climacteric vs. point

mucro vs. point

mousing vs. point

epigraph vs. point

angularity vs. point

point vs. punctuality

point vs. tapered

burin vs. point

point vs. polygenic

monogenic vs. point

contour vs. point

point vs. signalman

point vs. pointlessly

piloting vs. point

catacaustic vs. point

eccentricity vs. point

converging vs. point

point vs. punctum

engrailed vs. point

point vs. retriever

bloke vs. point

nought vs. point

hyperbolic vs. point

neighbourhood vs. point

discontinuity vs. point

chiasma vs. point

piled vs. point

footstep vs. point

point vs. polar

point vs. pungent

point vs. triton

outfield vs. point

point vs. tilt

farthest vs. point

point vs. quartile

completion vs. point

faun vs. point

epicycloid vs. point

cycloid vs. point

hypocycloid vs. point

point vs. rotation

dibber vs. point

ducktail vs. point

point vs. spherical

point vs. surveying

point vs. terminus

point vs. ubiety

intercept vs. point

hitch vs. point

infield vs. point

alpenstock vs. point

obelisk vs. point

knag vs. point

knap vs. point

lanceolate vs. point

point vs. watershed

multilateral vs. point

point vs. points

point vs. sharp

isometric vs. point

instant vs. point

duality vs. point

adapter vs. point

point vs. prong

point vs. shank

indication vs. point

point vs. radiant

corner vs. point

parabola vs. point

ellipse vs. point

cone vs. point

particular vs. point

narwhal vs. point

locus vs. point

attenuation vs. point

pivot vs. point

perihelion vs. point

point vs. umbel

origin vs. point

point vs. trend

point vs. stead

point vs. sprig

point vs. spire

point vs. rugged

neb vs. point

interrogation vs. point

cape vs. point

point vs. secant

piked vs. point

nibbed vs. point

crux vs. point

affine vs. point

blunt vs. point

cacuminal vs. point

point vs. salient

point vs. principal

centigrade vs. point

lance vs. point

bayonet vs. point

point vs. toledo

fibre vs. point

backsword vs. point

around vs. point

limit vs. point

glaive vs. point

barb vs. point

acnode vs. point

measure vs. point

outlier vs. point

point vs. support

chase vs. point

dot vs. point

beak vs. point

aphelion vs. point

broach vs. point

acumination vs. point

acuminate vs. point

aculeolate vs. point

aculeated vs. point

coordinate vs. point

point vs. replete

fix vs. point

otiose vs. point

coma vs. point

point vs. punto

period vs. point

inverse vs. point

point vs. use

point vs. vertex

depict vs. point

allude vs. point

direction vs. point

lattice vs. point

point vs. sagitta

focus vs. point

local vs. point

double vs. point

identify vs. point

lathe vs. point

point vs. score

goal vs. point

point vs. pole

point vs. tangent

point vs. sine

cosine vs. point

point vs. voltage

intersection vs. point

equidistant vs. point

point vs. switch

point vs. pop

bill vs. point

dag vs. point

line vs. point

extreme vs. point

point vs. start

point vs. suspension

orient vs. point

point vs. singularity

point vs. waffle

domain vs. point

handle vs. point

point vs. space

dust vs. point

crisis vs. point

basis vs. point

point vs. thrust

point vs. swing

point vs. sweep

point vs. sting

point vs. set

point vs. run

point vs. zenith

explorer vs. point

cut vs. point

break vs. point

dimension vs. point

distance vs. point

bisque vs. point

accident vs. point

angle vs. point

for vs. point

point vs. prick

mouse vs. point

hub vs. point

point vs. spoke

point vs. pointer

point vs. surface

abscess vs. point

memory vs. point

encourage vs. point

direct vs. point

mortar vs. point

indicate vs. point

point vs. punctuation

point vs. punctuate

point vs. punctual

point vs. punctilious

appoint vs. point

point vs. standpoint

point vs. pointed

point vs. pointless

midpoint vs. point

point vs. view

point vs. viewpoint

end vs. point

opinion vs. point

point vs. time

ord vs. point

point vs. spot

place vs. point

gully vs. point

cover vs. point

point vs. wicket

point vs. square

point vs. position

fielding vs. point

colour vs. point

animal vs. point

expression vs. point

peninsula vs. point

point vs. promontory

compass vs. point

backgammon vs. point

board vs. point

point vs. stone

point vs. triangular

object vs. point

point vs. twelve

point vs. table

point vs. tip

point vs. unit

circle vs. point

bearing vs. point

inch vs. point

point vs. power

pica vs. point

point vs. share

point vs. stock

game vs. point

competition vs. point

letter vs. point

point vs. stroke

point vs. scoring

point vs. vowel

mark vs. point

characteristic vs. point

objective vs. point

point vs. tenth

point vs. twelfth

point vs. purpose

location vs. point

jot vs. point

point vs. whit

point vs. state

point vs. proposition

juncture vs. point

event vs. point

point vs. quality

point vs. thought

detail vs. point

moment vs. point

element vs. point

digit vs. point

head vs. point

bond vs. point