Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun point

26 senses of point

Sense 1
point -- (a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates")
       => component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient -- (an abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech")

Sense 2
point -- (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street")
       => location -- (a point or extent in space)

Sense 3
point -- (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")
       => meaning, significance, signification, import -- (the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous")

Sense 4
detail, item, point -- (an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information")
       => fact -- (a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case")

Sense 5
degree, level, stage, point -- (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?")
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 6
point, point in time -- (an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave")
       => measure, quantity, amount -- (how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify)

Sense 7
point -- (the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?")
       => aim, object, objective, target -- (the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children")

Sense 8
point, tip, peak -- (a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points")
       => convex shape, convexity -- (a shape that curves or bulges outward)

Sense 9
point, dot -- (a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots")
       => disk, disc, saucer -- (something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate; "the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky")

Sense 10
point -- (the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points")
       => unit of measurement, unit -- (any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume")

Sense 11
point -- (a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point")
       => promontory, headland, head, foreland -- (a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea))

Sense 12
item, point -- (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")
       => part, portion, component part, component, constituent -- (something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton")

Sense 13
point -- (a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect)
       => relevance, relevancy -- (the relation of something to the matter at hand)

Sense 14
point, spot -- (an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie")
       => characteristic -- (a distinguishing quality)

Sense 15
point -- (sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil")
       => end, terminal -- (either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix")

Sense 16
compass point, point -- (any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass")
       => direction -- (the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind")

Sense 17
point -- (a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch)
       => linear unit, linear measure -- (a unit of measurement of length)

Sense 18
point -- (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)
       => loan -- (the temporary provision of money (usually at interest))

Sense 19
period, point, full stop, stop, full point -- (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")
       => punctuation, punctuation mark -- (the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases)

Sense 20
point, head -- (a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north")
       => mark -- (a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark")

Sense 21
decimal point, percentage point, point -- (the dot at the left of a decimal fraction)
       => mathematical notation -- (a notation used by mathematicians)

Sense 22
point, pointedness -- (the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip)
       => taper -- (the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone))

Sense 23
point -- (a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points")
       => characteristic -- (a distinguishing quality)

Sense 24
point, gunpoint -- (the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun")
       => gun muzzle, muzzle -- (the open circular discharging end of a gun)

Sense 25
point, power point -- (a wall socket)
       => wall socket, wall plug, electric outlet, electrical outlet, outlet, electric receptacle -- (receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices)

Sense 26
distributor point, breaker point, point -- (a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs)
       => contact, tangency -- ((electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb point

14 senses of point

Sense 1
indicate, point, designate, show -- (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")
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

Sense 2
orient, point -- (be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward")
       => lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sense 3
charge, level, point -- (direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me")
       => aim, take, train, take aim, direct -- (point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent")

Sense 4
steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise -- (direct the course; determine the direction of travelling)
       => control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

Sense 5
bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal -- (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")
       => tell -- (let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late")

Sense 6
luff, point -- (sail close to the wind)
       => sail -- (travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on")

Sense 7
point -- (mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics)
       => tag, label, mark -- (attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles")

Sense 8
point -- (mark with diacritics; "point the letter")
       => tag, label, mark -- (attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles")

Sense 9
point -- (mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes)
       => tag, label, mark -- (attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles")

Sense 10
point -- (be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 11
target, aim, place, direct, point -- (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")
       => aim, take, train, take aim, direct -- (point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent")

Sense 12
point -- (indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle; "the dog pointed the dead duck")
       => indicate, point, designate, show -- (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")

Sense 13
sharpen, taper, point -- (give a point to; "The candles are tapered")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 14
point, repoint -- (repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney")
       => repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on -- (restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please")

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