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")

Antonyms of adj pointed

2 senses of pointed

Sense 1
pointed (vs. pointless) -- (having a point)

pointless (vs. pointed), unpointed -- (not having a point especially a sharp point; "my pencils are all pointless")
        => blunt -- (having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil")

Sense 2
pointed -- (direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant; "a pointed critique"; "a pointed allusion to what was going on"; "another pointed look in their direction")

INDIRECT (VIA direct) -> indirect -- (extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action; "making indirect but legitimate inquiries"; "an indirect insult"; "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind"; "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest"; "known as a shady indirect fellow")

Similarity of adj pointed

2 senses of pointed

Sense 1
pointed (vs. pointless) -- (having a point)
       => acanthoid, acanthous, spinous -- (shaped like a spine or thorn)
       => acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike -- (ending in a sharp point)
       => barreled, barrelled -- ((of an arrow) tapered toward both ends)
       => bristle-pointed -- (pointed like bristles)
       => five-pointed -- (having five points)
       => fusiform, spindle-shaped, cigar-shaped -- (tapering at each end)
       => nibbed -- ((used of pens) having a writing point or nib especially of a certain kind; "a broad-nibbed pen")
       => peaked -- (having or rising to a peak; "the peaked ceiling"; "the island's peaked hills")
       => pyramidal, pyramidic, pyramidical -- (resembling a pyramid)
       => sharpened -- (having the point made sharp; "a sharpened pencil")
       => six-pointed -- (having six points)
       => spiked -- (having a long sharp point)
       => spikelike -- (resembling a spike)
          Also See-> angular#2, angulate#1; sharp#9

Sense 2
pointed -- (direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant; "a pointed critique"; "a pointed allusion to what was going on"; "another pointed look in their direction")
       => direct (vs. indirect) -- (straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach")

2019, Cloud WordNet Browser