Complete Definition of "point"

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English

rank|number|alone|body|345|point|letter|become|became

Pronunciation
IPA|/pɔɪnt/, SAMPA|/pOInt/
audio|en-us-point.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɔɪnt|-ɔɪnt

Noun
en-noun

  1. A location or place.
  2. geometry A zero-dimensional mathematical object representing a location in one or more dimensions.
  3. A particular moment in an event or occurrence.

#:At this point in the meeting, I'd like to propose a new item for the agenda.

  1. The sharp tip of an object.
  2. A peninsula.
  3. arithmetic A decimal point (used when reading decimal fractions aloud).

#:10.5 ("ten point five"; = ten and a half)

  1. An opinion which adds (or supposedly adds) to the discussion.
  2. A unit of measure of success or failure in a game or competition; the unit of score|scoring.

#:The one with the most points will win the game
#:Germany awarded Greece the maximum 12 points in the Eurovision Song Contest.

  1. The color/colour on the extremities of an animal (typically darker or richer) than the rest of the coat).

#:The point color of that cat was a deep, rich sable.

  1. rail transport|Commonwealth a device by which trains change tracks; switch
  2. cricket a fielding position square of the wicket on the off side, between gully and cover.
  3. The position at the front or vanguard of an advancing force.

#*2005: Willie Jones decided to become Kimani Jones, Black Panther, on the day his best friend, Otis Nicholson, stepped on a mine while walking point during a sweep in the central highlands. — Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, p. 189)
#nautical An angle equivalent to eleven and a quarter degrees, that is 1/32 of a circle. Most commonly used to indicate a relative bearing to an object or vessel, but can be used to describe a compass bearing.

Synonyms
(location or place): location, place, position, spot
(in geometry):
(particular moment in an event or occurrence): moment, time
(sharp tip): end, tip
(arithmetic symbol): decimal point (name of the symbol; not used when reading decimal fractions aloud)
(opinion): opinion, point of view, view, viewpoint
(unit of measure of success or failure): mark (in a competition)
(colo(u)r of extremities of an animal):

Derived terms
rel-top3|derived from point (noun)
accumulation point
boundary point<!--mathematical term-->
branch point<!--mathematical term-->
break point
critical point<!--mathematical term-->
decimal point
Didot point
double point<!--mathematical term-->
endpoint
fixed point<!--mathematical term-->
fixed-point<!--adjective-->
floating-point<!--mathematical term-->
get to the point
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isolated point<!--mathematical term-->
limit point<!--mathematical term-->
match point
midpoint
on the point of
ordinary point<!--mathematical term-->
Pica point
point of fact
point of no return
point of reference
point of sale
point set<!--mathematical term-->
point of view
rel-mid3
point taken
pointer
pointless
pointwise<!--mathematical term-->
pointy
reference point
singular point<!--mathematical term-->
take one's point
to the point
turning point
what's the point|what’s the point(?)
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Translations
trans-top|location or place
Arabic: Arab|موقع (máuqiʕ) m
Dutch: punt m
Finnish: piste#Finnish|piste
French: point#French|point m
German: Punkt m
Hebrew: נקודה f
Hungarian: pont
trans-mid
Interlingua: puncto
Italian: punto m
Japanese: 点 (てん, ten)
Portuguese: ponto m
Slovene: točka f
Spanish: punto de encuentro
Swedish: punkt c, plats c
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trans-top|in geometry
Arabic: Arab|نقطة (núqʈa) f
Chinese: 点 (diǎn)
Czech: bod m
Dutch: punt m
French: point#French|point m
German: Punkt m
Hebrew: נקודה f
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Italian: punto m
Japanese: 先 (さき, saki)
Korean: 점 (jeom)
Portuguese: ponto m
Russian: пункт (punkt) m
Slovene: točka f
Spanish: punto m
Swedish: punkt c
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trans-top|particular moment in an event or occurrence
Dutch: punt m
Finnish: vaihe
trans-mid
German: Punkt m, Zeitpunkt m
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trans-top|sharp tip
Dutch: punt m
Finnish: piste, kärki
French: pointe f
German: Spitze f
Hungarian: hegye
Interlingua: puncta
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|نووک
Portuguese: ponta f
Slovene: konica f
Spanish: punta f
Swedish: spets c
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trans-top|arithmetic symbol
Note: many languages use a comma (',') rather than a dot as a decimal point, and hence the translations into these languages reflect this.
Dutch: komma n
Finnish: desimaalipiste, desimaalipilkku
French: virgule f
German: Komma m
Hebrew: נקודה f
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Italian: virgola f
Japanese: 点 (てん, ten)
Slovene: pika f
Spanish: punto m
Swedish: komma c
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trans-top|opinion
Dutch: uitgangspunt m
French: point de vue m, avis m, opinion#French|opinion f
German: Punkt m, Standpunkt m
trans-mid
Hungarian: lényeg, szempont
Swedish: poäng c
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trans-top|unit of measure of success or failure in a game or competition
Czech: bod m
Dutch: punt m
Finnish: piste
French: point m
German: Punkt m
trans-mid
Hebrew: נקודה f
Hungarian: pont
Italian: punto m
Slovene: točka f
Spanish: punto m
Swedish: poäng n
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trans-top|a device by which trains change tracks
Dutch: wissel
trans-mid
German: Weiche f
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trans-top|colo(u)r of extremities of an animal
Finnish: täplä, laikku
trans-mid
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Ido: punto
ttbc|Irish: pointe

Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive To extend the index finger in the direction of something in order to show where it is or to draw attention to it.

#: It's rude to point at other people.

  1. transitive To direct or encourage (someone) in a particular direction

#: If he asks for food, point him toward the refrigerator.

Derived terms
point at
point out

Translations
trans-top|to extend finger
Czech: ukázat
Dutch: wijzen
Finnish: osoittaa
French: pointer, indiquer
German: zeigen
Ido: Pintar
trans-mid
Interlingua: indicar
Portuguese: apontar para, indicar
Slovene: kazati, pokazati
Spanish: indicar, apuntar
Swedish: peka på
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trans-top|direct
trans-mid
Swedish: peka, peka ut
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Category:1000 English basic words


French

Etymology
L. punctus

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. point (location or place, unit of success or failure in a game or competition)
  2. full stop, period (punctuation mark)

Derived terms
à point
point de vue
un point c'est tout

Adverb
ne ... point

  1. literary|lang=fr not

#:Ne craignez point - Fear not

Synonyms
ne ... pas

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