point

When you go through airport security these days, you have to take anything with a point out of your carry-on bag. A point is any sharp or tapered end.

A sharpened pencil has a point, as does the end of an umbrella. The noun point has a dizzying number of different definitions, including a punctuation mark, a unit of scoring in a game, a moment in time, and the essential meaning or purpose of something. Point is a verb too, meaning to gesture with your finger, to emphasize, or to make something into the shape of a point. The original meaning of point was "a dot," from the Latin pungere, "prick or pierce".

Definitions of point
  1. noun
    a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
    “he knows my bad points as well as my good points”
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    selling point
    a characteristic of something that is up for sale that makes it attractive to potential customers
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    characteristic
    a distinguishing quality
  2. noun
    an outstanding characteristic
    “his acting was one of the high points of the movie”
    synonyms: spot
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    characteristic
    a distinguishing quality
  3. noun
    a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
    “the main point on the agenda was taken up first”
    synonyms: item
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    agenda item
    one of the items to be considered
    incidental
    an item that is incidental
    inventory item
    an item listed in an inventory
    line item
    an item in an appropriation bill
    news item
    an item in a newspaper
    place, position
    an item on a list or in a sequence
    postposition
    (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element after another (as placing a modifier after the word that it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix after the base to which it is attached)
    preposition
    (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached)
    factoid
    a brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item
    type of:
    component, component part, constituent, moiety, part, portion
    something determined in relation to something that includes it
  4. noun
    an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
    “a point of information”
    synonyms: detail, item
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    minutia
    a small or minor detail
    nook and cranny, nooks and crannies
    something remote
    regard, respect
    (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
    sticking point
    a point at which an impasse arises in progress toward an agreement or a goal
    technicality, trifle, triviality
    a detail that is considered insignificant
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    fact
    a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
  5. noun
    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
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    bottom line
    the decisive point
    crux, crux of the matter
    the most important point
    rallying point
    a point or principle on which scattered or opposing groups can come together
    talking point
    an especially persuasive point helping to support an argument or discussion
    alpha and omega
    the basic meaning of something; the crucial part
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    import, meaning, significance, signification
    the message that is intended or expressed or signified
  6. noun
    the object of an activity
    “what is the point of discussing it?”
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    aim, object, objective, target
    the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
  7. noun
    a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    synonyms: degree, level, stage
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    ladder
    ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress
    acme, elevation, height, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, tiptop, top, zenith
    the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    extent
    the point or degree to which something extends
    end point, resultant
    the final point in a process
    standard of life, standard of living
    a level of material comfort in terms of goods and services available to someone or some group
    plane
    a level of existence or development
    state of the art
    the highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time
    ultimacy, ultimateness
    the state or degree of being ultimate; the final or most extreme in degree or size or time or distance, "the ultimacy of these social values"
    quickening
    the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus
    climax
    the most severe stage of a disease
    extremity
    the greatest or utmost degree
    profoundness
    extremeness of degree
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    state
    the way something is with respect to its main attributes
  8. noun
    any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
    “he checked the point on his compass”
    synonyms: compass point
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    cardinal compass point
    one of the four main compass points
    NbE, north by east
    the compass point that is one point east (clockwise) of due north
    NNE, nor'-nor'-east, north northeast
    the compass point that is midway between north and northeast
    NEbN, northeast by north
    the compass point that is one point north of northeast
    NE, nor'-east, northeast, northeastward
    the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
    NEbE, northeast by east
    the compass point that is one point east of northeast
    ENE, east northeast
    the compass point midway between northeast and east
    EbN, east by north
    the compass point that is one point north of due east
    EbS, east by south
    the compass point that is one point south of due east
    ESE, east southeast
    the compass point midway between east and southeast
    SEbE, southeast by east
    the compass point that is one point east of southeast
    SE, sou'-east, southeast, southeastward
    the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees
    SEbS, southeast by south
    the compass point that is one point south of southeast
    SSE, sou'-sou'-east, south southeast
    the compass point midway between south and southeast
    SbE, south by east
    the compass point that is one point east of due south
    SbW, south by west
    the compass point that is one point west of due south
    SSW, sou'-sou'-west, south southwest
    the compass point midway between south and southwest
    SWbS, southwest by south
    the compass point that is one point south of southwest
    SW, sou'-west, southwest, southwestward
    the compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees
    SWbW, southwest by west
    the compass point that is one point west of southwest
    WSW, west southwest
    the compass point midway between west and southwest
    WbS, west by south
    the compass point that is one point south of due west
    WbN, west by north
    the compass point that is one point north of due west
    WNW, west northwest
    the compass point midway between west and northwest
    NWbW, northwest by west
    the compass point that is one point west of northwest
    NW, nor'-west, northwest, northwestward
    the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
    NWbN, northwest by north
    the compass point that is one point north of northwest
    NNW, nor'-nor'-west, north northwest
    the compass point that is midway between north and northwest
    NbW, north by west
    the compass point that is one point west of due north
    N, due north, north, northward
    the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
    E, due east, east, eastward
    the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
    S, due south, south, southward
    the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
    W, due west, west, westward
    the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
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    direction
    the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
  9. noun
    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
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    loan
    the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)
  10. noun
    an instant of time
    “at that point I had to leave”
    synonyms: point in time
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    distance
    a remote point in time
    date, particular date
    a particular but unspecified point in time
    deadline
    the point in time at which something must be completed
    arrival time, time of arrival
    the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to arrive at a given destination
    departure time, time of departure
    the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to depart from a given point of origin
    midterm
    middle of an academic term or a political term in office
    full term, term
    the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent
    midterm
    the middle of the gestation period
    instant, minute, moment, second
    a particular point in time
    run-time
    the time at which a (software or multimedia) program is run
    beginning, commencement, first, get-go, kickoff, offset, outset, showtime, start, starting time
    the time at which something is supposed to begin
    middle
    time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period
    end, ending
    the point in time at which something ends
    phase, phase angle
    a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle
    show time
    the point in time at which an entertainment (a movie or television show etc.) is scheduled to begin
    then
    that time; that moment
    climax, culmination
    the decisive moment in a novel or play
    birth
    the time when something begins (especially life)
    incipience, incipiency
    beginning to exist or to be apparent
    death, last
    the time at which life ends; continuing until dead
    death, demise, dying
    the time when something ends
    period
    the end or completion of something
    curfew
    the time that the curfew signal is sounded
    checkout, checkout time
    the latest time for vacating a hotel room
    year-end
    the end of a calendar year
    eleventh hour, last minute
    the latest possible moment
    moment of truth
    a crucial moment on which much depends
    moment of truth
    the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull
    pinpoint
    a very brief moment
    time
    a suitable moment
    psychological moment
    the most appropriate time for achieving a desired effect
    starting point, terminus a quo
    earliest limiting point
    deep
    the central and most intense or profound part
    close, conclusion, finale, finis, finish, last, stopping point
    the temporal end; the concluding time
    cease
    (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
    fag end, tail, tail end
    the time of the last part of something
    last gasp
    the point of death or exhaustion or completion
    expiration, expiry, termination
    a coming to an end of a contract period
    limit, terminal point, terminus ad quem
    final or latest limiting point
    threshold
    the starting point for a new state or experience
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    amount, measure, quantity
    how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
  11. noun
    the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
    “he scored 20 points in the first half”
    “a touchdown counts 6 points
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    extra point, point after, point after touchdown
    in American football a point awarded for a successful place kick following a touchdown
    advantage
    (tennis) first point scored after deuce
    set point
    (tennis) the final point needed to win a set in tennis
    match point
    (tennis) the final point needed to win a match (especially in tennis)
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    unit, unit of measurement
    any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
  12. noun
    a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
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    relevance, relevancy
    the relation of something to the matter at hand
  13. verb
    be a signal for or a symptom of
    “Her behavior points to a severe neurosis”
    synonyms: bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal
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    augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate
    indicate by signs
    mark
    designate as if by a mark
    threaten
    to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"
    blaze
    indicate by marking trees with blazes
    dimension
    indicate the dimensions on
    signpost
    mark with a signpost, as of a path
    distinguish, signalise, signalize
    make conspicuous or noteworthy
    buoy
    mark with a buoy
    foreshow
    foretell by divine inspiration
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    tell
    let something be known
  14. verb
    mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
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    label, mark, tag
    attach a tag or label to
  15. verb
    indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    “He pointed to the empty parking space”
    synonyms: designate, indicate, show
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    finger
    indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments
    call attention, point out, signalise, signalize
    point out carefully and clearly
    reflect
    manifest or bring back
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    inform
    impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
  16. verb
    be oriented
    “The weather vane points North”
    “the dancers toes pointed outward”
    synonyms: orient
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    lie
    be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
  17. verb
    direct into a position for use
    point a gun”
    synonyms: charge, level
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    aim, direct, take, take aim, train
    point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
  18. verb
    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    synonyms: channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, steer
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    dock
    maneuver into a dock
    sheer
    cause to sheer
    pull over
    steer a vehicle to the side of the road
    helm
    be at or take the helm of
    crab
    direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
    navigate
    direct carefully and safely
    stand out
    steer away from shore, of ships
    starboard
    turn to the right, of helms or rudders
    conn
    conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane
    navigate, pilot
    act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance
    canalise, canalize, channel
    direct the flow of
    corner, tree
    force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
    park
    maneuver a vehicle into a parking space
    dry-dock, drydock
    maneuver (a ship) into a drydock
    astrogate
    guide in interplanetary travel
    angle-park
    park at an angle
    parallel-park
    park directly behind another vehicle
    double-park
    park a vehicle alongside another
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    command, control
    exercise authoritative control or power over
  19. verb
    intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    synonyms: aim, direct, place, target
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    address
    direct a question at someone
    home in, range in, zero in
    direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids
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    aim, direct, take, take aim, train
    point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
  20. verb
    indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
    “the dog pointed the dead duck”
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    designate, indicate, show
    indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
  21. verb
    be positionable in a specified manner
    “The gun points with ease”
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    charge, level
    direct into a position for use
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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  22. noun
    the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    “she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street”
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    punctum
    (anatomy) a point or small area
    blind spot, optic disc, optic disk
    the point where the optic nerve enters the retina; not sensitive to light
    belly button, bellybutton, navel, omphalos, omphalus, umbilicus
    a scar where the umbilical cord was attached
    McBurney's point
    a point one third of the way along a line drawn from the hip to the umbilicus; the point of maximum sensitivity in acute appendicitis
    node
    (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system
    antinode
    (physics) the point of maximum displacement in a periodic system
    beginning, origin, root, rootage, source
    the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    celestial point
    a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
    center, centre, midpoint
    a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
    crinion, trichion
    point where the hairline meets the midpoint of the forehead
    chokepoint
    a point of congestion or blockage
    corner
    the point where two lines meet or intersect
    crossing
    a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect
    focus
    a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section
    geographic point, geographical point
    a point on the surface of the Earth
    ground zero
    the point of detonation (or above or below) of a nuclear weapon
    hot spot, hotspot
    a point of relatively intense heat or radiation
    midair
    some point in the air; above ground level
    abutment
    point of contact between two objects or parts
    place, position
    the particular portion of space occupied by something
    position
    the appropriate or customary location
    pressure point
    any of several points on the body where the pulse can be felt and where pressure on an underlying artery will control bleeding from that artery at a more distal point
    military position, position
    a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    corner
    the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect
    place, spot, topographic point
    a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    vanishing point
    the point beyond which something disappears or ceases to exist
    focal point, focus
    a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges
    hilum
    the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to the funicle
    focal point, focus, nidus
    a central point or locus of an infection in an organism
    bight
    the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)
    grave, tomb
    a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    junction
    the place where two or more things come together
    work, workplace
    a place where work is done
    center of curvature, centre of curvature
    the center of the circle of curvature
    canthus
    either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet
    address
    the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with
    wing
    (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft
    apex, apex of the sun's way, solar apex
    the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
    antapex
    the point opposite in direction from the solar apex; the point the solar system is moving away from
    apoapsis, point of apoapsis
    (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited
    node
    (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane
    derivation
    the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)
    spring
    a point at which water issues forth
    fountainhead, head, headspring
    the source of water from which a stream arises
    headwater
    the source of a river
    wellhead, wellspring
    the source of water for a well
    jumping-off place, point of departure
    a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched
    birthplace, place of birth
    the place where someone was born
    birthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance, provenience
    where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
    bowels
    the center of the Earth
    bull, bull's eye
    the center of a target
    equinoctial point, equinox
    (astronomy) either of the two celestial points at which the celestial equator intersects the ecliptic
    center of gravity, centre of gravity
    the point within something at which gravity can be considered to act; in uniform gravity it is equal to the center of mass
    center of mass, centre of mass
    point representing the mean position of the matter in a body
    core
    the center of an object
    navel, navel point
    the center point or middle of something
    polling place, polling station
    a place where voters go to cast their votes in an election
    confluence, meeting
    a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)
    culmination
    (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
    end
    one of two places from which people are communicating to each other
    epicenter, epicentre
    the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake
    ground
    a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)
    half-mast, half-staff
    a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress
    hiding place
    a place suitable for hiding something (such as yourself)
    heights, high
    a high place
    hole-in-the-wall
    a small unpretentious out-of-the-way place
    holy, holy place, sanctum
    a sacred place of pilgrimage
    home
    place where something began and flourished
    point source
    a concentrated source (especially of radiation or pollution) that is spatially constricted
    trail head, trailhead
    the beginning of a trail
    lead
    (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
    line
    a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops)
    magnetic pole
    either of two points where the lines of force of the Earth's magnetic field are vertical
    mecca
    a place that attracts many visitors
    nadir
    the point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
    nesting place
    a place suitable for nesting
    nombril
    the center point on a shield
    overlook
    a high place affording a good view
    crest, crown, peak, summit, tip, top
    the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    periapsis, point of periapsis
    (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited
    pole
    one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface
    celestial pole, pole
    one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere
    pole position
    the most favorable position at the start of a race
    polls
    the place where people vote
    pride of place
    the first or highest or most important or most ostentatious place
    anomaly
    (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)
    site, situation
    physical position in relation to the surroundings
    setting
    the physical position of something
    juxtaposition
    a side-by-side position
    lie
    position or manner in which something is situated
    post, station
    the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    pitch
    a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk)
    landmark
    the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape
    right
    location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    left
    location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
    back, rear
    the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
    front
    the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer
    port
    a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
    rendezvous
    a place where people meet
    scour
    a place that is scoured (especially by running water)
    service area
    place on a highway providing garage services and eating and toilet facilities
    showplace
    a place that is frequently exhibited and visited for its historical interest or natural beauty
    solitude
    a solitary place
    stand
    the position where a thing or person stands
    station
    (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
    stop
    a spot where something halts or pauses
    target, target area
    the location of the target that is to be hit
    pool, puddle
    something resembling a pool of liquid
    vantage
    place or situation affording some advantage (especially a comprehensive view or commanding perspective)
    zenith
    the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
    exaltation
    the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence
    zone
    a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
    core
    the central part of the Earth
    nucleus
    the positively charged dense center of an atom
    nucleus
    (astronomy) the center of the head of a comet; consists of small solid particles of ice and frozen gas that vaporizes on approaching the sun to form the coma and tail
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    location
    a point or extent in space
  23. noun
    the gun muzzle's direction
    “he held me up at the point of a gun”
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    gun muzzle, muzzle
    the open circular discharging end of a gun
  24. noun
    a wall socket
    synonyms: power point
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    electric outlet, electric receptacle, electrical outlet, outlet, wall plug, wall socket
    receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
  25. noun
    a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
    synonyms: breaker point, distributor point
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    contact, tangency
    (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact
  26. noun
    a geometric element that has position but no extension
    “a point is defined by its coordinates”
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    attracter, attractor
    (physics) a point in the ideal multidimensional phase space that is used to describe a system toward which the system tends to evolve regardless of the starting conditions of the system
    intersection, intersection point, point of intersection
    a point where lines intersect
    intercept
    the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis
    chaotic attractor, strange attractor
    an attractor for which the approach to its final point in phase space is chaotic
    metacenter, metacentre
    (shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical lines, one line through the center of buoyancy of the hull of a ship in equilibrium and the other line through the center of buoyancy of the hull when the ship is inclined to one side; the distance of this intersection above the center of gravity is an indication of the stability of the ship
    vertex
    the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure
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    component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient
    an abstract part of something
  27. noun
    a very small circular shape
    “a row of points
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    disc, disk, saucer
    something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
  28. noun
    a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    synonyms: full point, full stop, period, stop
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    suspension point
    (usually plural) one of a series of points indicating that something has been omitted or that the sentence is incomplete
    type of:
    punctuation, punctuation mark
    the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
  29. noun
    the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
    synonyms: decimal point, percentage point
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    type of:
    mathematical notation
    a notation used by mathematicians
  30. verb
    mark with diacritics
    point the letter”
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    type of:
    label, mark, tag
    attach a tag or label to
  31. verb
    mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
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    type of:
    label, mark, tag
    attach a tag or label to
  32. noun
    sharp end
    “he stuck the point of the knife into a tree”
    “he broke the point of his pencil”
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    arrowhead
    the pointed head or striking tip of an arrow
    barb
    a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
    barb
    the pointed part of barbed wire
    cusp
    point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch)
    diamond point
    a very hard small point made from a diamond
    nib, pen nib
    the writing point of a pen
    pike
    a sharp point (as on the end of a spear)
    pinpoint
    the sharp point of a pin
    spear-point, spearhead, spearpoint
    the head and sharpened point of a spear
    spike
    each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to prevent slipping (or the shoes themselves)
    fluke
    a barb on a harpoon or arrow
    gaff
    a sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock
    type of:
    end, terminal
    either extremity of something that has length
  33. noun
    the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
    synonyms: pointedness
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    Antonyms:
    unpointedness
    the property of having only a dull tip (if any)
    type of:
    taper
    the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
  34. noun
    a V shape
    “the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points
    synonyms: peak, tip
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    types:
    widow's peak
    a V-shaped point in the hairline in the middle of the forehead
    cusp
    small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth
    head
    the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
    type of:
    convex shape, convexity
    a shape that curves or bulges outward
  35. noun
    a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
    “the point of the arrow was due north”
    synonyms: head
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    type of:
    mark
    a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
  36. noun
    a promontory extending out into a large body of water
    “they sailed south around the point
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    type of:
    foreland, head, headland, promontory
    a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
  37. verb
    give a point to
    synonyms: sharpen, taper
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    types:
    acuminate
    make sharp or acute; taper; make (something) come to a point
    type of:
    change form, change shape, deform
    assume a different shape or form
  38. noun
    a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
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    type of:
    linear measure, linear unit
    a unit of measurement of length
  39. verb
    sail close to the wind
    synonyms: luff
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    type of:
    sail
    travel on water propelled by wind
  40. verb
    repair the joints of bricks
    point a chimney”
    synonyms: repoint
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    type of:
    bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on
    restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
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