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Princeton's WordNet

  1. point(noun)

    a geometric element that has position but no extension

    "a point is defined by its coordinates"

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  2. point(noun)

    the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

    "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  3. point(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"

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  4. detail, item, point(noun)

    an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

    "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, power point, full point, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, detail, peak, full stop, point, token, tip, particular, head, item, compass point, distributor point, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level, contingent

  5. degree, level, stage, point(noun)

    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?"

    Synonyms:
    tier, full point, layer, stratum, dot, spot, stop, head, leg, full stop, horizontal surface, gunpoint, peak, microscope stage, point, point in time, floor, percentage point, breaker point, spirit level, phase, power point, academic degree, level, grade, stage, degree, arcdegree, pointedness, period, story, detail, decimal point, distributor point, item, stagecoach, compass point, storey, tip

  6. point, point in time(noun)

    an instant of time

    "at that point I had to leave"

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, point, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  7. point(noun)

    the object of an activity

    "what is the point of discussing it?"

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  8. point, tip, peak(noun)

    a V shape

    "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"

    Synonyms:
    hint, bloom, heyday, wind, spot, pinnacle, crest, dot, breaker point, stop, head, full stop, confidential information, bakshis, gunpoint, visor, peak, point, gratuity, pourboire, vizor, lead, point in time, prime, superlative, percentage point, tip, baksheesh, apex, full point, steer, eyeshade, efflorescence, bill, level, extremum, elevation, stage, degree, pointedness, bakshish, meridian, blossom, period, power point, acme, detail, decimal point, distributor point, flower, flush, item, top, compass point, tiptop, vertex, summit, crown, backsheesh, height

  9. point, dot(noun)

    a very small circular shape

    "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots"

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, window pane, back breaker, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, battery-acid, distributor point, full point, full stop, point, pane, peak, power point, head, superman, dose, item, acid, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level, loony toons, dit

  10. point(noun)

    the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest

    "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  11. point(noun)

    a promontory extending out into a large body of water

    "they sailed south around the point"

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  12. item, point(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, power point, full point, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, detail, peak, full stop, point, token, tip, particular, head, item, compass point, distributor point, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  13. point(noun)

    a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  14. point, spot(noun)

    an outstanding characteristic

    "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"

    Synonyms:
    touch, slur, berth, blot, place, spot, stain, billet, dot, breaker point, stop, head, full stop, dapple, gunpoint, post, peak, spotlight, topographic point, point, bit, position, point in time, smear, percentage point, period, full point, fleck, situation, level, stage, degree, pointedness, daub, speckle, smudge, power point, detail, decimal point, distributor point, smirch, item, office, compass point, maculation, pip, tip, patch

  15. point(noun)

    sharp end

    "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  16. compass point, point(noun)

    any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass

    "he checked the point on his compass"

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, point, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  17. point(noun)

    a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  18. point(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

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  19. period, point, full stop, stop, full point(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, occlusion, plosive, spot, menses, halt, catamenia, dot, period of time, stop, head, full stop, gunpoint, peak, flow, plosive speech sound, diaphragm, point, point in time, blockage, percentage point, breaker point, catch, full point, stop consonant, block, menstruation, time period, stopover, layover, level, occlusive, stage, degree, pointedness, stoppage, arrest, period, power point, stay, detail, decimal point, distributor point, item, plosive consonant, geological period, compass point, menstruum, tip, closure, check

  20. point, head(noun)

    a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer

    "the point of the arrow was due north"

    Synonyms:
    heading, promontory, psyche, school principal, spot, nous, mind, head teacher, dot, breaker point, stop, head, full stop, question, gunpoint, forefront, peak, point, top dog, point in time, percentage point, brain, headland, full point, header, principal, headspring, headway, level, foreland, pass, chief, degree, pointedness, read/write head, drumhead, head word, period, power point, detail, decimal point, distributor point, capitulum, oral sex, item, fountainhead, caput, compass point, straits, stage, tip

  21. decimal point, percentage point, point(noun)

    the dot at the left of a decimal fraction

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, point, peak, power point, level, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, decimal point

  22. point, pointedness(noun)

    the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, point, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  23. point(noun)

    a distinguishing or individuating characteristic

    "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  24. point, gunpoint(noun)

    the gun muzzle's direction

    "he held me up at the point of a gun"

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, point, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  25. point, power point(noun)

    a wall socket

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, distributor point, full point, full stop, point, peak, power point, head, item, compass point, detail, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level

  26. distributor point, breaker point, point(verb)

    a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs

    Synonyms:
    period, stage, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, tip, item, full point, full stop, power point, level, head, peak, detail, compass point, distributor point, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, point

  27. indicate, point, designate, show(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    fate, taper, place, suggest, demo, exhibit, register, show, testify, head, depict, target, evidence, sharpen, maneuver, present, read, indicate, specify, point, channelize, record, betoken, denominate, repoint, channelise, picture, assign, signal, shew, steer, usher, intend, manoeuver, delegate, destine, aim, designate, manoeuvre, depute, level, prove, render, direct, charge, luff, doom, establish, demonstrate, evince, argue, bespeak, express, orient, guide, show up, bear witness

  28. orient, point(verb)

    be oriented

    "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, manoeuver, sharpen, taper, channelize, indicate, aim, betoken, maneuver, place, head, luff, guide, repoint, point, direct, orientate, tailor, designate, charge, channelise, target, bespeak, steer, signal, level, orient, show

  29. charge, level, point(verb)

    direct into a position for use

    "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"

    Synonyms:
    channelize, excite, taper, bear down, place, tear down, raze, blame, show, commove, commit, burden, bespeak, agitate, betoken, appoint, even out, dismantle, level off, load, point, level, indicate, rouse, sharpen, channelise, file, pull down, shoot down, accuse, head, institutionalise, orient, lodge, manoeuver, bill, designate, manoeuvre, consign, direct, take down, institutionalize, turn on, charge, luff, aim, buck, charge up, repoint, even, shoot, flush, target, tear, send, signal, maneuver, saddle, guide, rase, steer

  30. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise(verb)

    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

    Synonyms:
    channelize, operate, transfer, taper, repoint, place, pass, show, head, target, lead, sharpen, maneuver, take, indicate, signal, point, betoken, aim, channelise, take aim, train, steer, channel, manoeuver, transport, address, manoeuvre, direct, level, engineer, organize, charge, organise, luff, calculate, head up, conduct, draw, bespeak, guide on, run, orient, send, orchestrate, mastermind, guide, designate, transmit

  31. bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    predict, augur, foreshadow, taper, call for, prognosticate, place, suggest, betoken, show, head, guide, request, foretell, maneuver, auspicate, signalise, point, channelize, level, indicate, channelise, signal, sign, steer, quest, manoeuver, signalize, aim, designate, manoeuvre, portend, direct, bode, charge, luff, presage, repoint, argue, bespeak, target, orient, omen, forecast, sharpen, prefigure

  32. luff, point(verb)

    sail close to the wind

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, manoeuver, sharpen, taper, bespeak, indicate, aim, betoken, maneuver, place, head, luff, guide, repoint, direct, channelize, level, designate, charge, channelise, target, steer, signal, point, orient, show

  33. point(verb)

    mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, manoeuver, sharpen, taper, bespeak, indicate, aim, betoken, maneuver, place, head, luff, guide, repoint, direct, channelize, designate, charge, channelise, target, steer, signal, level, orient, show

  34. point(verb)

    mark with diacritics

    "point the letter"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, manoeuver, sharpen, taper, bespeak, indicate, aim, betoken, maneuver, place, head, luff, guide, repoint, direct, channelize, designate, charge, channelise, target, steer, signal, level, orient, show

  35. point(verb)

    mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, manoeuver, sharpen, taper, bespeak, indicate, aim, betoken, maneuver, place, head, luff, guide, repoint, direct, channelize, designate, charge, channelise, target, steer, signal, level, orient, show

  36. point(verb)

    be positionable in a specified manner

    "The gun points with ease"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, manoeuver, sharpen, taper, bespeak, indicate, aim, betoken, maneuver, place, head, luff, guide, repoint, direct, channelize, designate, charge, channelise, target, steer, signal, level, orient, show

  37. target, aim, place, direct, point(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    charge, taper, drive, repoint, rank, channelise, get, put, localize, organise, range, commit, target, lead, station, sharpen, maneuver, take, place, signal, designate, point, come in, betoken, position, grade, steer, purpose, take aim, show, train, lay, calculate, engineer, manoeuver, purport, aspire, aim, address, manoeuvre, direct, level, head, identify, organize, channelize, propose, luff, shoot for, draw a bead on, conduct, post, invest, bespeak, locate, rate, orient, send, orchestrate, mastermind, come out, set, guide, order, site, pose, localise, indicate

  38. point(verb)

    indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle

    "the dog pointed the dead duck"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, manoeuver, sharpen, taper, bespeak, indicate, aim, betoken, maneuver, place, head, luff, guide, repoint, direct, channelize, designate, charge, channelise, target, steer, signal, level, orient, show

  39. sharpen, taper, point(verb)

    give a point to

    "The candles are tapered"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, manoeuver, focus, head, bespeak, indicate, aim, betoken, maneuver, place, taper, luff, designate, sharpen, guide, repoint, heighten, focalise, direct, channelize, focalize, point, charge, channelise, target, steer, signal, level, orient, show

  40. point, repoint(verb)

    repair the joints of bricks

    "point a chimney"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, manoeuver, sharpen, taper, bespeak, indicate, aim, betoken, maneuver, place, head, luff, guide, repoint, point, direct, channelize, designate, charge, channelise, target, steer, signal, level, orient, show

Wiktionary

  1. point(noun)

    to indicate a probability of something

    Synonyms:
    position, spot, place, location

  2. point(noun)

    To direct or encourage (someone) in a particular direction

    Synonyms:
    time, moment

  3. point(noun)

    to separate an integer from a decimal with a decimal point

    Synonyms:
    end, tip

  4. point(noun)

    to mark with diacritics

    Synonyms:
    decimal point

  5. point(noun)

    To direct the central processing unit to seek information at a certain location in memory.

    Synonyms:
    point of view, viewpoint, view, opinion

  6. point(verb)

    To direct requests sent to a domain name to the IP address corresponding to that domain name.

    Synonyms:
    mark

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. point

    Advert, mention, and refer are used of language that more or less distinctly utters a certain thought; the others of language from which it may be inferred. We allude to a matter slightly, perhaps by a word or phrase, as it were in byplay; we advert to it when we turn from our path to treat it; we refer to it by any clear utterance that distinctly turns the mind or attention to it; as, marginal figures refer to a parallel passage; we mention a thing by explicit word, as by naming it. The speaker adverted to the recent disturbances and the remissness of certain public officers; tho he mentioned no name, it was easy to see to whom he alluded. One may hint at a thing in a friendly way, but what is insinuated is always unfavorable, generally both hostile and cowardly. One may indicate his wishes, intimate his plans, imply his opinion, signify his will, suggest a course of action. Compare SUGGESTION.

    Synonyms:
    advert, allude, hint, imply, indicate, insinuate, intimate, mention, refer, signify, suggest

    Preposition:
    The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. point(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sharp end

  2. point(n.)

    Synonyms:
    cape, headland, projection

  3. point(n.)

    Synonyms:
    moment, instant, period, verge, eve

  4. point(n.)

    Synonyms:
    spot, place, station, stage

  5. point(n.)

    Synonyms:
    degree, grade, state, condition

  6. point(n.)

    Synonyms:
    object, end, aim, purpose, design

  7. point(n.)

    Synonyms:
    punctilio, nicety

  8. point(n.)

    Synonyms:
    question, position, thesis, theme, proposition, text, subject-matter, moot point

  9. point(n.)

    Synonyms:
    respect, particular aspect

  10. point(n.)

    Synonyms:
    10. characteristic, peculiarity, salient trait

  11. point(n.)

    Synonyms:
    mark (as of punctuation), character, stop

  12. point(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dot, speck

  13. point(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sally, witticism, flash of wit, lively turn of thought

  14. point(n.)

    Synonyms:
    poignancy, sting

  15. point(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    sharpen, make pointed

  16. point(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    aim, level, direct

  17. point(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    indicate, designate, show, point out, direct attention to

  18. point(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    punctuate


Translations for point

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  • نقطة, موقعArabic
  • точкаBulgarian
  • বিন্দুBengali
  • punt, endollCatalan, Valencian
  • ukázat, špička, výběžek, bod, čárka, nasměrovat, okamžik, místoCzech
  • punktum, pege, komma, punkt, point, tidspunkt, pointeDanish
  • Punkt, Komma, zeigen, Spitze, Landzunge, Standpunkt, Zeitpunkt, Halbinsel, PeninsulaGerman
  • σημείο, μνεία, θέση, δείχνω, βαθμός, ακίδα, μύτη, ακρωτήριο, στιγμή, αναφορά, αιχμή, υποδιαστολή, κόμμαGreek
  • poento, punktoEsperanto
  • [[punto]], punto, indicar, apuntar, puntaSpanish
  • ivaEstonian
  • نقطه, پوانPersian
  • pilkku, yksityiskohta, niemenkärki, kärki, nokka, pointti, piikki, rahtu, kiila, hetki, ilmansuunta, kunto, osoittaa, osoitella, täplä, piste, kymmenys, desimaalipilkku, pistorasia, sähköpiste, niemimaa, vaihe, hitunen, niemi, vaihde, näkökohta, näyttää, paikka, puoli, mieli, järkiFinnish
  • stigFaroese
  • indiquer, instant, point, but, objectif, pointe, virgule, flèche, case, point de vue, avis, pointer, dixième, prise, prise électrique, aiguillage, aiguille, péninsule, détail, opinionFrench
  • pointe, ponc, pointe ama, tráth, bior, rinn, rinn compáis, aird an chompáis, áit, pointe deachúlachIrish
  • àm, sròn, àird, àite, puing, seòl, bàrr, tomh, brìgh, amais, rubhaScottish Gaelic
  • બિંદુGujarati
  • נקודהHebrew
  • बिंदुHindi
  • csúcs, pont, lényeg, tizedespont, hegy, szempont, mutat, tizedesvesszőHungarian
  • կետ, ստորակետ, ծայր, թերակղզի, վայր, մատնացույց անել, միավոր, բերան, պահ, տեղArmenian
  • puncto, puncta, indicarInterlingua
  • titikIndonesian
  • PintarIdo
  • punto, virgolaItalian
  • ポイント, 点, 指す, 先Japanese
  • წვერიGeorgian
  • 점, 포인트Korean
  • نووکKurdish
  • punctumLatin
  • taškasLithuanian
  • kātara, mata, pūwāhi, pōkanekane, kūreitangaMāori
  • बिंदूMarathi
  • mata, tujuMalay
  • spissNorwegian
  • बिन्दुNepali
  • doelpunt, komma, onderdeel, tijdpunt, standpunt, punt, plek, doelstelling, oord, locatie, schiereiland, eenheid, stopcontact, tijdstip, wijzen, tel, plaats, objectief, target, doelDutch
  • punktNorwegian
  • ਬਿੰਦੂPanjabi, Punjabi
  • ostrze, szpic, chwila, punkt, wskazywać, kierować, punkty, przecinek, czubek, cypel, moment, punkt widzeniaPolish
  • pingo, ponto, apontar, objetivo, [[apontar]] [[para]], pontinha, décimo, península, direção, vírgula, ponta, milésimo, instante, propósito, indicar, ponto final, agulhaPortuguese
  • punctRomanian
  • полуо́стров, мне́ние, взгляд, пункт, указывать, очко́, то́чка, край, моме́нт, ме́сто, цель, смысл, острыйRussian
  • बिन्दुSanskrit
  • konica, pokazati, točka, kazati, pikaSlovene
  • punkt, plats, poäng, peka ut, peka på, peka, komma, spetsSwedish
  • pointiSwahili
  • พินทุThai
  • tuldok, puntoTagalog
  • nơiVietnamese
  • pün, länalineg, tinisulVolapük
  • ponteWalloon
  • indawo, iphuzu, iphoyinti, isihloko, umklomeloZulu

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