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|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
- A location or place.
- We should meet at a pre-arranged point.
- (geometry) A zero-dimensional mathematical object representing a location in one or more dimensions.
- A particular moment in an event or occurrence.
- There comes a point in a marathon when some people give up.
- At this point in the meeting, I'd like to propose a new item for the agenda.
- The sharp tip of an object.
- Cut the skin with the point of the knife.
- A peninsula.
- (backgammon) One of the twelve triangular positions in either table of a backgammon board, on which the stones are played.
- (arithmetic) A decimal point (used when reading decimal fractions aloud).
- 10.5 ("ten point five"; = ten and a half)
- An opinion which adds (or supposedly adds) to the discussion.
- David made a valuable point about the strengths of our competitors.
- (gaming) A unit of measure of success or failure in a game or competition; the unit of scoring.
- The one with the most points will win the game
- Germany awarded Greece the maximum 12 points in the Eurovision Song Contest.
- An extremity of an animal.
- The point color of that cat was a deep, rich sable.
- (rail transport, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a device by which trains change tracks; switch
- (cricket) a fielding position square of the wicket on the off side, between gully and cover.
- 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.
- A compass point.
- (typography) a unit of measure equal to 1/12 of a pica, or approximately 1/72 of an inch (exactly 1/72 of an inch in the digital era).
- (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):
- Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take for the use of point with these verbs
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Third person singular
- (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.
- (transitive) To direct or encourage (someone) in a particular direction
- If he asks for food, point him toward the refrigerator.
- (transitive) In a computer program, to direct the central processing unit to seek information at a certain location in memory.
- (transitive) On the Internet, to direct requests sent to a domain name to the IP address corresponding to that domain name.
point m. (plural points)
- point (location or place, unit of success or failure in a game or competition)
- full stop, period (punctuation mark)
ne ... point
- (literary) not
- Ne craignez point - Fear not
ne ... pas
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