Textual thesaurus for "point"

(noun) distributor point, breaker point

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

(noun) power point

a wall socket

(noun) gunpoint

the gun muzzle's direction

he held me up at the point of a gun

(noun) spot

an outstanding characteristic

his acting was one of the high points of the movie

(noun) pointedness

the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip

(noun) detail, item

an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

several of the details are similar; a point of information

(noun) item

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

(noun) percentage point, decimal point

the dot at the left of a decimal fraction

(noun) head

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

the point of the arrow was due north

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

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

(noun) compass point

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

he checked the point on his compass

(noun) tip, peak

a V shape

the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points

(noun) dot

a very small circular shape

a row of points; draw lines between the dots

(noun) level, stage, degree

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?

(noun) point in time

an instant of time

at that point I had to leave

(verb) repoint

repair the joints of bricks

point a chimney

(verb) taper, sharpen

give a point to

The candles are tapered

(verb) bespeak, betoken, indicate, 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

(verb) show, indicate, designate

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

(verb) target, direct, aim, place

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

(verb) charge, level

direct into a position for use

point a gun; He charged his weapon at me

(verb) luff

sail close to the wind

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

direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

(verb) orient

be oriented

The weather vane points North; the dancers toes pointed outward