What is point?

  • (noun): A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations.
    Synonyms: period, full stop, stop, full point
    See also — Additional definitions below

Point

Point or points may refer to the following:

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Some articles on point:

Écarté - Scoring
... One point is scored by the dealer by dealing the king face up as the eleventh card ... One point is scored by marking the king of trumps in a hand before the first card is played ... One point is scored by the player winning the most tricks ...
Geography Of Nigeria - Extreme Points
... This is a list of the extreme points of Nigeria, the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location ... Northern-most point - unnamed location on the border with Niger immediately north-west of the town of Chadawa, Sokoto State ... Eastern-most point - unnamed location on the border with Cameroon immediately east of the village of Munyego, Borno State ...
Geography Of The Philippines - Political Geography - Geographic Center
... That point lies roughly in the center of the Tablas Strait between the islands of Tablas and Mindoro ... center at 121°44'47.45"E 12°46'6.1252"N, a point also roughly in the center of the Tablas Strait ... This point, northwest of Romblon Island, is the approximate center of a box enclosing the land boundaries of the Philippine archipelago, not including the ...
45X90 Points
... The 45X90 points are the four points on earth which are halfway between the geographical poles, the equator, the Prime Meridian, and the 180th meridian ... The most well-known and frequently visited such point is 45°0′0″N 90°0′0″W / 45°N 90°W / 45 -90 in the town of Rietbrock ... was amended to clarify that the actual 45x90 point is actually approximately 1063 feet (324 m) away in a field behind the sign the location of the marker was ...
46th Infantry Regiment (United States) - Coat of Arms
... on a Roman sword in scabbard palewise point down Or fimbriated of the field ... eradicated Gules a spear issuant from base of the first charged on the point with a fleur-de-lis of the second and enfiled by a castle tower Sable masoned of the first charged with a lion rampant Argent ... Motto VICTORY’S POINT ...

More definitions of "point":

  • (noun): A brief version of the essential meaning of something.
    Example: "Get to the point"; "he missed the point of the joke"; "life has lost its point"
  • (verb): Be oriented.
    Synonyms: orient
  • (noun): A distinguishing or individuating characteristic.
    Example: "He knows my bad points as well as my good points"
  • (noun): A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer.
    Example: "The point of the arrow was due north"
    Synonyms: head
  • (noun): The precise location of something; a spatially limited location.
    Example: "She walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
  • (verb): Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively.
    Synonyms: indicate, show
  • (verb): Mark with diacritics.
    Example: "Point the letter"
  • (verb): Be positionable in a specified manner.
    Example: "The gun points with ease"
  • (noun): A contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts distributor points and current flows to the spark plugs.
    Synonyms: distributor point, breaker point
  • (noun): The gun muzzle's direction.
    Example: "He held me up at the point of a gun"
    Synonyms: gunpoint
  • (verb): Direct into a position for use.
    Example: "Point a gun"
    Synonyms: charge, level
  • (verb): Mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics.
  • (noun): An outstanding characteristic.
    Synonyms: spot
  • (noun): A style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect.
  • (noun): A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process.
    Synonyms: degree, level, stage
  • (noun): Sharp end.
    Example: "He stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
  • (noun): The object of an activity.
    Example: "What is the point of discussing it?"
  • (noun): A geometric element that has position but no extension.
    Example: "A point is defined by its coordinates"
  • (noun): Any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass.
    Example: "He checked the point on his compass"
    Synonyms: compass point
  • (noun): A V shape.
    Synonyms: tip, peak
  • (verb): Mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes.
  • (verb): Sail close to the wind.
    Synonyms: luff
  • (noun): An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole.
    Example: "A point of information"
    Synonyms: detail, item
  • (verb): Repair the joints of bricks.
    Example: "Point a chimney"
    Synonyms: repoint
  • (noun): A distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list.
    Example: "The main point on the agenda was taken up first"
    Synonyms: item
  • (noun): An instant of time.
    Example: "At that point I had to leave"
    Synonyms: point in time
  • (noun): The unit of counting in scoring a game or contest.
    Example: "He scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
  • (noun): A promontory extending out into a large body of water.
    Example: "They sailed south around the point"
  • (noun): A very small circular shape.
    Synonyms: dot
  • (noun): The property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point.
    Synonyms: pointedness
  • (noun): A linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch.

Famous quotes containing the word point:

    There’s no point in success if you don’t let it go to your head. That’s what it’s for.
    John Otway (b. 1953)

    Beautiful credit! The foundation of modern society. Who shall say that this is not the golden age of mutual trust, of unlimited reliance upon human promises? That is a peculiar condition of society which enables a whole nation to instantly recognize point and meaning in the familiar newspaper anecdote, which puts into the mouth of a distinguished speculator in lands and mines this remark:M”I wasn’t worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two millions of dollars.”
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    ...there is a difference between being convinced and being stubborn. I’m not certain what the difference is, but I do know that if you butt your head against a stone wall long enough, at some point you realize the wall is stone and that your head is flesh and blood.
    Maya Angelou (b. 1928)