What is point?

  • (noun): A promontory extending out into a large body of water.
    Example: "They sailed south around the point"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Geography Of The Philippines - Political Geography - Geographic Center
... The Luzon Datum of 1911 in Marinduque is used as point number one for all map makers in the country ... 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 ...
46th Infantry Regiment (United States) - Coat of Arms
... on a Roman sword in scabbard palewise point down Or fimbriated of the field ... between two pine trees 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 ... Motto VICTORY’S POINT ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, Wisconsin near the unincorporated community ... in use of personal GPS devices, the sign 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 ...

More definitions of "point":

  • (noun): The gun muzzle's direction.
    Example: "He held me up at the point of a gun"
    Synonyms: gunpoint
  • (verb): Mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics.
  • (verb): Sail close to the wind.
    Synonyms: luff
  • (noun): An instant of time.
    Example: "At that point I had to leave"
    Synonyms: point in time
  • (noun): Any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass.
    Example: "He checked the point on his compass"
    Synonyms: compass point
  • (verb): Mark with diacritics.
    Example: "Point the letter"
  • (noun): A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer.
    Example: "The point of the arrow was due north"
    Synonyms: head
  • (verb): Be oriented.
    Synonyms: orient
  • (noun): A V shape.
    Synonyms: tip, peak
  • (noun): A very small circular shape.
    Synonyms: dot
  • (noun): A distinguishing or individuating characteristic.
    Example: "He knows my bad points as well as my good points"
  • (noun): Sharp end.
    Example: "He stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
  • (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): 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): A linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch.
  • (verb): Repair the joints of bricks.
    Example: "Point a chimney"
    Synonyms: repoint
  • (noun): The precise location of something; a spatially limited location.
    Example: "She walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
  • (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
  • (noun): A geometric element that has position but no extension.
    Example: "A point is defined by its coordinates"
  • (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): The object of an activity.
    Example: "What is the point of discussing it?"
  • (verb): Mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes.
  • (noun): An outstanding characteristic.
    Synonyms: spot
  • (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"
  • (verb): Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively.
    Synonyms: indicate, show
  • (verb): Direct into a position for use.
    Example: "Point a gun"
    Synonyms: charge, level
  • (noun): An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole.
    Example: "A point of information"
    Synonyms: detail, item
  • (noun): The property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point.
    Synonyms: pointedness
  • (verb): Be positionable in a specified manner.
    Example: "The gun points with ease"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word point:

    The realization that he is white in a black country, and respected for it, is the turning point in the expatriate’s career. He can either forget it, or capitalize on it. Most choose the latter.
    Paul Theroux (b. 1941)

    What’s the point of fighting the dollars
    when all you need is a warm bed?
    When the dog barks you let him in.
    All we need is someone to let us in.
    And one other thing:
    to consider the lilies in the field.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.
    Albert Einstein (1879–1955)