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

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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 ...
46th Infantry Regiment (United States) - Coat of Arms
... numeral “X” of the first superimposed on a Roman sword in scabbard palewise point down Or fimbriated of the field ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 of ... 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 ...
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 The Philippines - Political Geography - Geographic Center
... 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 ... polygon which fits within a box with its center at 121°44'47.45"E 12°46'6.1252"N, a point also roughly in the center of the Tablas Strait ...

More definitions of "point":

  • (noun): The object of an activity.
    Example: "What is the point of discussing it?"
  • (verb): Be oriented.
    Synonyms: orient
  • (noun): A very small circular shape.
    Synonyms: dot
  • (noun): The property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point.
    Synonyms: pointedness
  • (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): Repair the joints of bricks.
    Example: "Point a chimney"
    Synonyms: repoint
  • (noun): A V shape.
    Synonyms: tip, peak
  • (noun): Sharp end.
    Example: "He stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
  • (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
  • (noun): A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer.
    Example: "The point of the arrow was due north"
    Synonyms: head
  • (noun): An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole.
    Example: "A point of information"
    Synonyms: detail, item
  • (noun): A geometric element that has position but no extension.
    Example: "A point is defined by its coordinates"
  • (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
  • (verb): Mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics.
  • (verb): Sail close to the wind.
    Synonyms: luff
  • (noun): An outstanding characteristic.
    Synonyms: spot
  • (verb): Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively.
    Synonyms: indicate, show
  • (noun): A promontory extending out into a large body of water.
    Example: "They sailed south around the point"
  • (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"
  • (verb): Mark with diacritics.
    Example: "Point the letter"
  • (noun): A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process.
    Synonyms: degree, level, stage
  • (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 (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes.
  • (noun): An instant of time.
    Example: "At that point I had to leave"
    Synonyms: point in time
  • (noun): A linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch.
  • (noun): A style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect.
  • (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 precise location of something; a spatially limited location.
    Example: "She walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
  • (noun): A distinguishing or individuating characteristic.
    Example: "He knows my bad points as well as my good points"

Famous quotes containing the word point:

    The great passion in a man’s life may not be for women or men or wealth or toys or fame, or even for his children, but for his masculinity, and at any point in his life he may be tempted to throw over the things for which he regularly lays down his life for the sake of that masculinity. He may keep this passion secret from women, and he may even deny it to himself, but the other boys know it about themselves and the wiser ones know it about the rest of us as well.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)

    Film is more than the twentieth-century art. It’s another part of the twentieth-century mind. It’s the world seen from inside. We’ve come to a certain point in the history of film. If a thing can be filmed, the film is implied in the thing itself. This is where we are. The twentieth century is on film.... You have to ask yourself if there’s anything about us more important than the fact that we’re constantly on film, constantly watching ourselves.
    Don Delillo (b. 1926)

    Where is the point at which the merely individual
    Explosion breaks...?
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)