What is point?

  • (verb): Mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Point

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46th Infantry Regiment (United States) - Coat of Arms
... on a Roman sword in scabbard palewise point down Or fimbriated of the field ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ...
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
... 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 ...

More definitions of "point":

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

Famous quotes containing the word point:

    Constancy in love is of two sorts: One is the effect of new excellencies that are always presenting themselves afresh, and attract our affections continually; the other is only from a point of honor, and a taking of pride not to change.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    I stand here tonight to say that we have never known defeat; we have never been vanquished. We have not always reached the goal toward which we have striven, but in the hour of our greatest disappointment we could always point to our battlefield and say: “There we fought our good fight, there we defended the principles for which our ancestors and yours laid down their lives; there is our battlefield for justice, equality and freedom. Where is yours?”
    Anna Howard Shaw (1847–1919)

    From a purely external point of view there is no will; and to find will in any phenomenon requires a certain empathy; we observe a man’s actions and place ourselves partly but not wholly in his position; or we act, and place ourselves partly in the position of an outsider.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)