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point
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 48
3. The position of the pitcher and catcher.
4. A spot to which a straight run is made; hence, a straight run from point to point; a cross- country run.
7. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin.
8. Anything which tapers to a sharp, well- defined termination. Specifically: A small promontory or cape; a tract of land extending into the water beyond the common shore line.
11. That which arrests attention, or indicates qualities or character; a salient feature; a characteristic; a peculiarity; hence, a particular; an item; a detail; as, the good or bad points of a man, a horse, a book, a story, etc.
12. Hence, the most prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc.; the essential matter; esp., the proposition to be established; as, the point of an anecdote.
13. A small matter; a trifle; a least consideration; a punctilio.
15. A dot or mark distinguishing or characterizing certain tones or styles; as, points of perfection, of augmentation, etc.; hence, a note; a tune.
18. One of the points of the compass ( see Points of the compass, below); also, the difference between two points of the compass; as, to fall off a point.
19. A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails. See Reef point, under Reef.
21. A switch.
22. An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.
23. A fielder who is stationed on the off side, about twelve or fifteen yards from, and a little in advance of, the batsman.
25. A tyne or snag of an antler.
26. One of the spaces on a backgammon board.
27. A movement executed with the saber or foil; as, tierce point.
28. To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also figuratively; as, to point a moral.
29. To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort.
31. To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to point a composition.
32. To mark ( as Hebrew) with vowel points.
37. An instrument which pricks or pierces, as a sort of needle used by engravers, etchers, lace workers, and others; also, a pointed cutting tool, as a stone cutter's point; - called also pointer.
38. Lace wrought the needle; as, point de Venise; Brussels point. See lace, below.
39. A standard unit of measure for the size of type bodies, being one twelfth of the thickness of pica type. See system of type, under Type.
41. One of the raised dots used in certain systems of printing and writing for the blind. The first practical system was that devised by Louis Braille in 1829, and still used in Europe ( see Braille). Two modifications of this are current in the United States: New York point founded on three bases of equidistant points arranged in two lines ( viz., : :: :::), and a later improvement, American Braille, embodying the Braille base (:::) and the New- York- point principle of using the characters of few points for the commonest letters.
42. An indefinitely small space; a mere spot indicated or supposed. Specifically: ( Geom.) That which has neither parts nor magnitude; that which has position, but has neither length, breadth, nor thickness, -- sometimes conceived of as the limit of a line; that by the motion of which a line is conceived to be produced.
43. Whatever serves to mark progress, rank, or relative position, or to indicate a transition from one state or position to another, degree; step; stage; hence, position or condition attained; as, a point of elevation, or of depression; the stock fell off five points; he won by tenpoints.
44. A fixed conventional place for reference, or zero of reckoning, in the heavens, usually the intersection of two or more great circles of the sphere, and named specifically in each case according to the position intended; as, the equinoctial points; the solstitial points; the nodal points; vertical points, etc. See Equinoctial Nodal.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To indicate the presence of game by fixed and steady look, as certain hunting dogs do.
Part of Speech: verb transitive, intransitive
1. To appoint.
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