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point as in indicate a place, direction, person, or thing
  • "either spatially or figuratively"
  • "I showed the customer the glove section"
  • "He pointed to the empty parking space"
  • "he indicated his opponents"

Synonyms

  • indicatebe a signal for or a symptom of; indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; to state or express briefly; give evidence of; suggest the necessity of an intervention
  • designateappointed but not yet installed in office ; assign a name or title to ; give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person) ; indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; decree or designate beforehand; design or destine
  • showthe act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; something intended to communicate a particular impression; a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; give an exhibition of to an interested audience; establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; provide evidence for; make visible or noticeable; show in, or as in, a picture; give expression to; indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; be or become visible or noticeable; indicate a certain reading; give evidence of, as of records; take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; finish third or better in a horse or dog race
point as in be oriented
  • "The weather vane points North"
  • "the dancers toes pointed outward"

Synonyms

  • orientthe countries of Asia ; the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia ; be oriented; determine one's position with reference to another point; cause to point; familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances; adjust to a specific need or market
point as in direct into a position for use
  • "point a gun"
  • "He charged his weapon at me"

Synonyms

  • chargean impetuous rush toward someone or something; (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; the price charged for some article or service; the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons; attention and management implying responsibility for safety; a special assignment that is given to a person or group; a person committed to your care; financial liabilities (such as a tax); (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object; the swift release of a store of affective force; request for payment of a debt; a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield ; a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; demand payment; move quickly and violently; assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; file a formal charge against; make an accusatory claim; fill or load to capacity; enter a certain amount as a charge; cause to be admitted; give over to another for care or safekeeping; pay with a credit card; lie down on command, of hunting dogs ; cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; place a heraldic bearing on; provide (a device) with something necessary; direct into a position for use; impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence ; instruct or command with authority; attribute responsibility to; set or ask for a certain price; cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; saturate
  • levelhaving a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another; not showing abrupt variations; being on a precise horizontal plane; oriented at right angles to the plumb; of the score in a contest; aim at; tear down so as to make flat with the ground; make level or straight; direct into a position for use; talk frankly with; become level or even; a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; height above ground; indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid ; a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line; an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
point as in direct the course
  • "determine the direction of travelling"

Synonyms

  • steeran indication of potential opportunity; castrated bull ; direct the course; direct (oneself) somewhere; be a guiding or motivating force or drive
  • maneuvera military training exercise ; a plan for attaining a particular goal ; a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; a move made to gain a tactical end ; an action aimed at evading an opponent ; direct the course; act in order to achieve a certain goal; perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
  • manoeuveract in order to achieve a certain goal; direct the course; perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
  • manoeuvrea plan for attaining a particular goal ; a military training exercise ; a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; a move made to gain a tactical end ; an action aimed at evading an opponent ; act in order to achieve a certain goal; direct the course; perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
  • directwithout deviation; direct in spatial dimensions; having no intervening persons, agents, conditions; straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity; (of a current) flowing in one direction only; being an immediate result or consequence; in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; lacking compromising or mitigating elements; command with authority; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; guide the actors in (plays and films) ; be in charge of ; take somebody somewhere; cause to go somewhere; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; lead, as in the performance of a composition; give directions to; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public ; direct the course; put an address on (an envelope) ; plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
  • headto go or travel towards; be in charge of; travel in front of; be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; direct the course; take its rise; be in the front of or on top of; form a head or come or grow to a head; remove the head of; the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; a single domestic animal; that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; a person who is in charge; the front of a military formation or procession; the pressure exerted by a fluid; the top of something; the source of water from which a stream arises; (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent ; the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates) ; the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head; a dense cluster of flowers or foliage; the educator who has executive authority for a school; an individual person; a user of (usually soft) drugs; a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea) ; a rounded compact mass; the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container; the part in the front or nearest the viewer; a difficult juncture; forward movement; a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; the subject matter at issue; a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint; that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves ; (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk ; (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head; the striking part of a tool; (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship ; a projection out from one end; a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum ; oral stimulation of the genitals
  • guidesomeone employed to conduct others ; someone who shows the way by leading or advising ; something that offers basic information or instruction ; a model or standard for making comparisons ; someone who can find paths through unexplored territory ; a structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something ; direct the course; take somebody somewhere; be a guiding or motivating force or drive; use as a guide; pass over, across, or through
  • channelizedirect the course; make a channel for; send from one person or place to another; cause to form a channel
  • channelisedirect the course; make a channel for; send from one person or place to another; cause to form a channel
point as in be a signal for or a symptom of
  • "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"
  • "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"
  • "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"

Synonyms

  • bespeakbe a signal for or a symptom of; express the need or desire for
  • betokenbe a signal for or a symptom of; indicate, as with a sign or an omen
  • indicatebe a signal for or a symptom of; indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; to state or express briefly; give evidence of; suggest the necessity of an intervention
  • signalnotably out of the ordinary; any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; any incitement to action; an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes ; communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs; be a signal for or a symptom of
point as in sail close to the wind

    Synonyms

    • luffsail close to the wind ; flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides; (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast ; the act of sailing close to the wind
    point as in mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
      point as in mark with diacritics
      • "point the letter"
      point as in mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
        point as in be positionable in a specified manner
        • "The gun points with ease"
        point as in intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
        • "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"
        • "criticism directed at her superior"
        • "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"

        Synonyms

        • targetintend (something) to move towards a certain goal; a reference point to shoot at; a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence; the location of the target that is to be hit ; sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at ; the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
        • aiman anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); the action of directing something at an object; the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies ; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; propose or intend; move into a desired direction of discourse; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public ; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
        • placea point located with respect to surface features of some region; any area set aside for a particular purpose; an abstract mental location; a general vicinity; the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; a particular situation; where you live at a particular time; a job in an organization; the particular portion of space occupied by something; proper or designated social situation; a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane); the passage that is being read; proper or appropriate position or location; a public square with room for pedestrians; an item on a list or in a sequence; a blank area; put into a certain place or abstract location; place somebody in a particular situation or location; assign a rank or rating to; assign a location to; to arrange for; take a place in a competition; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; recognize as being; assign to (a job or a home) ; locate; estimate; identify the location or place of; make an investment; assign to a station ; finish second or better in a horse or dog race; sing a note with the correct pitch
        • directwithout deviation; direct in spatial dimensions; having no intervening persons, agents, conditions; straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity; (of a current) flowing in one direction only; being an immediate result or consequence; in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; lacking compromising or mitigating elements; command with authority; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; guide the actors in (plays and films) ; be in charge of ; take somebody somewhere; cause to go somewhere; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; lead, as in the performance of a composition; give directions to; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public ; direct the course; put an address on (an envelope) ; plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
        point as in indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
        • "the dog pointed the dead duck"
        point as in give a point to
        • "The candles are tapered"

        Synonyms

        • sharpenmake sharp or sharper; make crisp or more crisp and precise; become sharp or sharper; put (an image) into focus; make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper ; raise the pitch of (musical notes) ; give a point to; make (one's senses) more acute
        • taperdiminish gradually; give a point to; a convex shape that narrows toward a point ; the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone) ; a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame ; stick of wax with a wick in the middle
        point as in repair the joints of bricks
        • "point a chimney"

        Synonyms

        • repointrepair the joints of bricks
        point as in a geometric element that has position but no extension
        • "a point is defined by its coordinates"
        point as in the precise location of something
        • "a spatially limited location"
        • "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
        point as in a brief version of the essential meaning of something
        • "get to the point"
        • "he missed the point of the joke"
        • "life has lost its point"
        point as in an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
        • "several of the details are similar"
        • "a point of information"

        Synonyms

        • detailprovide details for ; assign to a specific task; an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; extended treatment of particulars; a crew of workers selected for a particular task; a temporary military unit
        • item(used when listing or enumerating items) also; a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; a whole individual unit; an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; an individual instance of a type of symbol
        point as in a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
        • "a remarkable degree of frankness"
        • "at what stage are the social sciences?"

        Synonyms

        • degreea position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study; a measure for arcs and angles; the highest power of a term or variable ; a unit of temperature on a specified scale; the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)
        • levelhaving a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another; not showing abrupt variations; being on a precise horizontal plane; oriented at right angles to the plumb; of the score in a contest; aim at; tear down so as to make flat with the ground; make level or straight; direct into a position for use; talk frankly with; become level or even; a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; height above ground; indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid ; a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line; an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
        • stageperform (a play), especially on a stage; plan, organize, and carry out (an event); any distinct time period in a sequence of events; a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; the theater as a profession (usually `the stage'); a large coach-and-four formerly used to carry passengers and mail on regular routes between towns; a section or portion of a journey or course; any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something; a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination
        point as in an instant of time
        • "at that point I had to leave"

        Synonyms

        • point in timean instant of time
        point as in the object of an activity
        • "what is the point of discussing it?"
        point as in a V shape
        • "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"

        Synonyms

        • tipthe extreme end of something; a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter) ; an indication of potential opportunity; a V shape; the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); cause to tilt; mark with a tip; give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on; cause to topple or tumble by pushing ; to incline or bend from a vertical position; walk on one's toes ; strike lightly; give insider information or advise to; remove the tip from
        • peakto reach the highest point; the most extreme possible amount or value; the period of greatest prosperity or productivity ; the highest level or degree attainable; the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); a V shape; the highest point (of something); a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
        point as in a very small circular shape
        • "a row of points"
        • "draw lines between the dots"

        Synonyms

        • dotscatter or intersperse like dots or studs; distribute loosely; make a dot or dots ; mark with a dot; a very small circular shape; the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code ; street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
        point as in the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
        • "he scored 20 points in the first half"
        • "a touchdown counts 6 points"
        point as in a promontory extending out into a large body of water
        • "they sailed south around the point"
        point as in a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
        • "he noticed an item in the New York Times"
        • "she had several items on her shopping list"
        • "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"

        Synonyms

        • item(used when listing or enumerating items) also; a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; a whole individual unit; an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; an individual instance of a type of symbol
        point as in a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
          point as in an outstanding characteristic
          • "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"

          Synonyms

          • spotcatch sight of ; detect with the senses; mar or impair with a flaw; make a spot or mark onto; become spotted; mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; a point located with respect to surface features of some region; a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising ; an outstanding characteristic; a blemish made by dirt; a small contrasting part of something; a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; a business establishment for entertainment; a job in an organization; a slight attack of illness; a small piece or quantity of something; a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit) ; a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
          point as in sharp end
          • "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"
          • "he broke the point of his pencil"
          point as in any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
          • "he checked the point on his compass"

          Synonyms

          • compass pointany of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
          point as in a linear unit used to measure the size of type
          • "approximately 1/72 inch"
          point as in one percent of the total principal of a loan
          • "it is paid at the time the loan is made and is independent of the interest on the loan"
          point as in a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
          • "in England they call a period a stop"

          Synonyms

          • periodan amount of time; the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon ; (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games ; a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed; the end or completion of something; the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
          • full stopa punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
          • stopcome to a halt, stop moving; put an end to a state or an activity; stop from happening or developing; interrupt a trip; cause to stop; prevent completion; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; seize on its way; have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; render unsuitable for passage; stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; the event of something ending; the act of stopping something; a brief stay in the course of a journey; the state of inactivity following an interruption; a spot where something halts or pauses; a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes; a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; a restraint that checks the motion of something; an obstruction in a pipe or tube
          • full pointa punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
          point as in a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
          • "the point of the arrow was due north"

          Synonyms

          • headto go or travel towards; be in charge of; travel in front of; be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; direct the course; take its rise; be in the front of or on top of; form a head or come or grow to a head; remove the head of; the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; a single domestic animal; that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; a person who is in charge; the front of a military formation or procession; the pressure exerted by a fluid; the top of something; the source of water from which a stream arises; (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent ; the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates) ; the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head; a dense cluster of flowers or foliage; the educator who has executive authority for a school; an individual person; a user of (usually soft) drugs; a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea) ; a rounded compact mass; the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container; the part in the front or nearest the viewer; a difficult juncture; forward movement; a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; the subject matter at issue; a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint; that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves ; (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk ; (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head; the striking part of a tool; (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship ; a projection out from one end; a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum ; oral stimulation of the genitals
          point as in the dot at the left of a decimal fraction

            Synonyms

            • decimal pointthe dot at the left of a decimal fraction
            • percentage pointthe dot at the left of a decimal fraction
            point as in the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip

              Synonyms

              • pointednessthe property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip ; the quality of being obviously directed at a particular person or thing
              point as in a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
              • "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"
              point as in the gun muzzle's direction
              • "he held me up at the point of a gun"

              Synonyms

              • gunpointthe gun muzzle's direction
              point as in a wall socket

                Synonyms

                • power pointa wall socket
                point as in a contact in the distributor
                • "as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs"

                Synonyms

                • distributor pointa contact in the distributor
                • breaker pointa contact in the distributor