point

13 ENTRIES FOUND:

point

noun

Definition of POINT

1
a particular and often important moment in time <it was at that point that I had to stop and check on the experiment>
Synonyms juncture
Phrases moment of truth
2
the last and usually sharp or tapering part of something long and narrow <be careful with the point on that umbrella, or you could hurt someone>
Synonyms apex, cusp, end, nib, nose, pike, tip
3
an interval of time just before the onset of something <was at the point of accepting the new job when he realized he didn't want to leave his old one>
Related Words nick
4
a separate part in a list, account, or series <went down the list point by point>
5
a single piece of information <two points that are important to remember>
6
a small area that is different (as in color) from the main part <the little points of gold in the blue ceiling are supposed to represent stars>
7
an area of high ground jutting out into a body of water beyond the line of the coast <the racing yacht rounded the point far ahead of its closest rival>
Synonyms ness, point, promontory
8
an area of land that juts out into a body of water <Point Reyes, California>
Related Words breakwater, jetty
9
an individual part of a process, series, or ranking <at this point in your life, you should already be saving for retirement>
10
something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind <impeccable politeness has always been her strong point>
11
the area or space occupied by or intended for something <runners began lining up by the starting point>
12
the quality of an utterance that provokes interest and produces an effect <her jokes are often long, rambling stories that have no point whatsoever>
13
something that one hopes or intends to accomplish <what we're doing does have a point—doesn't it?>
Near Antonyms means, method, way
14
the central part or aspect of something under consideration <that clueless reviewer seems to have missed the whole point of the book>

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