point out

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of point out

1 : to direct someone's attention to (someone or something) by pointing
  • He pointed his girlfriend out(to me) in the crowd.
  • Could you point out the restrooms, please.
2 : to talk about or mention (something that one thinks is important)
  • He was quick to point our mistake out.
  • He pointed out the benefits/importance of daily exercise.
  • As she likes to point out, she distrusted him from the beginning.

Word by Word Definitions

point play
  1. : an individual detail : item

  2. : a distinguishing detail

  3. : the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. : to furnish with a point : sharpen

  2. : to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

  3. : to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (something, such as a brick wall) and fill in with new material

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats



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