point out

Definition of point out

  1. 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. 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

pointplay
  1. :  an individual detail :  item

    :  a distinguishing detail

    :  the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. :  to furnish with a point :  sharpen

    :  to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

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

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

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

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

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

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

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



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