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point

noun

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1 a particular and often important moment in time
  • It was at that point that I had to stop and check on the experiment.
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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.
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3 an interval of time just before the onset of something
  • Dan was at the point of accepting the new job when he realized he didn't want to leave his old one.
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4 a separate part in a list, account, or series
  • went down the list point by point
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5 a single piece of information
  • two points that are important to remember
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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.
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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.
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8 an area of land that juts out into a body of water
  • Point Reyes, California
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9 an individual part of a process, series, or ranking
  • At this point in your life, you should already be saving for retirement.
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10 something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind
  • Impeccable politeness has always been her strong point.
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11 the area or space occupied by or intended for something
  • Runners began lining up by the starting point.
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12 the quality of an utterance that provokes interest and produces an effect
  • It took a while before she got to the point of the joke.
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13 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
  • What we're doing does have a point—doesn't it?
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name of the game

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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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sum and substance, the long and short (or the long and the short)


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