Synonyms and Antonyms of point

  1. 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 Related Words beat, crack, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, minute, moment, nanosecond, second, shake, split second, tick, trice, twinkle, wink; bit, spell, stretch, while; brink, cusp, nick, threshold, verge; crisis, crunch time, wire Phrases moment of truth

  2. 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 Related Words pinpoint; prong, tine; barb, jag, prickle, snag, spike, sticker

  3. 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> Synonyms brink, cusp, edge, threshold, verge Related Words nick

  4. 4 a separate part in a list, account, or series <went down the list point by point> Synonyms detail, particular, itemRelated Words article, belonging, object, stuff, thing; characteristic, component, constituent, element, factor, feature, member; ingredient; division, particle, partition, piece, portion, section, segmentNear Antonyms aggregate, composite, compound, conglomerate; entirety, sum, summation, total, totality, whole

  5. 5 a single piece of information <two points that are important to remember> Synonyms datum, detail, nicety, particular, particularity, fact, specificRelated Words article, item; component, constituent, element, ingredient, member, part; aspect, circumstance, facet, factor; evidence, exhibit; database, information, knowledgeNear Antonyms error, fallacy, falsehood, inaccuracy, misconception, misstatement, myth

  6. 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> Synonyms blotch, dapple, dot, eyespot, fleck, mottle, patch, pip, spot, speck, speckle, splotchRelated Words birthmark, freckle, mole; blob, blot, mark, smear, smudge, smutch, stain; spatter, splash; polka dot

  7. 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, headland, promontoryRelated Words cape, foreland, peninsula, spit; breakwater, jetty, levee

  8. 8 an area of land that juts out into a body of water <Point Reyes, California> Synonyms arm, foreland, headland, ness, peninsula, {h,2}cape, promontory, spitRelated Words breakwater, jetty

  9. 9 an individual part of a process, series, or ranking <at this point in your life, you should already be saving for retirement> Synonyms chapter, cut, grade, inch, notch, peg, phase, place, degree, stage, stepRelated Words angle, aspect, facet, side; amount, measure, plane; decrement, increment

  10. 10 something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind <impeccable politeness has always been her strong point> Synonyms affection, attribute, attribution, character, criterion, diagnostic, differentia, feature, fingerprint, hallmark, mark, marker, note, particularity, peculiarity, characteristic, property, quality, specific, stamp, touch, traitRelated Words badge, indication, sign; emblem, symbol, token; charm, grace; excellence, merit, virtue; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, oddity, quirk; individuality, singularity, uniqueness

  11. 11 the area or space occupied by or intended for something <runners began lining up by the starting point> Synonyms emplacement, locale, locality, location, locus, place, position, site, spot, venue, whereRelated Words scene; precinct, region, section, sector; here, there

  12. 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> Synonyms cogency, effectiveness, force, forcefulness, impact, {h,1}punchRelated Words payoff; importance, significance; appeal, attraction, charm, fascination

  13. 13 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish <what we're doing does have a point—doesn't it?> Synonyms aim, ambition, aspiration, bourne (also bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, goal, pretension, purpose, target, thingRelated Words grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminusNear Antonyms means, method, way

  14. 14 the central part or aspect of something under consideration <that clueless reviewer seems to have missed the whole point of the book> Synonyms bottom line, bull's-eye, centerpiece, core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, keynote, meat, meat and potatoes, net, nub, nubbin, nucleus, pith, pivot, crux, root, sumRelated Words course, direction, drift, tenor; body, content, substance; hypothesis, proposition, purport, subject, theme, thesis

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