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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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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
  • 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
  • her jokes are often long, rambling stories that have no point whatsoever

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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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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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point

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of point (Entry 2 of 2)

1 as in mention, signal

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The first known use of point was in the 13th century

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“Point.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/point. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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