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, 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, 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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