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point

noun

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 of point juncture Words Related to point 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 of point apex, cusp, end, nib, nose, pike, tip Words Related to point 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 of point brink, cusp, edge, threshold, verge Words Related to point nick

  4. 4 a separate part in a list, account, or series went down the list point by point Synonyms of point detail, particular, itemWords Related to point article, belonging, object, stuff, thing; characteristic, component, constituent, element, factor, feature, member; ingredient; division, particle, partition, piece, portion, section, segmentNear Antonyms of point 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 of point datum, detail, nicety, particular, particularity, fact, specificWords Related to point article, item; component, constituent, element, ingredient, member, part; aspect, circumstance, facet, factor; evidence, exhibit; database, information, knowledgeNear Antonyms of point 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 of point blotch, dapple, dot, eyespot, fleck, mottle, patch, pip, spot, speck, speckle, splotchWords Related to point 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 of point ness, headland, promontoryWords Related to point 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 of point arm, foreland, headland, ness, peninsula, cape, promontory, spitWords Related to point 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 of point chapter, cut, grade, inch, notch, peg, phase, place, degree, stage, stepWords Related to point 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 of point affection, attribute, attribution, character, criterion, diagnostic, differentia, feature, fingerprint, hallmark, mark, marker, note, particularity, peculiarity, characteristic, property, quality, specific, stamp, touch, traitWords Related to point 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 of point emplacement, locale, locality, location, locus, place, position, site, spot, venue, whereWords Related to point 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 of point cogency, effectiveness, force, forcefulness, impact, punchWords Related to point 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 of point aim, ambition, aspiration, bourne (also bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, goal, pretension, purpose, target, thingWords Related to point grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminusNear Antonyms of point 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 of point bottom line, bull's-eye, centerpiece, core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, keynote, meat, meat and potatoes, net, nub, nubbin, nucleus, pith, pivot, crux, root, sumWords Related to point course, direction, drift, tenor; body, content, substance; hypothesis, proposition, purport, subject, theme, thesis


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