Synonyms of point


1. point, component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient

usage: a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"

2. point, location

usage: the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"

3. point, meaning, significance, signification, import

usage: a brief version of the essential meaning of something; "get to the point"; "he missed the point of the joke"; "life has lost its point"

4. detail, item, point, fact

usage: an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"

5. degree, level, stage, point, state

usage: a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"

6. point, point in time, measure, quantity, amount

usage: an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"

7. point, aim, object, objective, target

usage: the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?"

8. point, tip, peak, convex shape, convexity

usage: a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"

9. point, dot, disk, disc, saucer

usage: a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots"

10. point, unit of measurement, unit

usage: the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"

11. point, promontory, headland, head, foreland

usage: a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point"

12. item, point, part, portion, component part, component, constituent

usage: a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; "he noticed an item in the New York Times"; "she had several items on her shopping list"; "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"

13. point, relevance, relevancy

usage: a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect

14. point, spot, characteristic

usage: an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"

15. point, end, terminal

usage: sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"

16. compass point, point, direction

usage: any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"

17. point, linear unit, linear measure

usage: a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch

18. point, loan

usage: one percent of the total principal of a loan; it is paid at the time the loan is made and is independent of the interest on the loan

19. period, point, full stop, stop, full point, punctuation, punctuation mark

usage: a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; "in England they call a period a stop"

20. point, head, mark

usage: a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"

21. decimal point, percentage point, point, mathematical notation

usage: the dot at the left of a decimal fraction

22. point, pointedness, taper

usage: the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip

23. point, characteristic

usage: a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"

24. point, gunpoint, gun muzzle, muzzle

usage: the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun"

25. point, power point, wall socket, wall plug, electric outlet, electrical outlet, outlet, electric receptacle

usage: a wall socket

26. distributor point, breaker point, point, contact, tangency

usage: a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs


1. indicate, point, designate, show, inform

usage: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents"

2. orient, point, lie

usage: be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"

3. charge, level, point, aim, take, train, take aim, direct

usage: direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"

4. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise, control, command

usage: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

5. bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal, tell

usage: be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"

6. luff, point, sail

usage: sail close to the wind

7. point, tag, label, mark

usage: mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

8. point, tag, label, mark

usage: mark with diacritics; "point the letter"

9. point, tag, label, mark

usage: mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes

10. point, be

usage: be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease"

11. target, aim, place, direct, point, aim, take, train, take aim, direct

usage: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"

12. point, indicate, point, designate, show

usage: indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle; "the dog pointed the dead duck"

13. sharpen, taper, point, change shape, change form, deform

usage: give a point to; "The candles are tapered"

14. point, repoint, repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on

usage: repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"

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Definition and meaning of point (Dictionary)