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Definition of point
PointPoint Point, n.
1. (Med.) A pointed piece of quill or bone covered at one end
with vaccine matter; -- called also vaccine point.
2. One of the raised dots used in certain systems of printing
and writing for the blind. The first practical system was
that devised by Louis Braille in 1829, and still used in
Europe (see Braille). Two modifications of this are
current in the United States:
New York point founded on three bases of equidistant points
arranged in two lines (viz., : :: :::), and a later
American Braille, embodying the Braille base (:::) and the
New-York-point principle of using the characters of few
points for the commonest letters.
3. In technical senses:
(a) In various games, a position of a certain player, or,
by extension, the player himself; as: (1) (Lacrosse &
Ice Hockey) The position of the player of each side
who stands a short distance in front of the goal
keeper; also, the player himself. (2) (Baseball) (pl.)
The position of the pitcher and catcher.
(b) (Hunting) A spot to which a straight run is made;
hence, a straight run from point to point; a
cross-country run. [Colloq. Oxf. E. D.]
(c) (Falconry) The perpendicular rising of a hawk over the
place where its prey has gone into cover.
(d) Act of pointing, as of the foot downward in certain
Point Point (point), v. t. & i.
To appoint. [Obs.] --Spenser.
PointPoint Point, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pointed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Pointing.] [Cf. F. pointer. See Point, n.]
1. To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or
file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil.
Used also figuratively; as, to point a moral.
2. To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at
a wolf, or a cannon at a fort.
3. Hence, to direct the attention or notice of.
Whosoever should be guided through his battles by
Minerva, and pointed to every scene of them. --Pope.
4. To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to
point a composition.
5. To mark (as Hebrew) with vowel points.
6. To give particular prominence to; to designate in a
special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the
error was pointed out. --Pope.
He points it, however, by no deviation from his
straightforward manner of speech. --Dickens.
7. To indicate or discover by a fixed look, as game.
8. (Masonry) To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by
introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it
to a smooth surface.
9. (Stone Cutting) To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.
To point a rope (Naut.), to taper and neatly finish off the
end by interweaving the nettles.
To point a sail (Naut.), to affix points through the eyelet
holes of the reefs.
To point off, to divide into periods or groups, or to
separate, by pointing, as figures.
To point the yards (of a vessel) (Naut.), to brace them so
that the wind shall strike the sails obliquely. --Totten. PointPoint Point (point), v. i.
1. To direct the point of something, as of a finger, for the
purpose of designating an object, and attracting attention
to it; -- with at.
Now must the world point at poor Katharine. --Shak.
Point at the tattered coat and ragged shoe.
2. To indicate the presence of game by fixed and steady look,
as certain hunting dogs do.
He treads with caution, and he points with fear.
3. (Med.) To approximate to the surface; to head; -- said of
To point at, to treat with scorn or contempt by pointing or
directing attention to.
To point well (Naut.), to sail close to the wind; -- said
of a vessel.
Meaning of point from wikipedia
- the exclamation
mark or exclamation point
is a punctuation
to indicate strong
to the following: business
: basis point
, 1/100 of one percent, denoted
bp, bps, and ‱ pivot point
- in ice hockey
has three modern
meanings: a point
to a player
for each goal scored
earned. the total number
- point guard
(pg), also called
the one, play maker
or 'the ball-handler,' is one of the standard positions
in a regulation basketball
can be accumulated
by making field goals
(two or three
points) or free throw
s (one point). within
the three-point line, the player
- in geometry
, and related branches
of mathematics, a spatial point
is a primitive notion
upon which other concepts
- the team that won the point serves
for the next point. if the team that won the point served
in the previous
point, the same player serves
- they were once called
cover-point. in regular
play, two defencemen complement three forwards
and a goaltender
on the ice. exceptions
- date february
2013 a peninsula
can also be a headland
(head), cape , island promontory
, bill, point, or spit note that a point
- the switch consists
of the pair of linked tapering
blades), lying between
the diverging outer