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  • the tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object.
    E.g. the point of his dagger
  • a dot or other punctuation mark, in particular a full stop.
  • a particular spot, place, or position in an area or on a map, object, or surface.
    E.g. turn left at the point where you see a sign to Appleford
  • a single item or detail in an extended discussion, list, or text.
    E.g. the main points of the Edinburgh agreement
  • (in sports and games) a mark or unit of scoring awarded for success or performance.
    E.g. he kicked a penalty goal to put Bangor eight points ahead
  • each of thirty-two directions marked at equal distances round a compass.
  • a narrow piece of land jutting out into the sea.
    E.g. the boat came round the point
  • a junction of two railway lines, with a pair of linked tapering rails that can be moved laterally to allow a train to pass from one line to the other.
    E.g. the train gave a lurch as it passed over the points
  • a unit of measurement for type sizes and spacing (in the UK and US 0.351 mm, in Europe 0.376 mm).
  • a fielding position on the off side near the batsman.
  • (in a motor vehicle) each of a set of electrical contacts in the distributor.
  • a small leading party of an advanced guard of troops.
  • the extremities of an animal, typically a horse or cat, such as the face, paws, and tail of a Siamese cat.
    E.g. a pure white dog with black points
  • a spot to which a straight run is made.
  • a tagged piece of ribbon or cord used for lacing a garment or attaching a hose to a doublet.
  • a short piece of cord at the lower edge of a sail for tying up a reef.
  • the action or position of a dog in pointing.
    E.g. a bird dog on point
  • an important phrase or subject, especially in a contrapuntal composition.
  • direct someone's attention towards something by extending one's finger or something held in one's hand.
    E.g. the lads were nudging each other and pointing at me
  • give force or emphasis to (words or actions).
    E.g. he wouldn't miss the opportunity to point a moral
  • extend (the toes or feet) in line with the leg by tensing the foot and ankle in such a way as to form a point.
    E.g. reach up with your arms and point your toes
  • fill the joints of (brickwork or masonry) with smoothly finished mortar.
    E.g. the bricks have been poorly pointed
  • give a sharp, tapered point to.
    E.g. he twisted and pointed his moustache
  • insert points in (written text of Semitic languages).

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