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Synonyms for (noun) point

Synonyms: distributor point, breaker point, point Definition: a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs

Similar words: contact, tangency Definition: (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact Usage: they forget to solder the contacts

Synonyms: point Definition: sharp end Usage: he stuck the point of the knife into a tree; he broke the point of his pencil

Similar words: end, terminal Definition: either extremity of something that has length Usage: the end of the pier; she knotted the end of the thread; they rode to the end of the line; the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix

Synonyms: point, power point Definition: a wall socket

Similar words: wall plug, wall socket, outlet, electric outlet, electric receptacle, electrical outlet Definition: receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices

Synonyms: point, gunpoint Definition: the gun muzzle's direction Usage: he held me up at the point of a gun

Similar words: gun muzzle, muzzle Definition: the open circular discharging end of a gun

Synonyms: point, spot Definition: an outstanding characteristic Usage: his acting was one of the high points of the movie

Similar words: characteristic Definition: a distinguishing quality

Synonyms: point Definition: a distinguishing or individuating characteristic Usage: he knows my bad points as well as my good points

Similar words: characteristic Definition: a distinguishing quality

Synonyms: point, pointedness Definition: the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip

Similar words: taper Definition: the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

Synonyms: point, detail, item Definition: an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole Usage: several of the details are similar; a point of information

Similar words: fact Definition: a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred Usage: first you must collect all the facts of the case

Synonyms: point Definition: a geometric element that has position but no extension Usage: a point is defined by its coordinates

Similar words: ingredient, constituent, component, element, factor Definition: an abstract part of something Usage: jealousy was a component of his character; two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony; the grammatical elements of a sentence; a key factor in her success; humor: an effective ingredient of a speech

Synonyms: point Definition: the object of an activity Usage: what is the point of discussing it?

Similar words: aim, object, objective, target Definition: the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable) Usage: the sole object of her trip was to see her children

Synonyms: item, point Definition: a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list Usage: 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

Similar words: part, portion, constituent, component, component part Definition: something determined in relation to something that includes it Usage: he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself; I read a portion of the manuscript; the smaller component is hard to reach; the animal constituent of plankton

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

Similar words: significance, signification, meaning, import Definition: the message that is intended or expressed or signified Usage: what is the meaning of this sentence; the significance of a red traffic light; the signification of Chinese characters; the import of his announcement was ambiguous

Synonyms: point, percentage point, decimal point Definition: the dot at the left of a decimal fraction

Similar words: mathematical notation Definition: a notation used by mathematicians

Synonyms: point, head Definition: a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer Usage: the point of the arrow was due north

Similar words: mark Definition: a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation) Usage: his answer was just a punctuation mark

Synonyms: period, full point, full stop, point, stop Definition: a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations Usage: in England they call a period a stop

Similar words: punctuation, punctuation mark Definition: the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases

Synonyms: point Definition: the precise location of something; a spatially limited location Usage: she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

Similar words: location Definition: a point or extent in space

Synonyms: point Definition: a promontory extending out into a large body of water Usage: they sailed south around the point

Similar words: promontory, foreland, head, headland Definition: a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

Synonyms: point Definition: 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

Similar words: loan Definition: the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)

Synonyms: point Definition: the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest Usage: he scored 20 points in the first half; a touchdown counts 6 points

Similar words: unit, unit of measurement Definition: any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange Usage: the dollar is the United States unit of currency; a unit of wheat is a bushel; change per unit volume

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

Similar words: linear measure, linear unit Definition: a unit of measurement of length

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

Similar words: relevance, relevancy Definition: the relation of something to the matter at hand

Synonyms: point, compass point Definition: any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass Usage: he checked the point on his compass

Similar words: direction Definition: the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves Usage: he checked the direction and velocity of the wind

Synonyms: point, tip, peak Definition: a V shape Usage: the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points

Similar words: convex shape, convexity Definition: a shape that curves or bulges outward

Synonyms: point, dot Definition: a very small circular shape Usage: a row of points; draw lines between the dots

Similar words: saucer, disc, disk Definition: something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate Usage: the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky

Synonyms: level, stage, point, degree Definition: a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process Usage: a remarkable degree of frankness; at what stage are the social sciences?

Similar words: state Definition: the way something is with respect to its main attributes Usage: the current state of knowledge; his state of health; in a weak financial state

Synonyms: point, point in time Definition: an instant of time Usage: at that point I had to leave

Similar words: quantity, measure, amount Definition: how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

Synonyms for (verb) point

Synonyms: point, repoint Definition: repair the joints of bricks Usage: point a chimney

Similar words: doctor, bushel, touch on, furbish up, fix, repair, restore, mend Definition: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken Usage: She repaired her TV set; Repair my shoes please

Synonyms: taper, sharpen, point Definition: give a point to Usage: The candles are tapered

Similar words: deform, change form, change shape Definition: assume a different shape or form

Synonyms: bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal, point Definition: be a signal for or a symptom of Usage: These symptoms indicate a serious illness; Her behavior points to a severe neurosis; The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued

Similar words: tell Definition: let something be known Usage: Tell them that you will be late

Synonyms: show, point, indicate, designate Definition: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively Usage: I showed the customer the glove section; He pointed to the empty parking space; he indicated his opponents

Similar words: inform Definition: impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to Usage: I informed him of his rights

Synonyms: point Definition: indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle Usage: the dog pointed the dead duck

Similar words: show, point, indicate, designate Definition: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively Usage: I showed the customer the glove section; He pointed to the empty parking space; he indicated his opponents

Synonyms: target, direct, aim, point, place Definition: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal Usage: He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face; criticism directed at her superior; direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

Similar words: aim, direct, take, take aim, train Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards Usage: Please don't aim at your little brother!; He trained his gun on the burglar; Don't train your camera on the women; Take a swipe at one's opponent

Synonyms: charge, level, point Definition: direct into a position for use Usage: point a gun; He charged his weapon at me

Similar words: aim, direct, take, take aim, train Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards Usage: Please don't aim at your little brother!; He trained his gun on the burglar; Don't train your camera on the women; Take a swipe at one's opponent

Synonyms: point Definition: be positionable in a specified manner Usage: The gun points with ease

Similar words: be Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun) Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer

Synonyms: point Definition: mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes

Similar words: label, mark, tag Definition: attach a tag or label to Usage: label these bottles

Synonyms: point Definition: mark with diacritics Usage: point the letter

Similar words: label, mark, tag Definition: attach a tag or label to Usage: label these bottles

Synonyms: point Definition: mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

Similar words: label, mark, tag Definition: attach a tag or label to Usage: label these bottles

Synonyms: point, luff Definition: sail close to the wind

Similar words: sail Definition: travel on water propelled by wind Usage: I love sailing, especially on the open sea; the ship sails on

Synonyms: direct, steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, channelise, channelize, guide, head Definition: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Similar words: command, control Definition: exercise authoritative control or power over Usage: control the budget; Command the military forces

Synonyms: orient, point Definition: be oriented Usage: The weather vane points North; the dancers toes pointed outward

Similar words: lie Definition: be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position