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