n. sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
power point, point
n. a wall socket
gunpoint, point
n. the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun"
n. a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"
n. the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?"
n. 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
n. 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"
percentage point, decimal point, point
n. the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
n. the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
n. a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point"
n. the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
n. a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
compass point, point
n. any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
dot, point
n. a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots"
point in time, point
n. an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
n. a position near the goal of the attacking defense man
n. a position of the fielder
n. the action of indicating the presence and location of game
n. the position taken by a hunting dog in pointing game
n. a cross-country run
n. unit of measurement for text characters: one point is 1/72 inches
repoint, point
v. repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"
point, taper, sharpen
v. give a point to; "The candles are tapered"
v. indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle; "the dog pointed the dead duck"
point, level, charge
v. direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
v. be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease"
point, luff
v. sail close to the wind
point, orient
v. be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
v. position the mouse pointer on or next to something
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n. one of a class of artifacts; "an article of clothing"
situation, place, billet, spot, office, berth, post, position
n. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
n. a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection; "they reduced the price on many items"
n. a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"
n. a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
way out, outlet, issue, exit
n. an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue"
production, product
n. an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"
doubtfulness, question, dubiousness, doubt
n. uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something; "the dubiousness of his claim"; "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"
n. a particular service; "he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses"
principle, rationale
n. (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature); "the rationale for capital punishment"; "the principles of internal-combustion engines"
specific, particular
n. a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general"
facet, aspect
n. a distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question"
n. an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect); "he was on the heavy side"; "he is on the purchasing side of the business"; "it brought out his better side"
division, section, part
n. one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
n. an independent variable in statistics
co-ordinate, coordinate
n. a number that identifies a position relative to an axis
n. nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
n. (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated
subject matter, substance, content, message
n. what a communication that is about something is about
theme, topic, subject
n. the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; "he didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love"
word, tidings, intelligence, news
n. information about recent and important events; "they awaited news of the outcome"
n. informal information of any kind that is not previously known to someone; "it was news to me"
n. a statement regarded as an object; "to say the same thing in other terms"; "how can you say such a thing?"
question, motion
n. a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote; "he made a motion to adjourn"; "she called for the question"
apex of the sun's way, solar apex, apex
n. the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
summit, tip, top, crest, crown, peak
n. the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
situation, site
n. physical position in relation to the surroundings; "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"
topographic point, spot, place
n. a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
n. an artistic or literary composition; "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
bound, edge, boundary
n. a line determining the limits of an area
n. an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development; "he worked at the frontier of brain science"
n. a level of existence or development; "he lived on a worldly plane"
n. one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe; "the alchemists believed that there were four elements"
fade, languish
v. become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
fall, lessen, diminish, decrease
v. decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
rarefy, attenuate
v. weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
contract, narrow
v. make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
v. lose thickness; become thin or thinner
suggest, hint
v. drop a hint; intimate by a hint
v. suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
refer, denote
v. have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' "
v. make known with a word or signal; "He signified his wish to pay the bill for our meal"
v. disclose directly or through prophets; "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"
v. express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval"
publicise, advertize, publicize, advertise
v. call attention to; "Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS"
v. use a name to designate; "Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary"
v. cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
shift, transfer
v. move around; "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"
set, put, place
v. estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
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