The Word is:”point”
noun: point; plural noun: points
1. the tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object.
“the point of his dagger”
“the point of a knitting needle”
a pointed flake or blade, especially one that has been worked.
another term for pointe.
the tip of a person’s chin as a spot for a blow.
“Andrews caught him on the point”
“a fine buck of eight points”
2.a dot or other punctuation mark, in particular a full stop.
“fifty-five point nine”
“the sky was studded with points of light”
synonyms: pinpoint, dot, spot, speck, fleck, mark
“the dark surface of the ocean was studded with points of light”
3. a particular spot, place, or position in an area or on a map, object, or surface.
“turn left at the point where you see a sign to Appleford”
“local kennels are full to bursting point”
synonyms: level, degree, stage, pitch, extent, height
“tension between them had reached such a point that they barely spoke”
a socket in a wall for connecting a device to an electrical supply or communications network.
“a power point”
4. a single item or detail in an extended discussion, list, or text.
“the main points of the Edinburgh agreement”
“you have ignored a number of important points”
“he has his good points”
synonyms: attribute, characteristic, feature, trait, quality, property, aspect, facet, side; streak,
“she had to admit he had his good points”
5. (in sports and games) a mark or unit of scoring awarded for success or performance.
“he kicked a penalty goal to put Bangor eight points ahead”
“the shares index was down seven points”
“she smiled, assuming she had won her point”
“points were allocated according to the inadequacy of the existing accommodation”
a value assigned to certain cards (4 points for an ace, 3 for a king, 2 for a queen, and 1 for a jack, sometimes with extra points for long or short suits) by a player in assessing the strength of their hand.
“in Acol it is permissible to open with only twelve points”
6. each of thirty-two directions marked at equal distances round a compass.
“they headed down Highway 401 to Ontario and points west”
7. a narrow piece of land jutting out into the sea.
“the boat came round the point”
synonyms: promontory, headland, head, foreland, cape, peninsula, bluff, ness, horn, bill
“the ship rounded the point”
“the train gave a lurch as it passed over the points”
either of two areas to the left and right of the net, just inside the blue line where it meets the boards.
a position at the front of the court, usually manned by the guard who sets up the team’s defence.
11. (in a motor vehicle) each of a set of electrical contacts in the distributor.
12. a small leading party of an advanced guard of troops.
the position at the head of a column or wedge of troops.
“he walked point and I took the tail”
short for point man.
13. the extremities of an animal, typically a horse or cat, such as the face, paws, and tail of a Siamese cat.
“a pure white dog with black points”
a straight run.
“our fox made his point to Moorhill”
15. historical a tagged piece of ribbon or cord used for lacing a garment or attaching a hose to a doublet.
16. a short piece of cord at the lower edge of a sail for tying up a reef.
17. the action or position of a dog in pointing.
“a bird dog on point”
18. Music an important phrase or subject, especially in a contrapuntal composition.
verb: point; 3rd person present: points; past tense: pointed; past participle: pointed; gerund or present participle: pointing
1. direct someone’s attention towards something by extending one’s finger or something held in one’s hand.
“the lads were nudging each other and pointing at me”
“a sign pointing left”
“he pointed the torch beam at the floor”
synonyms: aim, direct, level, train; draw/get a bead on
“she drew a revolver and pointed it at him”
“two of its toes point forward and two point back”
“reach up with your arms and point your toes”
3. fill the joints of (brickwork or masonry) with smoothly finished mortar.
“the bricks have been poorly pointed”
5. give a sharp, tapered point to.
“he twisted and pointed his moustache”
6. insert points in (written text of Semitic languages).
7. (of a dog) indicate the presence of (game) by standing rigid while looking towards it.