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A very small dot or mark
“I can see a point of light emanating in the distance.”
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A particular spot, place, or position in an area or on a map, object, or surface
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“The valley is located at a point between two large mountains.”
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A particular moment in time or stage in a process
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“We were running low on fuel at one point and things were looking pretty dire.”
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An extreme limit beyond which something specified will happen
“By the late 1960s, many believed the species was on the point of extinction.”
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An advantage or purpose that can be gained from doing something
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“The whole point of this healthy lifestyle is to look and feel better.”
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The principal aspect or dimension of something
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“Your entire diatribe still failed to address the underlying point of this discussion.”
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A single item or detail in an extended discussion, list, or text
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“The first point in the report is the one you should pay the most heed to.”
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A distinctive feature or characteristic, typically a good one, of a person or thing
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“A dainty, elegant pergola is the focal point at one end of the garden.”
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A narrow piece of land jutting out into the sea
“We'll head back around the point and into that last small bight we passed on our way here.”
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The tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object
“The point of his sword glimmered menacingly in the evening sun.”
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A stage or level at which a change of state occurs
“Turn off the stove once the liquid reaches its boiling point.”
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(the point) The critical or decisive moment
“He's all talk, but when it gets to the point he comes up empty.”
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The scoring unit of a sports competition
“Teams will get a point for each goal they score.”
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A punctuation mark, typically used to indicate the end of a phrase or sentence
“Always finish your sentences with a point to improve the readability of your writing.”
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An electrical outlet
“Is there a spare power point around here for me to plug my charger into?”
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The effectiveness of an event or story
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A sharp projection near the end of an arrow, fish hook, or similar object, which is angled away from the main point so as to make extraction difficult
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A clause in a legal document or agreement
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A subject matter or general area of interest
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A particular incident, or the time at which it takes place
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A corner, especially an external projection or an internal recess of a part of a building or other structure
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The state or condition of being useful
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A goal in football
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A directed quantity, one with both magnitude and direction
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A point in a network or diagram at which lines or pathways intersect or branch
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Features that lend a particularly interesting quality to something
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Opinion, judgment, or belief
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A place where things join
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Harshness or sharpness in tone, nature or character
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Basketball position
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The climax of a joke
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The state of affairs of someone or something
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The place to which someone or something is going or being sent
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The condition or state of being at the front or highest level
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A verbal or written remark expressing an opinion or reaction
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A small, sharp broad-headed nail
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Thinning down
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The highest point on a roof, represented by a horizontal line where two roof areas intersect, running the length of the area
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A thing that extends outwards from something else
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An instrument composed of a blade fixed into a handle, used for cutting or as a weapon
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A favorable circumstance or occasion
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The least or smallest amount or quantity possible, attainable, or required
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Verb
(point to) To show as probable, or to call attention to
“In response to your question, all signs point to yes.”
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To direct or face in a specific direction
“She would point her camera towards the horizon, hoping to take the perfect photo of the sunset.”
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To give a point to
“It's time to point your blunt pencil.”
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To direct the attention of someone to
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To make contact or communication with
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To call attention or refer (to)
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To physically guide a person or animal
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To protrude (out) and be visible
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To move one's hand as a signal
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To focus on, usually of one's vision or thoughts
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To add punctuation to
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To erect or point upwards
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To establish a fact to be true
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To become or make more intense
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To imply but stop short of saying explicitly
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To diffuse, radiate or give off
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