Synonyms for point


1. point, component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient
usage: a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"
2. point, location
usage: the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
3. point, meaning, significance, signification, import
usage: 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"
4. detail, item, point, fact
usage: an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
5. degree, level, stage, point, state
usage: a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"
6. point, point in time, measure, quantity, amount
usage: an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
7. point, aim, object, objective, target
usage: the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?"
8. point, tip, peak, convex shape, convexity
usage: a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
9. point, dot, disk, disc, saucer
usage: a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots"
10. point, unit of measurement, unit
usage: the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
11. point, promontory, headland, head, foreland
usage: a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point"
12. item, point, part, portion, component part, component, constituent
usage: a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; "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"
13. point, relevance, relevancy
usage: a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
14. point, spot, characteristic
usage: an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
15. point, end, terminal
usage: sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
16. compass point, point, direction
usage: any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
17. point, linear unit, linear measure
usage: a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
18. point, loan
usage: 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
19. period, point, full stop, stop, full point, punctuation, punctuation mark
usage: a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; "in England they call a period a stop"
20. point, head, mark
usage: a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"
21. decimal point, percentage point, point, mathematical notation
usage: the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
22. point, pointedness, taper
usage: the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
23. point, characteristic
usage: a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"
24. point, gunpoint, gun muzzle, muzzle
usage: the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun"
25. point, power point, wall socket, wall plug, electric outlet, electrical outlet, outlet, electric receptacle
usage: a wall socket
26. distributor point, breaker point, point, contact, tangency
usage: a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs


1. indicate, point, designate, show, inform
usage: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents"
2. orient, point, lie
usage: be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
3. charge, level, point, aim, take, train, take aim, direct
usage: direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
4. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise, control, command
usage: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
5. bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal, tell
usage: be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
6. luff, point, sail
usage: sail close to the wind
7. point, tag, label, mark
usage: mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
8. point, tag, label, mark
usage: mark with diacritics; "point the letter"
9. point, tag, label, mark
usage: mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
10. point, be
usage: be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease"
11. target, aim, place, direct, point, aim, take, train, take aim, direct
usage: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
12. point, indicate, point, designate, show
usage: indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle; "the dog pointed the dead duck"
13. sharpen, taper, point, change shape, change form, deform
usage: give a point to; "The candles are tapered"
14. point, repoint, repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on
usage: repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"
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