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Meaning of "point" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD POINT

From Old French: spot, from Latin punctum a point, from pungere to pierce; also influenced by Old French pointe pointed end, from Latin pungere.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF POINT

point  [pɔɪnt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POINT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Point is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb point in English.

WHAT DOES POINT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of point in the English dictionary

The first definition of point in the dictionary is a dot or tiny mark. Other definition of point is a location, spot, or position. Point is also any dot or mark used in writing or printing, such as a decimal point or a full stop.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO POINT

PRESENT

Present
I point
you point
he/she/it points
we point
you point
they point
Present continuous
I am pointing
you are pointing
he/she/it is pointing
we are pointing
you are pointing
they are pointing
Present perfect
I have pointed
you have pointed
he/she/it has pointed
we have pointed
you have pointed
they have pointed
Present perfect continuous
I have been pointing
you have been pointing
he/she/it has been pointing
we have been pointing
you have been pointing
they have been pointing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I pointed
you pointed
he/she/it pointed
we pointed
you pointed
they pointed
Past continuous
I was pointing
you were pointing
he/she/it was pointing
we were pointing
you were pointing
they were pointing
Past perfect
I had pointed
you had pointed
he/she/it had pointed
we had pointed
you had pointed
they had pointed
Past perfect continuous
I had been pointing
you had been pointing
he/she/it had been pointing
we had been pointing
you had been pointing
they had been pointing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will point
you will point
he/she/it will point
we will point
you will point
they will point
Future continuous
I will be pointing
you will be pointing
he/she/it will be pointing
we will be pointing
you will be pointing
they will be pointing
Future perfect
I will have pointed
you will have pointed
he/she/it will have pointed
we will have pointed
you will have pointed
they will have pointed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been pointing
you will have been pointing
he/she/it will have been pointing
we will have been pointing
you will have been pointing
they will have been pointing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would point
you would point
he/she/it would point
we would point
you would point
they would point
Conditional continuous
I would be pointing
you would be pointing
he/she/it would be pointing
we would be pointing
you would be pointing
they would be pointing
Conditional perfect
I would have point
you would have point
he/she/it would have point
we would have point
you would have point
they would have point
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been pointing
you would have been pointing
he/she/it would have been pointing
we would have been pointing
you would have been pointing
they would have been pointing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you point
we let´s point
you point
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to point
Past participle
pointed
Present Participle
pointing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POINT


adjoint
ˈædˌdʒɔɪnt
appoint
əˈpɔɪnt
ballpoint
ˈbɔːlˌpɔɪnt
checkpoint
ˈtʃɛkˌpɔɪnt
conjoint
kənˈdʒɔɪnt
counterpoint
ˈkaʊntəˌpɔɪnt
disappoint
ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt
flashpoint
ˈflæʃpɔɪnt
gunpoint
ˈɡʌnˌpɔɪnt
joint
dʒɔɪnt
midpoint
ˈmɪdˌpɔɪnt
pinpoint
ˈpɪnˌpɔɪnt
pointe
pɔɪnt
points
pɔɪnt
standpoint
ˈstændˌpɔɪnt
viewpoint
ˈvjuːˌpɔɪnt
waypoint
ˈweɪˌpɔɪnt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POINT

poinsettia
point after
Point Calimere
point d´appui
Point de Galle
point defect
point duty
point estimate
point group
point guard
point lace
point man
point of honour
point of inflection
point of no return
point of order
point of reference
point of sale
point of view
point off

WORDS THAT END LIKE POINT

access point
at knife-point
beside the point
boiling point
cut-off point
dew point
focal point
high point
melting point
out of joint
pick-up point
power point
price point
starting point
talking point
to the point
try for a point
turning point
up to a point
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Synonyms and antonyms of point in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «POINT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «point» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of point
aim · apex · area · aspect · attribute · barb · bill · burden · cape · characteristic · circumstance · condition · core · crux · degree · design · detail · direct · dot · drift · edge · end · essence · extent · face · facet · feature · fleck · foreland · full stop · gist · goal · head · headland · heart · import · instance · instant · intent · intention · item · juncture · level · locale · locality · location · look · mark · marrow · matter · meaning · moment · motive · ness · nib · nicety · nub · object · objective · particular · peculiarity · period · phase · pinpoint · pitch · pith · place · position · promontory · prong · property · proposition · purpose · quality · question · reason · respect · score · sharpen · side · site · speck · spike · spot · spur · stage · station · stop · subject · tally · taper · text · theme · thrust · time · tine · tip · top · topic · train · trait · use · usefulness · utility · whet

Translation of «point» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POINT

Find out the translation of point to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of point from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «point» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

punto
570 millions of speakers

English

point
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बिंदु
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نُقْطَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мысль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ponto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিন্দু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

point
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Titik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sinn
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

要点
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사실
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Titik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điểm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புள்ளி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बिंदू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

puan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

punto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

punkt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ідея
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

punct de vedere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σημείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

punt
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

punkt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

poeng
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of point

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POINT»

The term «point» is very widely used and occupies the 916 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POINT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «point» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «point» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about point

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10 QUOTES WITH «POINT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word point.
1
Mose Allison
There's a few tunes of mine that don't have jokes, but most of them have a joke and they have a humorous point of view somewhere.
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Marc Andreesen
At a certain point in your career - I mean, part of the answer is a personal answer, which is that at a certain point in your career, it becomes more satisfying to help entrepreneurs than to be one.
3
Peter L. Bergen
At one point people in al Qaeda were actually drawing monthly paychecks when they were based in Sudan.
4
Jason Biggs
But because it was able to balance that kind of humor with a sweet story and characters you really rooted for and also got across the girls' point of view, I've heard nothing but great things from younger and older females as well.
5
Ruben Blades
I was the first person to come into New York with a Latin American point of view which was also very much influenced by political happenings in Latin America.
6
Lakhdar Brahimi
The third point is that for some time the UN has been talking about helping Afghanistan in the reconstruction of the country but there has never been any real commitment by the international community to provide resources for that.
7
Poppy Z. Brite
This is the point being missed by readers who lament Liquor's lack of hot sex scenes, probably because they aren't old enough to understand that a passionate relationship could be about anything other than sex.
8
Joy Bryant
If it gets to the point where I actually physically cannot have a child, there's plenty of children in the world that need a stable home and loving parent. I'm so down for adoption.
9
Jim Cantalupo
So Europe's a big driver. And at one point, if the euro hadn't devalued, they would have been making as much money as the US with half the stores. Returns were higher.
10
Courteney Cox
I think every relationship has a point where you stop and reevaluate. Are you happy? Have you grown together or apart? What do you share interests in? I think that's a normal thing to do, but it's so much harder when it's done publicly.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POINT»

Discover the use of point in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to point and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Turning Point: Science, Society, and the Rising Culture
"We are trying to apply the concepts of an outdated world view--the mechanistic world view of Cartesian-Newtonian science--to a reality that can no longer be understood in terms of these concepts.
Fritjof Capra, 1983
2
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment ...
A step-by-step guide to self-treatment for pain shows readers how to use trigger point therapy to relieve soft-tissue pain, repetitive strain injuries, accident trauma, and sports injuries.
Clair Davies, David G. Simons, Amber Davies, 2004
3
Deception Point
On the eve of a presidential race in which NASA's budget is a pivotal issue, the space agency announces the discovery of an ancient meteorite filled with fossils deep in the Arctic ice.
Dan Brown, 2006
4
Cirque Du Freak (The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 1)
The chilling Saga of Darren Shan, the ordinary schoolboy plunged into the vampire world.
Darren Shan, 2011
5
Victory Point: Operations Red Wings and Whalers - the Marine ...
Here is the inspiring true account of heroism, duty, and brotherhood between Marines fighting the War on Terror.
Ed Darack, 2009
6
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.
Malcolm Gladwell, 2006
7
Primal-Dual Interior-Point Methods
Presents the major primal-dual algorithms for linear programming. A thorough, straightforward description of the theoretical properties of these methods.
Stephen J. Wright, 1997
8
Zero Point Energy: The Fuel of the Future
This book demonstrates the exciting promise that zero point energy, which supports every atom and molecule, will soon be used directly to power a car, house, or spaceship.
Thomas Valone, 2007
9
Woman at Point Zero: Second Edition
As Firdaus sits in a grimy prison cell awaiting the relief that death will bring, she looks back at her life and what brought her to this point, from childhood cruelty to being forced into a marriage she did not want.
Nawal El Saadawi, 2007
10
Fixed-Point Signal Processing
This book is intended to fill the gap between the "ideal precision" digital signal processing (DSP) that is widely taught, and the limited precision implementation skills that are commonly required in fixed-point processors and field ...
Wayne T. Padgett, David V. Anderson, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POINT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term point is used in the context of the following news items.
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Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Point Arena - LA Times
A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Monday morning one mile from Point Arena, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
2
Dana Point: A Beachy Southern California Enclave - Parade
When the Dana Point Harbor was built the Killer Dana wave was displaced. But Doheny State Beach remains one of the best long boarding ... «Parade, Jul 15»
3
Ex-Div Reminder for Crescent Point Energy (CPG) - NASDAQ.com
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 7/29/15, Crescent Point Energy Corp (Symbol: CPG) will trade ex-dividend, ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
4
Material with new record melting point predicted - Gizmag
New research predicts it is possible to create a material with a record-setting melting point that would have a good chance of staying intact, ... «Gizmag, Jul 15»
5
To the Point - Philly.com
Screen shot of a residential area in Somers Point from a video on the website liveinsomerspoint.com, which touts shore life in that community. «Philly.com, Jul 15»
6
Is there more to come at point guard for Miami Heat? - Sun Sentinel
Q: With the trade of Shabazz Napier, you raised the question of whether the Heat were finished with their overhaul at point guard? I think you ... «Sun Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Are You Ready to Seek Funding? This 10-Point Checklist Will Decide.
You've got an idea that you're excited about. You've talked about it with your friends and family members. You might have even quit your job to ... «Entrepreneur, Jul 15»
8
High Point man arrested after pointing gun at contractor - Winston …
A High Point man was arrested Friday for assault by pointing a gun at a contractor working at his house, the Davidson County Sheriff's Office ... «Winston-Salem Journal, Jul 15»
9
Jerry's Jobs: Cleaning up at Point Pleasant Beach - Asbury Park Press
APP reporter Jerry Carino learns the duties of a Beach boy at Jenkinson's in Point Pleasant Beach, helping clean, walkway, showers, pick up ... «Asbury Park Press, Jul 15»
10
Chopper, divers search West Point river for 8-year-old boy | WTVR …
NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. — Officials say the search for an 8-year-old boy last seen in the Pamunkey River in West Point Sunday evening has ... «wtvr.com, Jul 15»

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