a contact in the distributor
as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
- distributor point - breaker point
a wall socket
- power point
the gun muzzle's direction
"he held me up at the point of a gun"
a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
"he knows my bad points as well as my good points"
the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
- decimal point - percentage point
a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
"the point of the arrow was due north"
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"
- full stop - full point
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
a linear unit used to measure the size of type
approximately 1/72 inch
any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
"he checked the point on his compass"
- compass point
"he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"
"he broke the point of his pencil"
an outstanding characteristic
"his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
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"
a promontory extending out into a large body of water
"they sailed south around the point"
the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
"he scored 20 points in the first half"
"a touchdown counts 6 points"
a very small circular shape
"a row of points"
"draw lines between the dots"
a V shape
"the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
the object of an activity
"what is the point of discussing it?"
an instant of time
"at that point I had to leave"
- point in time
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?"
an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
"several of the details are similar"
"a point of information"
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"
the precise location of something
a spatially limited location
"she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
a geometric element that has position but no extension
"a point is defined by its coordinates"
repair the joints of bricks
"point a chimney"
give a point to
"The candles are tapered"
indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
"the dog pointed the dead duck"
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"
be positionable in a specified manner
"The gun points with ease"
mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
mark with diacritics
"point the letter"
mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
sail close to the wind
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"
direct the course
determine the direction of travelling
direct into a position for use
"point a gun"
"He charged his weapon at me"
"The weather vane points North"
"the dancers toes pointed outward"
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"