What does the word point mean?

  • 1. A spot or small area. 2. A sharp end or apex. 3. A slight projection. 4. A limit, as the boiling point. 5. To make ready to open, said of an abscess the wall of which is becoming thin and is about to break. See also punctum.

  • [ Latin] The sharp end of a prickling or piercing instrument; hence, any acute extremity or that which tapers off acutely, as a Caustic p.

  • [ Latin] Any sharply-defined limit, whether of spatial or other quantities; that which serves to mark degree or position, or to indicate transition from one state to another; as Boiling-p., Freezing-p., Melting-p., Far-p., Near-p.

  • Of an abscess, to come close to the surface; to be on the point of breaking.

Usage examples for point

  1. Now for your point. – You-Never-Can-Tell by Shaw, Bernard
  2. All save that point. – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  3. She'll head within half a point of what she's doin' now. – Mr. Trunnell by T. Jenkins Hains

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