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Oxford dictionary definition of the word point:
1the tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object:
the point of his dagger
a pencil point
Archaeology a pointed flake or blade, especially one that has been worked.
Balletanother term for pointe.
Boxing the tip of a person’s chin as a spot for a blow:
Andrews caught him on the point
the prong of a deer’s antler:
a fine buck of eight points
2a dot or other punctuation mark, in particular a full stop.
a decimal point:
fifty-five point nine
a dot or small stroke used in Semitic languages to indicate vowels or distinguish particular consonants.
a very small dot or mark:
the sky was studded with points of light
3a particular spot, place, or position in an area or on a map, object, or surface:
turn left at the point where you see a sign to Appleford
the furthermost point of the gallery
the check-in point
a particular moment in time or stage in a process:
from this point onwards the teacher was completely won over
(usually the point) the critical or decisive moment:
when it came to the point he would probably do what was expected of him
(the point of) the verge or brink of (doing or being something):
she was on the point of leaving
[usually with modifier] a stage or level at which a change of state occurs:
local kennels are full to bursting point
[with modifier] British a socket in a wall for connecting a device to an electrical supply or communications network:
a power point
(in geometry) something having position but not spatial extent, magnitude, dimension, or direction, for example the intersection of two lines.
4a single item or detail in an extended discussion, list, or text:
the main points of the Edinburgh agreement
an argument or idea:
he made the point that economic regulation involves controls on pricing
(usually the point) the significant or essential element of something being planned or discussed:
it took her a long time to come to the point
[in singular, usually with negative or in questions] advantage or purpose that can be gained from doing something:
there was no point in denying the truth
what’s the point of having things I don’t need?
[mass noun] relevance or effectiveness.
a distinctive feature or characteristic, typically a good one, of a person or thing:
he has his good points
5(in sports and games) a mark or unit of scoring awarded for success or performance:
he kicked a penalty goal to put Bangor eight points ahead
a unit used in measuring value, achievement, or extent:
the shares index was down seven points
an advantage or success in an argument or discussion:
she smiled, assuming she had won her point
a unit of credit towards an award or benefit:
points were allocated according to the inadequacy of the existing accommodation
a percentage of the profits from a film or recording offered to certain people involved in its production.
(point of) (in piquet) the longest suit in a player’s hand, containing a specified number of up to eight cards.
a unit of weight (2 mg) for diamonds.
a unit of varying value, used in quoting the price of stocks, bonds, or futures.
Bridge a value assigned to certain cards (4 points for an ace, 3 for a king, 2 for a queen, and 1 for a jack, sometimes with extra points for long or short suits) by a player in assessing the strength of their hand:
in Acol it is permissible to open with only twelve points
6each of thirty-two directions marked at equal distances round a compass.
a direction towards the horizon corresponding to the direction marked on a compass.
the angular interval between two successive points of a compass, i.e. one eighth of a right angle (11° 15ʹ).
(points ——) unspecified places considered in terms of their direction from a specified place:
they headed down Highway 401 to Ontario and points west
7a narrow piece of land jutting out into the sea:
the boat came round the point
8 (usually points) British a junction of two railway lines, with a pair of linked tapering rails that can be moved laterally to allow a train to pass from one line to the other:
the train gave a lurch as it passed over the points
9 Printing a unit of measurement for type sizes and spacing (in the UK and US 0.351 mm, in Europe 0.376 mm).