point


point
I
n.
location, position, place, spot

1) to arrive at, reach a point

2) an assembly; cutoff; focal; jumping-off; pressure; rallying; salient; starting; turning; vanishing; vantage point

3) the point of no return

4) at a point (at that point in history)

5) for a point (for all points east)

6) from; to a point (from this point to that point)

level
degree

7) to arrive at, reach a point

8) a high; low point (she has reached the high point of her career)

9) the boiling; breaking; freezing; melting; saturation point

10) (up) to a point (to a certain point they are right)

step, stage

11) at, on the point (they were on the point of leaving)

argument
topic

12) to bring up, make, raise a point

13) to argue; cover, discuss; emphasize, stress, underscore; explain; illustrate; review; win a point

14) to belabor, labor; strain, stretch a point

15) to drive, hammer, press a point home; to make one's point

16) to concede, yield a point

17) a controversial; crucial; fine; major; minor; moot; selling; sore; sticking; subtle; talking; telling point

18) the point that + clause (she made the point that further resistance was useless)

19) beside the point (her remarks were beside the point)

20) on a point (on that point we disagree)

21) to the point (to speak to the point)

22) (misc.) to come to the point; point by point; a good ('convincing') point; to have a point ('to have a convincing argument')

core, essence

23) to see the point (he never did see the point of the joke)

24) to get to the point

emphasis

25) to make a point of (he made a point of repeating her name several times)

distinguishing feature

26) smb.'s bad, weak; good, strong points

punctuation mark

27) a decimal; exclamation (AE) point

scoring unit

28) to score a point (also fig.)

29) to shave points ('to manipulate the results of a contest for illegal purposes')

30) (esp. tennis) a game; match; set point

31) by points (to lead by five points)

32) (boxing) on points (to win on points)

regard

33) in point of (in point of law; in point of fact)

aim, object, purpose, reason

34) to get, see the point

35) a point in (there is no point in complaining = there is no point complaining)

36) a point to (there is no point to your going)

37) (misc.) what's the point?

tapered end

38) a sharp point (this pencil has a sharp point)

misc.

39) a point of view; at the point of a gun; a Brownie point (colloq.) ('ingratiation in the eyes of a superior') (to make Brownie points); a case in point ('a pertinent case'); a point of order

II
v.

1) (D; intr.) to point at, to ('to draw attention to') (she pointed at me)

2) (d; tr.) ('to aim') to point at (to point a gun at smb.)

3) (D; intr.) to point to ('to cite') (they pointed to poverty as a major problem; the evidence points to him as the criminal)

* * *
[pɔɪnt]
a good ('convincing') point
cutoff
exclamation (AE) point
focal
freezing
illustrate
jumping-off
melting
moot
press a point home
raise a point
rallying
reach a point
saturation point
starting
sticking
stretch a point
strong points
subtle
telling point
to make one's point
turning
underscore
vanishing
vantage point
win a point
yield a point
point by point
to have a point ('to have a convincing argument')
to a point (from this point to that point)
low point (she has reached the high point of her career)
to (she pointed at me; 'to draw attention to')
on the point (they were on the point of leaving)
(misc.) to come to the point
I n.
['argument'] ['topic'] to bring up
['distinguishing feature'] smb. 's bad
['location, position, place, spot'] to arrive at
['punctuation mark'] a decimal
['step, stage'] at
a controversial
a high
an assembly
from
the boiling
the point of no return
to argue
to belabor
to concede
to drive
to get to the point
to shave points ('to manipulate the results of a contest for illegal purposes')
['scoring unit'] to score a point (also fig.)
at a point (at that point in history)
for a point (for all points east)
['emphasis'] to make a point of (he made a point of repeating her name several times)
['core, essence'] to see the point (he never did see the point of the joke)
beside the point (her remarks were beside the point)
on a point (on that point we disagree)
the point that + clause (she made the point that further resistance was useless)
(D; intr.) to point to (they pointed to poverty as a major problem; the evidence points to him as the criminal; 'to cite')
(up) to a point (to a certain point they are right)
to the point (to speak to the point)
(d; tr.) ('to aim') to point at (to point a gun at smb.)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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