point Definition

  • 1a particular spot, place, or position in an area or on a map
  • 2an opinion or fact that deserves consideration or attention
  • 3a sharp or tapered end of an object

Using point: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "point" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The point where the two lines intersect is called the vertex.

  • Example

    I see your point, but I still disagree with you.

  • Example

    Be careful with that pencil, the point is very sharp.

point Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for point

Idioms Using point

  • at this moment; currently


    At this point in time, we are not accepting any new applications.

  • irrelevant or not important to the current topic


    Whether or not he likes the color of the car is beside the point. We need to focus on its safety features.

  • failing to understand the main idea or purpose of something


    He keeps arguing about minor details, but he's missing the point of the whole project.

Phrases with point

  • to speak directly and concisely about the main topic


    Can you please get to the point? I don't have all day.

  • to express an idea or opinion clearly and effectively


    She made a good point about the importance of education.

  • the point in a situation where it is impossible to go back to the way things were before


    Once we sign the contract, we will have reached the point of no return.

Origins of point

from Old French 'point', meaning 'dot, mark'


Summary: point in Brief

The term 'point' [pɔɪnt] refers to a specific location, opinion, or sharp end. It can denote a physical location, such as 'The point where the two lines intersect,' or a mental one, as in 'I see your point.' 'Point' also extends into phrases like 'get to the point,' and idioms like 'beside the point,' indicating irrelevance, and 'missing the point,' denoting a failure to understand the main idea.

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