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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
point
    n 1: a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a
         point is defined by its coordinates"
    2: the precise location of something; a spatially limited
       location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the
       whole street"
    3: 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"
    4: an isolated fact that is considered separately from the
       whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of
       information" [syn: detail, item, point]
    5: 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?" [syn: degree,
       level, stage, point]
    6: an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave" [syn:
       point, point in time]
    7: the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing
       it?"
    8: a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
       [syn: point, tip, peak]
    9: a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines
       between the dots" [syn: point, dot]
    10: the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he
        scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6
        points"
    11: a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they
        sailed south around the point"
    12: 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" [syn: item, point]
    13: a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has
        a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
    14: an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the
        high points of the movie" [syn: point, spot]
    15: sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree";
        "he broke the point of his pencil"
    16: any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a
        compass; "he checked the point on his compass" [syn:
        compass point, point]
    17: a linear unit used to measure the size of type;
        approximately 1/72 inch
    18: 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
    19: 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" [syn: period, point,
        full stop, stop, full point]
    20: a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point
        of the arrow was due north" [syn: point, head]
    21: the dot at the left of a decimal fraction [syn: decimal
        point, percentage point, point]
    22: the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip [syn:
        point, pointedness] [ant: unpointedness]
    23: a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows
        my bad points as well as my good points"
    24: the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a
        gun" [syn: point, gunpoint]
    25: a wall socket [syn: point, power point]
    26: a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its
        projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark
        plugs [syn: distributor point, breaker point, point]
    v 1: 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" [syn: indicate, point,
         designate, show]
    2: be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers
       toes pointed outward" [syn: orient, point]
    3: direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged
       his weapon at me" [syn: charge, level, point]
    4: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
       [syn: steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre,
       direct, point, head, guide, channelize,
       channelise]
    5: 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"
       [syn: bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal]
    6: sail close to the wind [syn: luff, point]
    7: mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
    8: mark with diacritics; "point the letter"
    9: mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music
       changes
    10: be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with
        ease"
    11: 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" [syn: target, aim, place, direct,
        point]
    12: indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing
        with the muzzle; "the dog pointed the dead duck"
    13: give a point to; "The candles are tapered" [syn: sharpen,
        taper, point]
    14: repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney" [syn:
        point, repoint]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Point \Point\ (point), v. t. & i.
   To appoint. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Point \Point\, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L.
   punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See
   Pungent, and cf. Puncto, Puncture.]
   1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything,
      esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle
      or a pin.
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   2. An instrument which pricks or pierces, as a sort of needle
      used by engravers, etchers, lace workers, and others;
      also, a pointed cutting tool, as a stone cutter's point;
      -- called also pointer.
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   3. Anything which tapers to a sharp, well-defined
      termination. Specifically: A small promontory or cape; a
      tract of land extending into the water beyond the common
      shore line.
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   4. The mark made by the end of a sharp, piercing instrument,
      as a needle; a prick.
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   5. An indefinitely small space; a mere spot indicated or
      supposed. Specifically: (Geom.) That which has neither
      parts nor magnitude; that which has position, but has
      neither length, breadth, nor thickness, -- sometimes
      conceived of as the limit of a line; that by the motion of
      which a line is conceived to be produced.
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   6. An indivisible portion of time; a moment; an instant;
      hence, the verge.
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            When time's first point begun
            Made he all souls.                    --Sir J.
                                                  Davies.
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   7. A mark of punctuation; a character used to mark the
      divisions of a composition, or the pauses to be observed
      in reading, or to point off groups of figures, etc.; a
      stop, as a comma, a semicolon, and esp. a period; hence,
      figuratively, an end, or conclusion.
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            And there a point, for ended is my tale. --Chaucer.
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            Commas and points they set exactly right. --Pope.
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   8. Whatever serves to mark progress, rank, or relative
      position, or to indicate a transition from one state or
      position to another, degree; step; stage; hence, position
      or condition attained; as, a point of elevation, or of
      depression; the stock fell off five points; he won by
      tenpoints. "A point of precedence." --Selden. "Creeping on
      from point to point." --Tennyson.
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            A lord full fat and in good point.    --Chaucer.
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   9. That which arrests attention, or indicates qualities or
      character; a salient feature; a characteristic; a
      peculiarity; hence, a particular; an item; a detail; as,
      the good or bad points of a man, a horse, a book, a story,
      etc.
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            He told him, point for point, in short and plain.
                                                  --Chaucer.
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            In point of religion and in point of honor. --Bacon.
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            Shalt thou dispute
            With Him the points of liberty ?      --Milton.
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   10. Hence, the most prominent or important feature, as of an
       argument, discourse, etc.; the essential matter; esp.,
       the proposition to be established; as, the point of an
       anecdote. "Here lies the point." --Shak.
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             They will hardly prove his point.    --Arbuthnot.
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   11. A small matter; a trifle; a least consideration; a
       punctilio.
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             This fellow doth not stand upon points. --Shak.
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             [He] cared not for God or man a point. --Spenser.
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   12. (Mus.) A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or
       time; as:
       (a) (Anc. Mus.) A dot or mark distinguishing or
           characterizing certain tones or styles; as, points of
           perfection, of augmentation, etc.; hence, a note; a
           tune. "Sound the trumpet -- not a levant, or a
           flourish, but a point of war." --Sir W. Scott.
       (b) (Mod. Mus.) A dot placed at the right hand of a note,
           to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half,
           as to make a whole note equal to three half notes, a
           half note equal to three quarter notes.
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   13. (Astron.) A fixed conventional place for reference, or
       zero of reckoning, in the heavens, usually the
       intersection of two or more great circles of the sphere,
       and named specifically in each case according to the
       position intended; as, the equinoctial points; the
       solstitial points; the nodal points; vertical points,
       etc. See Equinoctial Nodal.
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   14. (Her.) One of the several different parts of the
       escutcheon. See Escutcheon.
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   15. (Naut.)
       (a) One of the points of the compass (see Points of the
           compass, below); also, the difference between two
           points of the compass; as, to fall off a point.
       (b) A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails. See
           Reef point, under Reef.
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   16. (Anc. Costume) A a string or lace used to tie together
       certain parts of the dress. --Sir W. Scott.
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   17. Lace wrought the needle; as, point de Venise; Brussels
       point. See Point lace, below.
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   18. pl. (Railways) A switch. [Eng.]
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   19. An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.
       [Cant, U. S.]
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   20. (Cricket) A fielder who is stationed on the off side,
       about twelve or fifteen yards from, and a little in
       advance of, the batsman.
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   21. The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game;
       as, the dog came to a point. See Pointer.
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   22. (Type Making) A standard unit of measure for the size of
       type bodies, being one twelfth of the thickness of pica
       type. See Point system of type, under Type.
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   23. A tyne or snag of an antler.
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   24. One of the spaces on a backgammon board.
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   25. (Fencing) A movement executed with the saber or foil; as,
       tierce point.
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   26. (Med.) A pointed piece of quill or bone covered at one
       end with vaccine matter; -- called also vaccine point.
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   27. One of the raised dots used in certain systems of
       printing and writing for the blind. The first practical
       system was that devised by Louis Braille in 1829, and
       still used in Europe (see Braille). Two modifications
       of this are current in the United States:

   New York point founded on three bases of equidistant points
      arranged in two lines (viz., : :: :::), and a later
      improvement,

   American Braille, embodying the Braille base (:::) and the
      New-York-point principle of using the characters of few
      points for the commonest letters.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   28. In technical senses:
       (a) In various games, a position of a certain player, or,
           by extension, the player himself; as: (1) (Lacrosse &
           Ice Hockey) The position of the player of each side
           who stands a short distance in front of the goal
           keeper; also, the player himself. (2) (Baseball)
           (pl.) The position of the pitcher and catcher.
       (b) (Hunting) A spot to which a straight run is made;
           hence, a straight run from point to point; a
           cross-country run. [Colloq. Oxf. E. D.]
       (c) (Falconry) The perpendicular rising of a hawk over
           the place where its prey has gone into cover.
       (d) Act of pointing, as of the foot downward in certain
           dance positions.
           [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   Note: The word point is a general term, much used in the
         sciences, particularly in mathematics, mechanics,
         perspective, and physics, but generally either in the
         geometrical sense, or in that of degree, or condition
         of change, and with some accompanying descriptive or
         qualifying term, under which, in the vocabulary, the
         specific uses are explained; as, boiling point, carbon
         point, dry point, freezing point, melting point,
         vanishing point, etc.
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   At all points, in every particular, completely; perfectly.
      --Shak.

   At point, In point, At the point, In the point, or
   On the point, as near as can be; on the verge; about (see
      About, prep., 6); as, at the point of death; he was on
      the point of speaking. "In point to fall down." --Chaucer.
      "Caius Sidius Geta, at point to have been taken, recovered
      himself so valiantly as brought day on his side."
      --Milton.

   Dead point. (Mach.) Same as Dead center, under Dead.

   Far point (Med.), in ophthalmology, the farthest point at
      which objects are seen distinctly. In normal eyes the
      nearest point at which objects are seen distinctly; either
      with the two eyes together (binocular near point), or with
      each eye separately (monocular near point).

   Nine points of the law, all but the tenth point; the
      greater weight of authority.

   On the point. See At point, above.

   Point lace, lace wrought with the needle, as distinguished
      from that made on the pillow.

   Point net, a machine-made lace imitating a kind of Brussels
      lace (Brussels ground).

   Point of concurrence (Geom.), a point common to two lines,
      but not a point of tangency or of intersection, as, for
      instance, that in which a cycloid meets its base.

   Point of contrary flexure, a point at which a curve changes
      its direction of curvature, or at which its convexity and
      concavity change sides.

   Point of order, in parliamentary practice, a question of
      order or propriety under the rules.

   Point of sight (Persp.), in a perspective drawing, the
      point assumed as that occupied by the eye of the
      spectator.

   Point of view, the relative position from which anything is
      seen or any subject is considered.

   Points of the compass (Naut.), the thirty-two points of
      division of the compass card in the mariner's compass; the
      corresponding points by which the circle of the horizon is
      supposed to be divided, of which the four marking the
      directions of east, west, north, and south, are called
      cardinal points, and the rest are named from their
      respective directions, as N. by E., N. N. E., N. E. by N.,
      N. E., etc. See Illust. under Compass.

   Point paper, paper pricked through so as to form a stencil
      for transferring a design.

   Point system of type. See under Type.

   Singular point (Geom.), a point of a curve which possesses
      some property not possessed by points in general on the
      curve, as a cusp, a point of inflection, a node, etc.

   To carry one's point, to accomplish one's object, as in a
      controversy.

   To make a point of, to attach special importance to.

   To make a point, or To gain a point, accomplish that
      which was proposed; also, to make advance by a step,
      grade, or position.

   To mark a point, or To score a point, as in billiards,
      cricket, etc., to note down, or to make, a successful hit,
      run, etc.

   To strain a point, to go beyond the proper limit or rule;
      to stretch one's authority or conscience.

   Vowel point, in Arabic, Hebrew, and certain other Eastern
      and ancient languages, a mark placed above or below the
      consonant, or attached to it, representing the vowel, or
      vocal sound, which precedes or follows the consonant.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Point \Point\ (point), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pointed; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Pointing.] [Cf. F. pointer. See Point, n.]
   1. To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or
      file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil.
      Used also figuratively; as, to point a moral.
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   2. To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at
      a wolf, or a cannon at a fort.
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   3. Hence, to direct the attention or notice of.
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            Whosoever should be guided through his battles by
            Minerva, and pointed to every scene of them. --Pope.
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   4. To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to
      point a composition.
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   5. To mark (a text, as in Arabic or Hebrew) with vowel
      points; -- also called vocalize.

   Syn: vocalize. [1913 Webster + RP]

   6. To give particular prominence to; to designate in a
      special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the
      error was pointed out. --Pope.
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            He points it, however, by no deviation from his
            straightforward manner of speech.     --Dickens.
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   7. To indicate or discover by a fixed look, as game.
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   8. (Masonry) To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by
      introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it
      to a smooth surface.
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   9. (Stone Cutting) To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.
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   To point a rope (Naut.), to taper and neatly finish off the
      end by interweaving the nettles.

   To point a sail (Naut.), to affix points through the eyelet
      holes of the reefs.

   To point off, to divide into periods or groups, or to
      separate, by pointing, as figures.

   To point the yards (of a vessel) (Naut.), to brace them so
      that the wind shall strike the sails obliquely. --Totten.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Point \Point\ (point), v. i.
   1. To direct the point of something, as of a finger, for the
      purpose of designating an object, and attracting attention
      to it; -- with at.
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            Now must the world point at poor Katharine. --Shak.
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            Point at the tattered coat and ragged shoe.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   2. To indicate the presence of game by fixed and steady look,
      as certain hunting dogs do.
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            He treads with caution, and he points with fear.
                                                  --Gay.
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   3. (Med.) To approximate to the surface; to head; -- said of
      an abscess.
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   To point at, to treat with scorn or contempt by pointing or
      directing attention to.

   To point well (Naut.), to sail close to the wind; -- said
      of a vessel.
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6. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015)
point

   1.  (Sometimes abbreviated "pt") The unit of
   length used in typography to specify text character height,
   rule width, and other small measurements.

   There are six slightly different definitions: Truchet point,
   Didot point, ATA point, TeX point, Postscript point,
   and IN point.

   In Europe, the most commonly used is Didot and in the US, the
   formerly standard ATA point has essentially been replaced by
   the PostScript point due to the demise of traditional
   typesetting systems and rise of desktop computer based systems
   running software such as QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign and
   Adobe Pagemaker.

   There are 20 twips in a point and 12 points in a pica
   (known as a "Cicero" in the Didot system).

   <Different point systems>.

   (2004-12-23)

   2.  To move a pointing device so that the
   on-screen pointer is positioned over a certain object on the
   screen such as a button in a graphical user interface.  In
   most window systems it is then necessary to click a
   (physical) button on the pointing device to activate or select
   the object.  In some systems, just pointing to an object is
   known as "mouse-over" event which may cause some help text
   (called a "tool tip" in Windows) to be displayed.

   (2001-05-21)


7. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
POINT, practice. A proposition or question arising in a case. 
     2. It is the duty of a judge to give an opinion on every point of law, 
properly arising out of the issue, which is propounded to him. Vide 
Resolution. 



8. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
Point, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
   Population (2000):    792
   Housing Units (2000): 331
   Land area (2000):     2.773143 sq. miles (7.182407 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    2.773143 sq. miles (7.182407 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            58532
   Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
   Location:             32.931512 N, 95.870957 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):     75472
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
   Headwords:
    Point, TX
    Point


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