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Entry Word: point
Function: noun
Text: 1 a particular and often important moment in time <it was at that point that I had to stop and check on the experiment>
Synonyms juncture
Related Words flash, instant, jiffy, minute, moment, second, shake, split second, trice, twinkle, wink; bit, spell, stretch, while; brink, threshold, verge
2 the last and usually sharp or tapering part of something long and narrow <be careful with the point on that umbrella, or you could hurt someone>
Synonyms apex, cusp, end, pike, tip
Related Words prong, tine; barb, jag, prickle, snag, spike, sticker
3 a separate part in a list, account, or series <went down the list point by point> -- see ITEM 1
4 a single piece of information <two points that are important to remember> -- see FACT 3
5 a small area that is different (as in color) from the main part <the little points of gold in the blue ceiling are supposed to represent stars> -- see SPOT 1
6 an area of high ground jutting out into a body of water beyond the line of the coast <the racing yacht rounded the point far ahead of its closest rival> -- see HEADLAND 1
7 an area of land that juts out into a body of water <Point Reyes, California> -- see 2CAPE
8 an individual part of a process, series, or ranking <the melting point of ice> -- see DEGREE 1
9 something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind <impeccable politeness has always been her strong point> -- see CHARACTERISTIC
10 the area or space occupied by or intended for something <runners began lining up by the starting point> -- see PLACE 1
11 the quality of an utterance that provokes interest and produces an effect <her jokes are often long, rambling stories that have no point whatsoever> -- see 1PUNCH 1