point

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point

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
point

Plural
points

Points on a line
This number is said as "ninety-nine point nine repeating"
  1. A point is a position with no size, or a small dot.
    These two lines meet at this point.
  2. A point is the sharp end of a knife or other sharp thing.
    He used the point of the knife to make a hole in the can.
  3. The point of something is the reason or purpose for it.
    The whole point of coming here was to plant this tree, so let's not go home without doing it.
  4. (informal) A point is a dot between two numbers. To the dot's right, you find a decimal.
    The price has gone up by two point five percent.

Verb[change]

Plain form
point

Third-person singular
points

Past tense
pointed

Past participle
pointed

Present participle
pointing

Uncle Sam pointing his finger at you
  1. To point at something is to hold one finger (or a stick, arrow or other long, thin thing) in the direction of the thing so that people will look at the thing.
    He pointed her toward the gate.