Synonyms of point in English:



  • 1 the point of a needle
    tip, (sharp) end, extremity; prong, spike, tine, nib, barb
  • 2 points of light
    pinpoint, dot, spot, speck, fleck
  • 3 a meeting point
  • 4 this point in her life
  • 5 the tension had reached such a high point
    level, degree, stage, pitch, extent
  • 6 an important point
    detail, item, fact, thing, argument, consideration, factor, element; subject, issue, topic, question, matter
  • 7 get to the point
    heart of the matter, most important part, essence, nub, keynote, core, pith, crux; meaning, significance, gist, substance, thrust, bottom line, burden, relevance
    informal brass tacks, nitty-gritty
  • 8 what's the point of this?
    purpose, aim, object, objective, goal, intention; use, sense, value, advantage
  • 9 he had his good points
  • verb

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  • 1 she pointed the gun at him
    aim, direct, level, train
  • 2 the evidence pointed to his guilt
    indicate, suggest, evidence, signal, signify, denote, bespeak, reveal, manifest
  • Phrases

    beside the point

    those accusations are beside the pointirrelevantimmaterialunimportantneither here nor thereinconsequentialincidentalout of placeunconnectedperipheraltangentialextraneousoff-topic

    in point of fact

    in point of fact, all three of these gentlemen have immaculate service recordsin factas a matter of factactuallyin actual factreallyin realityas it happensin truth

    make a point of

    she made a point of letting us know she was recently divorcedmake an effort togo out of one's way toput emphasis on

    on the point of

    we were on the point of quitting, but something kept us going(just) about to (be)on the verge ofon the brink ofgoing to (be)all set to (be)

    point of view

    we have different points of viewopinionviewbeliefattitudefeelingsentimentthoughtspositionperspectiveviewpointstandpointoutlook

    point out

    the flaws in the plan have already been pointed outidentifyshowdesignatedraw attention toindicatespecifydetailmention

    point up

    it's as if he deliberately points up every negative aspect of our workemphasizehighlightdraw attention toaccentuateunderlinespotlightforegroundput emphasis onstressplay upaccentbring to the fore

    to the point

    his observations were concise and to the pointrelevantpertinentappositegermaneapplicableaproposappropriateaptfittingsuitablematerial formalad rem

    up to a point

    I agree with you, but only up to a pointpartlyto some extentto a certain degreein partsomewhatpartially

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