The tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object
The critical or decisive moment
the point of a needle
the ship rounded the point
The first point or division on each inner table of a backgammon board.
A point aimed at (literal or figurative); a target.
The atmospheric temperature (varying according to pressure and humidity) below which water droplets begin to condense and dew can form
A steel needle for engraving on a bare copper plate without acid
A point in front of a picture where an observer's eye is assumed or expected to be placed; (also) the point where a perpendicular from an observer's eye meets the plane of a picture. Also in extended use. Now historical.
The temperature at which ice is in equilibrium with water at standard atmospheric pressure (i.e. the freezing or melting point under these conditions).
The worst state of, or lowest level reached by, something; the nadir; (also) the least interesting, enjoyable, commendable, etc., part or moment of something; frequently, especially in early use, with of.
An alluvial deposit that forms by accretion on the inner side of an expanding loop of a river
The soldier at the head of a patrol
Simple point lace (chiefly attributive).
(In acupuncture) a set of points stimulated simultaneously to treat a particular ailment or bring about a desired effect
(In tennis and other sports) a point that, if won by a contestant, will also win the set
See Big Sur.
The date on which value added tax becomes chargeable on a transaction
A situation of risk or danger which triggers an alarm.
The middle point of the base of a shield.
One hundredth of one percent, used chiefly in expressing differences of interest rates
A place or time at which an interruption or change is made
The lace and tag used to secure a busk to a corset.
A point of congestion or blockage
A fielding position a little in front of the batsman on the off side and halfway to the boundary
(Of a screwdriver) having a cross-shaped point for turning cross-head screws
A resort town in northeastern New York, on Lake Champlain, scene of much military action during the 18th century
A city in southwestern California, on the Pacific coast; population 35,700 (est. 2008)
A city in northwestern Georgia, south of Atlanta; population 43,418 (est. 2008)
A point awarded for a successful placekick following a touchdown.point after touchdown
A point at the center of a shield
A well-defined reproducible temperature that can be used as a reference point, e.g., one defined by a change of phase
The point at which rays or waves meet after reflection or refraction, or the point from which diverging rays or waves appear to proceed
(In tennis and other sports) a point that, if won by one contestant, will also win the game
A numerical value assigned to a letter grade received in a course at a college or university, multiplied by the number of credits awarded for the course
A type of needlepoint embroidery consisting of stitches crossing two or more threads of the canvas in each direction
A strengthened region on an aircraft where an external load, such as attached weapons or fuel tanks, is to be allowed for.
The most enjoyable or significant part of an experience or period of time
An industrial city in north central North Carolina, noted for furniture manufacturing; population 101,835 (est. 2008)
The point halfway between the top of a shield and the fess point
The single point at infinity at which two parallel lines are regarded as intersecting.
A kind of point lace from Ireland, originally worked in imitation of Brussels lace, typically with floral designs, especially that made in the convent of Youghal in Cork in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; also known as Curragh lace, Curragh point.
An abrupt change of gradient in the profile of a stream or river, typically due to a change in the rate of erosion
A point for which every neighborhood contains at least one point belonging to a given set
= point mass.
(In tennis and other sports) a point that if won by one contestant will also win the match
A point counting against a person or thing; a negative consideration.
A point in the motor cortex which, when stimulated electrically, produces the contraction of a specific voluntary muscle or group of muscles (now rare).
The closest point to the eyes on which they can focus unaided.