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point British & World English

The tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object

point1 English Thesaurus

the point of a knitting needle

point2 English Thesaurus

the ship rounded the point

point New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

full stop or decimal point; dot or small stroke in Semitic languages

the point in point British & World English

The critical or decisive moment

poinsettia New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

shrub with showy scarlet bracts

dew point British & World English

The atmospheric temperature (varying according to pressure and humidity) below which water droplets begin to condense and dew can form

dry point British & World English

A steel needle for engraving on a bare copper plate without acid

end point British & World English

The final stage of a period or process

on point British & World English

Apposite; relevant

point bar British & World English

An alluvial deposit that forms by accretion inside an expanding loop of a river

point man British & World English

The soldier at the head of a patrol; the leader of an armed force

point set British & World English

(In acupuncture) a set of points stimulated simultaneously to treat a particular ailment or bring about a desired effect

set point British & World English

(In tennis and other sports) a point which if won by one of the players or sides will also win them a set

tax point British & World English

The date on which value added tax becomes chargeable on a transaction

dry point New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

work produced by engraving on a copper plate with a needle

basis point British & World English

One hundredth of one percentage point (used chiefly in expressing differences of interest rates)

break point British & World English

A place or time at which an interruption or change is made

choke point British & World English

A point of congestion or blockage

cover point British & World English

A fielding position a little in front of the batsman on the off side and halfway to the boundary

cross-point British & World English

(Of a screwdriver) having a cross-shaped point for turning cross-head screws

Crown Point British & World English

A resort town in northeastern New York, on Lake Champlain, scene of much military action during the 18th century

Dana Point British & World English

A city in southwestern California, on the Pacific coast; population 35,700 (est. 2008)

East Point British & World English

A city in northwestern Georgia, south of Atlanta; population 43,418 (est. 2008)

extra point British & World English

A point awarded for a successful placekick following a touchdown.point after touchdown

fess point British & World English

A point at the centre of a shield

fixed point British & World English

A well-defined reproducible temperature which can be used as a reference point, e.g. one defined by a change of phase

focal point British & World English

The point at which rays or waves meet after reflection or refraction, or the point from which diverging rays or waves appear to proceed

full point British & World English

Another term for full stop (as a punctuation mark).

game point British & World English

(In tennis and other sports) a point which if won by one of the players or sides will also win them a game

grade point British & World English

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

gros point British & World English

A type of needlepoint embroidery consisting of stitches crossing two or more threads of the canvas in each direction

high point British & World English

The most enjoyable or significant part of an experience or period of time

High Point British & World English

An industrial city in north central North Carolina, noted for furniture manufacturing; population 101,835 (est. 2008)

knick point British & World English

An abrupt change of gradient in the profile of a stream or river, typically due to a change in the rate of erosion

limit point British & World English

A point for which every neighbourhood contains at least one point belonging to a given set

match point British & World English

(In tennis and other sports) a point which if won by one of the players or sides will also win them the match

petit point British & World English

A type of embroidery on a canvas ground, consisting of small, diagonal, adjacent stitches

pinch point British & World English

A place or point where congestion occurs or is likely to occur, especially on a road

point-blank British & World English

(Of a shot) fired from very close to its target

point break British & World English

(In surfing) a type of wave characteristic of a coast with a headland

point duty British & World English

The duties of a police officer or other official stationed at a junction to control traffic

point group British & World English

Any of the 32 sets of symmetry operations which can be used to characterize three-dimensional lattices and are the basis of the system of crystal classes


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