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  1. point

    • IPA[pɔɪnt]

    英式

    • n.
      the tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object;a pointed flake or blade, especially one that has been worked.
    • v.
      direct someone's attention towards something by extending one's finger or something held in one's hand;indicate a particular time, direction, or reading
    • verb: point, 3rd person present: points, gerund or present participle: pointing, past tense: pointed, past participle: pointed

    • noun: point, plural noun: points

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. the tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object the point of his dagger a pencil point 同義詞 tip, sharp end, tapered end, end, extremity, ... 更多
    • a pointed flake or blade, especially one that has been worked.
    • another term for pointe
    • the tip of a person's chin as a spot for a blow Andrews caught him on the point
    • the prong of a deer's antler a fine buck of eight points
    • 2. a dot or other punctuation mark, in particular a full stop.
    • a decimal point fifty-five point nine
    • a dot or small stroke used in Semitic languages to indicate vowels or distinguish particular consonants.
    • a very small dot or mark the sky was studded with points of light 同義詞 pinpoint, dot, spot, speck, fleck, ... 更多
    • 3. a particular spot, place, or position in an area or on a map, object, or surface turn left at the point where you see a sign to Appleford the furthermost point of the gallery 同義詞 place, position, location, site, spot, ... 更多
    • a particular moment in time or stage in a process from this point onwards the teacher was completely won over 同義詞 time, stage, juncture, period, phase, ... 更多
    • the critical or decisive moment when it came to the point he would probably do what was expected of him 同義詞 decisive moment, critical moment, moment of truth, point of no return, crunch, ... 更多
    • the verge or brink of (doing or being something) she was on the point of leaving
    • a stage or level at which a change of state occurs local kennels are full to bursting point 同義詞 level, degree, stage, pitch, extent, ... 更多
    • British a socket in a wall for connecting a device to an electrical supply or communications network a power point
    • (in geometry) something having position but not spatial extent, magnitude, dimension, or direction, for example the intersection of two lines.
    • 4. a single item or detail in an extended discussion, list, or text the main points of the Edinburgh agreement 同義詞 detail, item, particular, fact, thing, ... 更多
    • an argument or idea he made the point that economic regulation involves controls on pricing 同義詞 most important fact, main point, central point, essential point, essence, ... 更多
    • the significant or essential element of something being planned or discussed it took her a long time to come to the point some speakers rambled and never seemed to get to the point
    • advantage or purpose that can be gained from doing something there was no point in denying the truth what's the point of having things I don't need? 同義詞 purpose, aim, object, objective, goal, ... 更多
    • relevance or effectiveness.
    • a distinctive feature or characteristic, typically a good one, of a person or thing he has his good points 同義詞 attribute, characteristic, feature, trait, quality, ... 更多
    • 5. (in sports and games) a mark or unit of scoring awarded for success or performance he kicked a penalty goal to put Bangor eight points ahead
    • a unit used in measuring value, achievement, or extent the shares index was down seven points
    • an advantage or success in an argument or discussion she smiled, assuming she had won her point
    • a unit of credit towards an award or benefit points were allocated according to the inadequacy of the existing accommodation
    • a percentage of the profits from a film or recording offered to certain people involved in its production.
    • (in piquet) the longest suit in a player's hand, containing a specified number of up to eight cards.
    • a unit of weight (2 mg) for diamonds.
    • a unit of varying value, used in quoting the price of stocks, bonds, or futures.
    • a value assigned to certain cards (4 points for an ace, 3 for a king, 2 for a queen, and 1 for a jack, sometimes with extra points for long or short suits) by a player in assessing the strength of their hand in Acol it is permissible to open with only twelve points
    • 6. each of thirty-two directions marked at equal distances round a compass.
    • a direction towards the horizon corresponding to the direction marked on a compass.
    • the angular interval between two successive points of a compass, i.e. one eighth of a right angle (11° 15ʹ).
    • unspecified places considered in terms of their direction from a specified place they headed down Highway 401 to Ontario and points west
    • 7. a narrow piece of land jutting out into the sea the boat came round the point Blakeney Point
    • 8. British a junction of two railway lines, with a pair of linked tapering rails that can be moved laterally to allow a train to pass from one line to the other the train gave a lurch as it passed over the points
    • 9. a unit of measurement for type sizes and spacing (in the UK and US 0.351 mm, in Europe 0.376 mm).
    • 10. a fielding position on the off side near the batsman.
    • a fielder at the point position.
    • either of two areas to the left and right of the net, just inside the blue line where it meets the boards.
    • a position at the front of the court, usually manned by the guard who sets up the team's defence.
    • 11. (in a motor vehicle) each of a set of electrical contacts in the distributor.
    • 12. a small leading party of an advanced guard of troops.
    • North American the position at the head of a column or wedge of troops he walked point and I took the tail
    • North American short for point man
    • 13. the extremities of an animal, typically a horse or cat, such as the face, paws, and tail of a Siamese cat a pure white dog with black points
    • 14. a spot to which a straight run is made.
    • a straight run our fox made his point to Moorhill
    • 15. historical a tagged piece of ribbon or cord used for lacing a garment or attaching a hose to a doublet.
    • 16. a short piece of cord at the lower edge of a sail for tying up a reef.
    • 17. the action or position of a dog in pointing a bird dog on point
    • 18. an important phrase or subject, especially in a contrapuntal composition.

    動詞

    • 1. direct someone's attention towards something by extending one's finger or something held in one's hand the lads were nudging each other and pointing at me
    • indicate a particular time, direction, or reading a sign pointing left
    • direct or aim (something) at someone or something he pointed the torch beam at the floor 同義詞 aim, direct, level, train, draw/get a bead on
    • face or be turned in a particular direction two of its toes point forward and two point back
    • (of a dog) indicate the presence of (game) by standing rigid while looking towards it.
    • 2. give force or emphasis to (words or actions) he wouldn't miss the opportunity to point a moral
    • 3. extend (the toes or feet) in line with the leg by tensing the foot and ankle in such a way as to form a point reach up with your arms and point your toes
    • 4. fill the joints of (brickwork or masonry) with smoothly finished mortar the bricks have been poorly pointed
    • 5. give a sharp, tapered point to he twisted and pointed his moustache
    • 6. insert points in (written text of Semitic languages).
    • mark (Psalms) with signs for chanting.