[pɔɪnt] noun I
1) [C] one idea or opinion among a number of others
I disagree with you on a couple of points.[/ex]
2) [singular] the thing that you are trying to say
My point is that we're spending too much time on details.[/ex]
I take your point (= understand it), but I still think we should go ahead with the changes.[/ex]
She missed the point (= did not understand it) and thought I was blaming her.[/ex]
3) [singular] the reason for something
I see no point in discussing this any further.[/ex]
What is the point of your visit?[/ex]
I'm sorry – I just don't see the point of doing this (= understand the reason).[/ex]
4) [C] a particular moment in time
At that point I left the room.[/ex]
At this point in time we can't afford to hire any more people.[/ex]
5) [C] a particular stage in a process
the freezing/boiling point of water[/ex]
We're just trying to reach a point where both sides will sit down together and talk.[/ex]
6) [C] an aspect or feature
Patience is not one of his strong points.[/ex]
7) [C] a particular place
We'll meet at a point halfway between here and your hotel.[/ex]
8) [C] a unit for counting the score in a game or sport
Our team is two points behind.[/ex]
9) [C] a unit of measurement
Interest rates fell by 2 percentage points.[/ex]
10) [C] the sharp end of something
The potatoes should be soft when pierced with the point of a knife.[/ex]
11) [C] the word for a decimal point, used when saying a number. For example, 6.3 is said as ‘six point three'.
beside the point — not relevant to what is happening or being said[/ex]
beside the point — not relevant to the subject that you are discussing[/ex]
come/get to the point — to stop talking about unimportant details and say what is most important[/ex]
have (got) a point — to have made an important statement[/ex]
make a point of doing sth — to be certain that you do something, usually in an obvious way[/ex]
He now made a point of avoiding her.[/ex]
on the point of doing sth — about to do something[/ex]
We were on the point of leaving when the phone rang.[/ex]
the point of no return — the moment at which it becomes impossible to change or stop something[/ex]
point of view — a way of judging a situation, based on a particular aspect[/ex]
to the point — relevant and worth paying attention to[/ex]
up to a point — to some degree but not completely[/ex]
Words often used with point Adjectives often used with point (noun, sense 1) ■ crucial, fundamental, important, key, main + POINT: used about points that are important for what you are trying to say II
point */*/*/[pɔɪnt]
1) [I/T] to show something by holding out your finger or a long thin object
Don't point. They'll know we're looking at them.[/ex]
He pointed his stick in the direction of the path.[/ex]
‘What's through there?' he asked, pointing at the door.[/ex]
2) [I] to show a particular direction or place, usually using a sign or symbol
The arrow pointed left towards the exit door.[/ex]
3) [I/T] to aim an object at someone or something, or to be aimed at someone or something
All you have to do is point the camera and shoot.[/ex]
He pointed his rifle at the deer.[/ex]
4) [I/T] to show someone the direction in which they should go
Could you point me in the direction of the exit?[/ex]
point the/a finger (at sb) — to accuse someone of something[/ex]
- point sth out
- point sb/sth out
- point to sth

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