Definitions for "point"
A dot placed at the right hand of a note, to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half, as to make a whole note equal to three half notes, a half note equal to three quarter notes.
A standard unit of measure for the size of type bodies, being one twelfth of the thickness of pica type. See Point system of type, under Type.
One of the raised dots used in certain systems of printing and writing for the blind. The first practical system was that devised by Louis Braille in 1829, and still used in Europe (see Braille). Two modifications of this are current in the United States: New York point founded on three bases of equidistant points arranged in two lines (viz., : :: :::), and a later improvement, American Braille, embodying the Braille base (:::) and the New-York-point principle of using the characters of few points for the commonest letters.
One of the spaces on a backgammon board.
Each of the 24 narrow triangles on a backgammon board is called a "point". As well, a point is the unit of scoring in match play.
One of the triangular shaped places on the board, where the backgammon pieces (or men) are placed.
Whatever serves to mark progress, rank, or relative position, or to indicate a transition from one state or position to another, degree; step; stage; hence, position or condition attained; as, a point of elevation, or of depression; the stock fell off five points; he won by tenpoints.
A fixed conventional place for reference, or zero of reckoning, in the heavens, usually the intersection of two or more great circles of the sphere, and named specifically in each case according to the position intended; as, the equinoctial points; the solstitial points; the nodal points; vertical points, etc. See Equinoctial Nodal.
In various games, a position of a certain player, or, by extension, the player himself;
An indefinitely small space; a mere spot indicated or supposed. Specifically: (Geom.) That which has neither parts nor magnitude; that which has position, but has neither length, breadth, nor thickness, -- sometimes conceived of as the limit of a line; that by the motion of which a line is conceived to be produced.
Location on a surface, in space or in a coordinate system. A point has no dimensions, for example it has no area, and is defined only by its position.
a single x,y coordinate representing a geographic (spatial) feature. Often a point is a feature too small to be represented by a line or a polygon on a small scale map.
A unit for measuring fees related to a loan; a point equals 1% of a mortgage loan. Some lenders charge "origination points" to cover the expense of making a loan. Some borrowers pay "discount points" to reduce the loan's interest rate. Shop and compare mortgage offers online.
One-percent, that is, percentage point; used in connection with a discount from or a share of a principal amount deducted at the time funds are advanced. Points may represent payment for services rendered in connection with a loan or they may represent additional interest to the lender payable in advance.
The measurement of a one-time fee (discount) to decrease the interest rate on a mortgage.
Keywords:  shooter, craps, dice, roll, come
In CRAPS, numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10, when rolled following the COME OUT roll.
If 4-5-6-8-9 or 10 is rolled in the first roll - called the come out role - this number now becomes the point and the shooter must roll this point again before he rolls a 7.
A number rolled on the come out roll in craps which the shooter must repeat before rolling a seven to complete a successful pass of the dice.
Keywords:  fox, covert, whipper, hounds, scent
The distance run by hounds on the scent of a fox before checking
(1) The straight-line distance covered in a run. (2) The location to which a whipper-in is sent to watch for a fox to go away from the covert.
1. The straight line distance made good in a run. 2. The location to which a Whipper-In is sent to watch for a fox who may leave the covert.
Keywords:  cursor, mouse, emacs, arrow, buffer
A point is a location in a buffer where editor commands take effect. The c urrent point is generally the location between the character indicated by the cursor and the previous character (i.e. it actually lies between two characters). Many types of commands (i.e. moving, inserting, deleting) operate with respect to the current point, and indeed move that point.
To move the mouse pointer to position it over an item on the desktop.
The position within the current buffer that is immediately in front of the character over which the Emacs block cursor is positioned.
Anything which tapers to a sharp, well-defined termination. Specifically: A small promontory or cape; a tract of land extending into the water beyond the common shore line.
To give particular prominence to; to designate in a special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the error was pointed out.
(1) The extreme end of a CAPE, or the outer end of any land area protruding into the water, usually less prominent than a CAPE. (2) (SMP) A low profile SHORELINE PROMONTORY of more or less triangular shape, the top of which extends SEAWARD.
Keywords:  tip, sword, blade, thrust, weapon
An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.
a sheer rock outcropping; a drop off; the tip of high land between two coves: Dotson Point, Kirby-Smith Point, Piney Point.
The finely tapered end-section of a fly cast, or the fly at the tip of the fly cast.
Keywords:  prick, sharpen, sharp, needle, etchers
That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin.
An instrument which pricks or pierces, as a sort of needle used by engravers, etchers, lace workers, and others; also, a pointed cutting tool, as a stone cutter's point; -- called also pointer.
The mark made by the end of a sharp, piercing instrument, as a needle; a prick.
An indivisible portion of time; a moment; an instant; hence, the verge.
A mark of punctuation; a character used to mark the divisions of a composition, or the pauses to be observed in reading, or to point off groups of figures, etc.; a stop, as a comma, a semicolon, and esp. a period; hence, figuratively, an end, or conclusion.
That which arrests attention, or indicates qualities or character; a salient feature; a characteristic; a peculiarity; hence, a particular; an item; a detail; as, the good or bad points of a man, a horse, a book, a story, etc.
Keywords:  hawk, risen, abc, rises, quarry
The perpendicular rising of a hawk over the place where its prey has gone into cover.
In the case of shares of stock, a point means $1. If ABC shares rise 3 points, each share has risen $3. In the case of bonds a point means $10, since a bond is quoted as a percentage of $1,000. A bond that rises 3 points gains 3% in $1,000, or $30 in value. An advance from 87 to 90 would mean an advance in dollar value from $870 to $900. In the case of market averages, the word point means merely that and no more. If, for example, the NYSE Composite Index rises from 90.25 to 91.25, it has risen a point. A point in this index, however, is not equivalent to $1. (See: )
A price movement of one full increment. For example, a stock rises one point when its price goes from 23 to 24.
A tea has point if it has some desirable quality, such as liveliness, briskness, or fine fragrance.
pointy: A most desirable brisk pungent characteristic.
(Tea - Liquors) Similar to briskness.  A lively freshness
One of the points of the compass (see Points of the compass, below); also, the difference between two points of the compass; as, to fall off a point.
A point of the compass. There are four cardinal points (North, South, East, West), and 28 others yielding 32 points of 11.25 degrees each. A survey line's direction could be described as a compass point, as in "NNE" (north northeast). To improve precision, the points would be further subdivided into halves or quarters as necessary, for example, "NE by North, one quarter point North". In some areas, "and by" meant one half point, as in "NE and by North".
11 1/4 degrees. There are 32 points of the compass from North round through south and back to north. Thus there are 8 points in 90 degrees. It is a simple method of giving a direction to look, for example, 6 points on the starboard bow means 67 1/2 degrees round from the bow on the starboard side.
Keywords:  stance, hunting, dog, stylized, game
The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game; as, the dog came to a point. See Pointer.
To indicate or discover by a fixed look, as game.
To indicate the presence of game by fixed and steady look, as certain hunting dogs do.
The minimum fluctuation in prices or options premiums. Also called ticks.
The minimum fluctuation of a spread bet trade. 0.1 is a point on the Gold market, or from 380.0 to 380.1. Also referred to as a tick or tic.
The minimum price fluctuation allowed for a particular type of futures contract.
Keywords:  pip, gbpusd, eur, usd, tenth
0.0001 of a unit; for instance, if the USD/EUR is 1.2420, then 1.2419 is one point lower. Also sometimes referred to as a pip.
The last decimal place of an exchange rate quotation. This is sometimes incorrectly called a "pip". A pip is one tenth of a point.
Foreign exchange term representing 100 Pips (see Pip (Tick) above). E.g. if the GBPUSD exchange rate is $1.5500, one point is 0.01.
Keywords:  reef, sail, closer, cordage, platted
A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails. See Reef point, under Reef.
1. One thirty-second of a circle; 2. To sail closer to the wind
to turn closer towards the wind (point up)
A point is an element of a topological space. More generally, a point is an element of any set with an underlying topological structure; e.g. an element of a metric space or a topological group is also a "point".
A point is a qualitative value which corresponds to a quantitative value. There are never two succeeding points in a quantity space. If there is a preceeding or succeeding value, it must be an interval.
This term is often used to refer to elements of the topological space.
Keywords:  chisel, blunt, divergent, staple, nail
The end of the nail or staple leg that penetrates the wood. Most common points are diamond, blunt diamond, chisel, blunt chisel, and divergent
chisel drawn nearly to a point.
Keywords:  nautico, vento, orzare, linguaggio, nel
verb, "nel linguaggio nautico orzare, stringere il vento"
Keywords:  brisket
(re: brisket)
Keywords:  tyne, antler, snag
A tyne or snag of an antler.
Attractive brightness and acidity of liquor.
A bright, acidic and penetrative characteristic.
A bright, acidic and penetrating characteristic.
Keywords:  shove, chevron, tincture, apex, fallen
In most contexts, this is a location near the bottom of the shield, about in the center of the base. The phrase "a point pointed", however, means a triangular charge emerging from the bottom of the shield, and coming to it's apex at that spot. If you take a chevron, and shove it down until it's almost fallen of the shield, and no tincture shows underneath it, that's a point pointed.
The spot in the center of the top of the circle.
Keywords:  venise, brussels, wrought, lace, tie
A a string or lace used to tie together certain parts of the dress.
Lace wrought the needle; as, point de Venise; Brussels point. See Point lace, below.
Keywords:  abject, fort, wolf, cannon, gun
To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort.
The metal portion of a fountain pen that fits against the feed and conducts ink down a split to the nib. The most desirable points are of solid gold (either 14k or 18k), although points have been made from other precious metals such as titanium and platinum. Steel points are functionally identical but esthetically less acceptable to some, and typically of less value to the collector.
The intersection of creases or folds or a location (i.e. center). The corners of the paper and the free ends of flaps may be referred to as points.
The space where two lines meet on the board. Stones are played on these points, including the ones at the edges and corners of the board. Points are also called intersections.
Keywords:  pyle, see
The point of a fastener is the configuration of the end of the shank of a headed fastener or of each end of a headless fastener. Points of fasteners fall into the general categories described and illustrated below
The cutting end of a drill, made up of the ends of the lands and the web, in form it resembles a cone, but departs from a true cone to furnish clearance behind the cutting lips.
Keywords:  siamese, rabbits, breeds, pale, darker
Point coloration refers to animal coat coloration with a pale body and relatively darker extremities, i.e. the face, ears, feet, tail, and (in males) scrotum. It is most recognized as the coloration of Siamese and other breeds of cat, but can be found in rabbits as well.
Keywords:  tierce, saber, foil, executed, movement
A movement executed with the saber or foil; as, tierce point.
A small matter; a trifle; a least consideration; a punctilio.
A value is assigned to a course or other work to indicate its weighting within The University of Auckland's certificates, diplomas and degrees. For example, the Bachelor of Arts degree will requires 360 points under the new points system coming into effect in 2006.
Keywords:  capricorn, emanation, source
Source of emanation in Capricorn.
A fielder who is stationed on the off side, about twelve or fifteen yards from, and a little in advance of, the batsman.
Keywords:  vowel, arabic, vocalize, hebrew, mark
A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time
To mark (a text, as in Arabic or Hebrew) with vowel points; -- also called vocalize.
When you beat another opponent's hand you are awarded a point. these points usually have a dollar value.
Usually done in syncopations. Always done ON the beat
The security element that forms the leading element of an advance guard or the rear element of an advance guard or the rear element of the rear guard.
Directive for an element to turn towards each other either as a defensive response or to reestablish a mutually supportive formation.
the forward man or element on a combat patrol
Places on the meridians where Chi can spiral in or out of the system. According to Chinese medicine there are over 360 specific points on the human body.
Keywords:  pocket, frozen, hook, aim, directly
To send the ball directly toward the pocket with little or no curve or hook.
To aim the ball directly at the pocket; usually as part of a "frozen rope".
Keywords:  rafts, sweep, boat, first, line
The first boat in a line of rafts. See Sweep.
Keywords:  cutout, naked, judge, visible, little
The point represents a change of direction in the cutout, therefore an edge, which is visible to the naked eye or not. With a little practice, this indication makes it possible to judge the quality of a file and therefore the final quality of the cutout.
Methamphetamine is commonly sold in 'points' - approximately 0.1 grams, which typically amounts to one or two hits.
a single nucleotide on a chromosome. [Source: Agricultural Genome Information System, USDA
Keywords:  caught, offence, foul, awarded, player
When the disc is caught in the end zone by a player on the offence.
When a player commits a foul or hits the ball out of play a point ends and the opposition is awarded the point.
n, in competitive formation skydiving, the completion of a pre-planned formation. A team tries to complete as many points in a dive as it can.
Rigging or hanging point to which a lifting machine or other object may be attached. Submitted by Piers from London, UK.
Keywords:  peg, hammered, sighting, nail, feature
A feature of interest. Where no permanent feature exists, usual practice for short term use is to securely hammer a soft wood peg 50mm square into the ground. A small nail is then hammered into the peg, and forms the feature to which all sighting and measurement takes place.
A feature of your head.
Keywords:  ripe, cheese, moment, ready, perfect
ripe or ready to eat, the perfect moment for eating a cheese or fruit. Also, cooked medium rare.
Keywords:  quill, vaccine, matter, bone, piece
A pointed piece of quill or bone covered at one end with vaccine matter; -- called also vaccine point.
Keywords:  escutcheon, different, parts, see, one
One of the several different parts of the escutcheon. See Escutcheon.
A tapered moveable rail by which a train is directed from one line to another.
A detection device or group of devices connected to the security system. Points can be designated as either interior or perimeter and display on the command center. Examples of a point would be a door contact, a motion detector, etc.
A predefined named selection identifying the atoms in the named selection plus the centre of mass of the selected atoms. A molecular system can only have one POINT selection at a time.
a difference between different editions of the same book.
the slight variations between different copies of a book that enable distinctions to be made between different issues or states are often called points.
To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it to a smooth surface.
instructions to insert a full stop (.) in the sentence (Blasted).
Keywords:  emphasis, scene, instance, last, word
Giving special emphasis to a word or business. For instance, the last line of a scene, act or play is usually pointed.
Keywords:  argument, making
as in making a point in an argument
An interface between ISDN equipment categories.
Keywords:  appoint
To appoint.
Keywords:  tuft, pile, one
One tuft of pile.
A coffee with good positive characteristics of flavor, body and acidity.
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1. For modeling and animation, see control point. 2. In dynamics, a render type that displays particles as points. This is the default render type.
Keywords:  driver, offense, center, top
The top center driver on offense.
Price changes are normally quoted in percentage points and are often denoted...
As related to mapping, an observation less than 1 meter square.
Keywords:  socket, electric
electric socket
Keywords:  goes, successful, ball, play, first
the period of play between the first successful service of a ball to the point at which that ball goes out of play
To direct the point of something, as of a finger, for the purpose of designating an object, and attracting attention to it; -- with at.
Keywords:  switch
A switch.
Keywords:  count, net, hand, card, end
Count: The net value of the card count at the end of a hand.
Keywords:  stock, listings, share, common, pricing
In common stock pricing, a point is $1. A stock at 50 is $50 a share.
In stock listings, $1.
Keywords:  tool, cut, surface
To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.
Keywords:  third, view, second, first, person
of View - first person, second person(you), or third person.
Keywords:  below, see
See "The Point" below
Keywords:  card, value
The value of a card.