Definition for POINT

POINT, v.t.

  1. To sharpen; to cut, forge, grind or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart or a pin; also, to taper, as a rope.
  2. To direct toward an object or place, to show its position, or excite attention to it; as, to point the finger at an object; to point the finger of scorn at one. – Shak.
  3. To direct the eye or notice. Whosoever should be guided through his battles by Minerva, and pointed to every scene of them, would see nothing but subjects of surprise. – Pope.
  4. To aim; to direct toward an object; as, to point a musket at a wolf; to point a cannon at a gate.
  5. To mark with characters for the purpose of distinguishing the members of a sentence, and designating the pauses; as, to point a written composition.
  6. To mark with vowel-points.
  7. To appoint. [Not in use.] – Spenser.
  8. To fill the joints of with mortar, and smooth them with the point of a trowel; as, to point a wall. To point out, to show by the finger or by other means. To point a sail, to affix points through the eyelet-holes of the reefs.

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