point

[ point ]
/ pɔɪnt /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Idioms

Origin of point

1175–1225; (noun) Middle English point(e); partly < Old French point dot, mark, place, moment < Latin pūnctum, noun use of neuter past participle of pungere to prick, stab (cf. pungent); partly < Old French pointe sharp end < Medieval Latin pūncta, noun use of Latin: feminine of past participle of pungere; (v.) Middle English pointen; partly derivative of the noun, partly < Middle French pointer, derivative of pointe (noun)
Related formsmul·ti·point, adjectiveun·der·point, nounun·der·point, verb (used without object)
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British Dictionary definitions for make a point of

point

/ (pɔɪnt) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for point

C13: from Old French: spot, from Latin punctum a point, from pungere to pierce; also influenced by Old French pointe pointed end, from Latin pungere
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Medicine definitions for make a point of

point

[ point ]

n.

A sharp or tapered end.
A slight projection.
A stage or condition reached.

v.

To become ready to open, as an abscess or boil.
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Science definitions for make a point of

point

[ point ]

A geometric object having no dimensions and no property other than its location. The intersection of two lines is a point.
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Culture definitions for make a point of

point


In geometry, a location having no dimension — no length, height, or width — and identified by at least one coordinate.

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Idioms and Phrases with make a point of (1 of 2)

make a point of


Treat something as important or essential, as in She made a point of thanking everyone in the department for their efforts. This expression uses point in the sense of “an objective or purpose.” [Late 1700s] Also see make one's point.

Idioms and Phrases with make a point of (2 of 2)

point


In addition to the idioms beginning with point

  • point in time
  • point of no return
  • point of view
  • point out
  • point the finger at
  • point up

also see:

  • at sword's point
  • at that point
  • at this point
  • belabor the point
  • beside the point
  • boiling point
  • brownie points
  • case in point
  • get to the point
  • hit the high spots (points)
  • in (point of) fact
  • in point
  • jumping-off place (point)
  • make a point of
  • make one's point
  • miss the point
  • moot point
  • on the point of
  • possession is nine points of the law
  • sore point
  • stretch a point
  • strong point
  • take someone's point
  • to the point
  • up to a point
  • win on points
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