[ point-di-vahys ]
/ ˌpɔɪnt dɪˈvaɪs /


completely; perfectly; exactly.


perfect; precise; scrupulously nice or neat.

Origin of point-device

1325–75; Middle English at point devis arranged to a point, i.e., to a nicety, to perfection; see device
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Examples from the Web for point-device

  • Hark you, there are the trumpets sounding for dinner, and you not point-device for the banquet-hall!

    Wager of Battle|Henry William Herbert
  • Officers, some only recognizable by the Sam Browne belt, others spruce and point-device, passed by.

    The Rough Road|William John Locke
  • As tapestry Pricked out by women's needles; point-device As saints in fitted haloes.

British Dictionary definitions for point-device

/ obsolete /


very correct or perfect; precise


to perfection; perfectly; precisely

Word Origin for point-device

C14: perhaps from old French à point devis to the point arranged
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