point-device

[ point-di-vahys ]

adverb
  1. completely; perfectly; exactly.

adjective
  1. perfect; precise; scrupulously nice or neat.

Origin of point-device

1
1325–75; Middle English at point devis arranged to a point, i.e., to a nicety, to perfection; see device

Words Nearby point-device

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How to use point-device in a sentence

  • As tapestry Pricked out by women's needles; point-device As saints in fitted haloes.

  • A pretty, pithy, and most pleasant project!Who would not strain a point of neighbourhoodFor such a point device?

  • He appeared after a while, extremely correct and point device, grave but polite.

    The Marriage of Elinor | Margaret Oliphant
  • Officers, some only recognizable by the Sam Browne belt, others spruce and point-device, passed by.

    The Rough Road | William John Locke
  • He is a little too point device, too obviously got up for the occasion!

    Modern Broods | Charlotte Mary Yonge

British Dictionary definitions for point-device

point-device

/ obsolete /


adjective
  1. very correct or perfect; precise

adverb
  1. to perfection; perfectly; precisely

Origin of point-device

1
C14: perhaps from old French à point devis to the point arranged

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