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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Point \Point\ (point), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Pointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pointing}.] [Cf. F. pointer. See {Point}, noun]

1. To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also figuratively; as, to point a moral.

2. To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort.

3. Hence, to direct the attention or notice of.

Whosoever should be guided through his battles by Minerva, and pointed to every scene of them. --Pope.

4. To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to point a composition.

5. To mark (a text, as in Arabic or Hebrew) with {vowel points}; -- also called {vocalize}.

Syn: vocalize. [1913 Webster + RP]

6. To give particular prominence to; to designate in a special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the error was pointed out. --Pope.

He points it, however, by no deviation from his straightforward manner of speech. --Dickens.

7. To indicate or discover by a fixed look, as game.

8. (Masonry) To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it to a smooth surface.

9. (Stone Cutting) To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.

{To point a rope} (Naut.), to taper and neatly finish off the end by interweaving the nettles.

{To point a sail} (Naut.), to affix points through the eyelet holes of the reefs.

{To point off}, to divide into periods or groups, or to separate, by pointing, as figures.

{To point the yards} (of a vessel) (Naut.), to brace them so that the wind shall strike the sails obliquely. --Totten.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pointed \Point"ed\, adjective

1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock.

2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing.

His moral pleases, not his pointed wit. --Pope.

{Pointed arch} (Arch.), an arch with a pointed crown.

{Pointed style} (Arch.), a name given to that style of architecture in which the pointed arch is the predominant feature; -- more commonly called {Gothic}. -- {Point"ed*ly}, adverb -- {Point"ed*ness}, n.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: having a point [ant: {pointless}, {unpointed}]

2: direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant; "a pointed critique"; "a pointed allusion to what was going on"; "another pointed look in their direction"

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