English - Vietnamese Dictionary
point /pɔint/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- mũi nhọn (giùi...) mũi kim, đầu ngòi bút; nhánh gạc (hươu nai); cánh (sao)
- dụng cụ có mũi nhọn, kim khắc, kim trổ
- (địa lý,địa chất) mũi đất
- mỏm nhọn
- the point of the jaw; the point: (quyền Anh) mỏm cắm, chốt cắm (chỗ đánh dễ bị đo ván)
- đăng ten ren bằng kim ((cũng) point lace)
- (số nhiều) chân ngựa
- a bay with black points: ngựa hồng chân đen
- chấm, dấu chấm, điểm
- full point: dấu chấm
- decimal point: dấu thập phân
- (vật lý), (toán học) diểm
- point contact: điểm tiếp xúc, tiếp điểm
- point of intersection: giao điểm
- (thể dục,thể thao) điểm
- to score points: ghi điểm
- to give points to somebody: chấp điểm ai; (nghĩa bóng) giỏi hơn ai, cừ hơn ai
- to win on points: thắng điểm
- điểm, vấn đề, mặt
- at all points: về mọi điểm, về mọi mặt
- to differ on many points: không đồng ý nhau về nhiều điểm
- a point of honour: điểm danh dự, vấn đề danh dự
- a point of conscience: vấn đề lương tâm
- point of view: quan điểm
- to make a point of: coi thành vấn đề, coi là cần thiết
- to make a point: nêu rõ một điểm, nêu rõ vấn đề
- to the point: đúng vào vấn đề
- he carried his point: điều anh ta đưa ra đã được chấp nhận
- to come to the point: đi vào vấn đề, đi vào việc
- to be off the point: lạc đề
- in point of fact: thực tế là
- điểm, địa điểm, chỗ, hướng, phương
- point of departure: địa điểm khởi hành
- rallying point: địa điểm tập trung
- cardinal points: bốn phương trời
- the 32 points of the compass: 32 hướng trên la bàn
- at the point death: lúc hấp hối
- on the point of doing something: vào lúc bắt tay vào việc gì
- nét nổi bật, điểm trọng tâm, điểm cốt yếu, điểm lý thú (câu chuyện, câu nói đùa...)
- I don't see the point: tôi không thấy điểm lý thú ở chỗ nào
- sự sâu sắc, sự chua cay, sự cay độc, sự châm chọc
- his remarks lack point: những nhận xét của anh ta thiếu sâu sắc
- (ngành in) Poang (đơn vị đo cỡ chữ bằng 0, 0138 insơ)
- (hàng hải) quăng dây buộc mép buồm
- (săn bắn) sự đứng sững vểnh mõm làm hiệu chỉ thú săn (chó săn)
- to make a point; to come to a point: đứng sững vểnh mõm làm hiệu chỉ thú săn (chó săn)
- not to put too fine a point upon it
- chẳng cần phải nói khéo; nói thẳng, nói toạt móng heo
- ngoại động từ
- làm cho sâu sắc, làm cho chua cay, làm cho cay độc
- to point a remark: làm cho lời nhận xét sâu sắc (chua cay)
- ((thường) + at) chỉ, trỏ, nhắm, chĩa
- to point a gun at: chĩa súng vào
- chấm (câu...); đánh dấu chấm (bài thánh ca cho dễ hát)
- trét vữa (kẽ gạch, đá xây)
- đứng sững vểnh mõm chỉ (thú săn) (chó săn)
- nội động từ
- (+ at) chỉ, trỏ ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng)) nhằm
- to be pointed at: (nghĩa bóng) bị thiên hạ chỉ trỏ, bị thiên hạ để ý
- (+ to, towards) hướng về
- to point to the north: hướng về phía bắc
- (+ to) hướng sự chú ý vào, lưu ý vào; chỉ ra, chỉ cho thấy, vạch ra
- I want to point to these facts: tôi muốn các bạn lưu ý vào những sự việc này
- đứng sững vểnh mõm chỉ chú săn (chó săn)
- to point in
- vùi (phân) bàng đầu mũi thuổng
- to point off
- tách (số lẻ) bằng dấu phẩy
- to point over
- xới (đất) bằng đầu mũi thuổng
+a geometric element that has position but no extension
+the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
+a brief version of the essential meaning of something
+a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
+an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
+an instant of time
+the object of an activity
+a V shape
+a very small circular shape
+the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
+a promontory extending out into a large body of water
+a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
+a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
+an outstanding characteristic
+any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
+a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
+a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
+a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
+the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
+a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
+the gun muzzle's direction
+a wall socket
+a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
+indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
+direct into a position for use
+direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
+be a signal for or a symptom of
+sail close to the wind
+mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
+mark with diacritics
+mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
+be positionable in a specified manner
+intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
+give a point to
+repair the joints of bricks
Advanced English Dictionary
1 dot, mark, speck; (full) stop, period; decimal point:
The writing is smudged, but that looks like a point at the end of the line
2 tip, peak, apex, spike, spur, prong, sharp end:
Be careful of the point of that knife.
3 spot, place, stage, position; site, station, location, locale:
We have reached the point of no return on that subject. I stopped at a few points along the way to admire the view
4 time, moment, instant, juncture:
At that point, we were summoned by the dinner bell.
5 focus, essence, meat, pith, quiddity, substance, heart, nucleus, crux, nub, core, bottom, details, Colloq guts, nitty-gritty:
I wish he would stop all the palaver and get to the point.
6 purpose, intent, intention, aim, goal, object, objective, sense:
What was the point of bringing that piece of gossip into the discussion?
7 thrust, drift, theme, purport, burden, import, implication, significance, signification, sense, meaning; application, applicability, relevancy, appropriateness:
We found it difficult to see the point of the argument.
8 promontory, projection, headland, cape, peninsula:
It may take us a day to sail round the point.
9 brink, verge:
We were on the point of leaving when the guest of honour finally arrived.
10 detail, particular, item, element, nicety, aspect, facet, matter, issue, subject, question; specifics:
Some of the points in her speech need clarification.
11 pointer, hint, suggestion, piece of advice, tip:
The golf pro at the club gave me some good points on improving my swing
12 thought, idea, consideration; notion, view, plan, tactic; something:
That's a point to keep in mind if you buy another sailing-boat.
13 unit, tally, score:
She made her point and went on to win the match.
14 attribute, characteristic, feature, aspect, trait, quality, side, property:
I suppose he has his good points, too.
15 beside the point. irrelevant, inapt, inappropriate, malapropos, incidental, immaterial, unimportant, pointless, inconsequential:
The fact that she's my sister is beside the point.
16 in point of. in reference to, regarding, as regards, in the matter of, concerning, with respect to:
In point of date, the two events coincide perfectly.
17 make a point of or US also make (it) a point to. make an effort (to), put or place emphasis on, go out of one's way (to); emphasize, single out, stress:
He made a point of apologizing to the hostess for his behaviour. She made a special point of forgiving him
18 to the point. relevant, pertinent, appropriate, fitting, apropos, germane, apt, applicable, apposite:
The speech was short and to the point.
19 Often, point to. indicate, call or direct attention to:
Desirée pointed to the building and asked what it was.
20 direct, level, aim, train:
I awoke to find her pointing a gun at my head.
21 point out.
(a) designate, call or direct attention to, show, exhibit, indicate, identify:
The taxi driver pointed out all the sights as we drove along.
(b) say, bring up, mention, allude to, bring up, emphasize, stress, point up, single out; allude to, call attention to, remind:
I'd like to point out that you have rarely won at bridge. She pointed out the fallacy in his argument
22 point up. emphasize, stress, accentuate, underline, underscore, accent, spotlight:
Such errors point up the need to double-check everything.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
opinion / fact
1 [C] a thing that sb says or writes giving their opinion or stating a fact: She made several interesting points in the article. + I take your point (= understand and accept what you are saying). + He's just saying that to prove a point (= to show his idea is right). + OK, you've made your point!
See also - TALKING POINT
2 [C] (usually the point) the main or most important idea in sth that is said or done: The point is you shouldn't have to wait so long to see a doctor. + I wish he would get to the point (= say it quickly). + I'll come straight to the point:
we need more money. + Do you see my point (= understand)? + I think I missed the point (= did not understand). + You have a point (= your idea is right)-it would be better to wait till this evening. + 'There won't be anywhere to park.' 'Oh, that's a (good) point.' (= I had not thought of that) + It just isn't true. That's the whole point (= the only important fact). + 'He's been married before.' 'That's beside the point.' (= not important) + I know it won't cost very much but that's not the point (= not the important thing).
3 [U, sing.] the purpose or aim of sth: What's the point of all this violence? + There's no point in getting angry. + I don't see the point of doing it all again. + The point of the lesson is to compare the two countries.
4 [C] a particular detail or fact: Here are the main points of the news. + Can you explain that point again?
5 [C] a particular quality or feature that sb/sth has: Tact is not one of her strong points. + Read the manual to learn the program's finer points (= small details). + Living in Scotland has its good points but the weather is not one of them. + One of the hotel's plus points (= good features) is that it is very central.
See also - SELLING POINT
6 [C] a particular time or stage of development: The climber was at / on the point of death when they found him. + We were on the point of giving up. + Many people suffer from mental illness at some point in their lives. + We had reached the point when there was no money left. + At this point in time we just have to wait. + At this point I don't care what you decide to do.
See also - HIGH POINT, LOW POINT, SATURATION POINT, STARTING POINT, STICKING POINT, TURNING POINT
7 [C] a particular place or area: I'll wait for you at the meeting point in the arrivals hall. + the point at which the river divides + Draw a line from point A to point B. + No parking beyond this point.
See also - FOCAL POINT, JUMPING-OFF POINT, THREE-POINT TURN, VANISHING POINT, VANTAGE POINT
8 [C] one of the marks of direction around a COMPASS: the points of the compass (= N, S, E, W, etc.)
9 [C] (abbreviation pt) an individual unit that adds to a score in a game or sports competition: to win / lose a point + Australia finished 20 points ahead. + They won on points (= by scoring more points rather than by completely defeating their opponents).
See also - BROWNIE POINT, MATCH POINT
10 [C] a mark or unit on a scale of measurement: The party's share of the vote fell by ten percentage points.
See also - BOILING POINT, FREEZING POINT, MELTING POINT
11 [C] a small dot used in PUNCTUATION, especially the dot that separates a whole number from the part that comes after it: two point six (2.6) + a decimal point + We broadcast on ninety-five point nine (95.9) FM.
12 [C] the sharp thin end of sth: the point of a pencil / knife / pin
See also - BALLPOINT, GUNPOINT, KNIFEPOINT
13 (also Point) a narrow piece of land that stretches into the sea: The ship sailed around the point. + Pagoda Point
of light / colour
14 [C] a very small dot of light or colour: The stars were points of light in the sky.
15 [C] (BrE) a place in a wall, etc. where a piece of equipment can be connected to electricity: a power / shaver / telephone point
16 (points) [pl.] = POINTE
on railway track
17 (points) [pl.] (BrE) (AmE switch [C]) a piece of track at a place where a railway/railroad line divides that can be moved to allow a train to change tracks
size of letters
18 [U] a unit of measurement for the size of letters in printing or on a computer screen, etc: Change the text to 10 point.
Idioms: if / when it comes to the point used when you have to decide sth or say what you really think: When it comes to the point, he always changes his mind.
in point of fact used to say what is true in a situation: In point of fact, she is their adopted daughter.
make a point of doing sth to be or make sure you do sth because it is important or necessary: I made a point of closing all the windows before leaving the house.
more to the point used to say that sth is more important than sth else: I couldn't do the job-I've never been to Spain and, more to the point, I don't speak Spanish.
point of contact a place where you go or a person that you speak to when you are dealing with an organization: The receptionist is the first point of contact most people have with the clinic.
a point of departure
1 a place where a journey starts
2 (formal) an idea, a theory or an event that is used to start a discussion, an activity, etc.
a point of honour a thing that sb considers to be very important for their honour or reputation
the point of no return the time when you must continue with what you have decided to do, because it is not possible to get back to an earlier situation
point taken used to say that you accept that sb else is right when they have disagreed with you or criticized you: Point taken. Let's drop the subject.
to the point expressed in a simple, clear way without any extra information or feelings: The letter was short and to the point.
to the point of (doing) sth to a degree that can be described as sth: He was rude to the point of being aggressive.
up to a (certain) point to some extent; to some degree but not completely: I agree with you up to a point.
more at BELABOUR, CASE n., FINE adj., LABOUR v., MOOT adj., SCORE v., SORE adj., STRETCH v.
show with finger
1 [no passive] ~ (at / to / towards sb/sth) to stretch out your finger or sth held in your hand towards sb/sth in order to show sb where a person or thing is: [V] 'That's my mother,' she said, pointing at a photo on the wall. + It's rude to point! + He pointed to the spot where the house used to stand. + 'What's your name?' he asked, pointing at the child with his pen. + She pointed in my direction. + [VN] She pointed her finger in my direction.
2 [VN] ~ sth (at sb/sth) to aim sth at sb/sth: He pointed the gun at her head. + A hundred camera lenses were being pointed at her.
3 [V +adv./prep.] to face in or be directed towards a particular direction: The telescope was pointing in the wrong direction. + The signpost pointed straight ahead. + A compass needle points north.
4 [+adv./prep.] to lead to or suggest a particular development or logical argument: [V] The evidence seems to point in that direction. + [VN] The fans are looking to the new players to point the way to victory.
show the way
5 [VN +adv./prep.] to show sb which way to go: I wonder if you could point me in the right direction for the bus station. + A series of yellow arrows pointed the way to reception.
6 [VN] to put MORTAR between the bricks of a wall: The house needs pointing before winter.
Idioms: point a / the finger (at sb) to accuse sb of doing sth: The article points an accusing finger at the authorities.
Phrasal Verbs: point sb/sth<->out (to sb) to stretch your finger out towards sb/sth in order to show sb which person or thing you are referring to: I'll point him out to you next time he comes in. + The guide pointed out various historic monuments.
point out (to sb)
point sth<->out (to sb) to mention sth in order to give sb information about it or make them notice it: She tried in vain to point out to him the unfairness of his actions. + He pointed out the dangers of driving alone. + [+ that] I should point out that not one of these paintings is original. + [+ speech] 'It's not very far,' she pointed out.
point to sth
1 to mention sth that you think is important and/or the reason why a particular situation exists: The board of directors pointed to falling productivity to justify their decision. + Pointing to the results of a recent survey, he claimed voters were most interested in education and unemployment.
2 to suggest that sth is true or likely: All the signs point to a successful year ahead. + The evidence before us points clearly to his innocence.
point sth<->up (formal) to emphasize sth so that it becomes more noticeable: The conference merely pointed up divisions in the party.
1 thing said as part of a discussion
good, interesting, valid | important | minor | subtle | moot | central, crucial, key, major, salient | controversial | talking
The possibility of an interest rate cut is a major talking point in the City.
VERB + POINT
She's got a point.
| see, take
I see your point. Point taken.
| concede | cover, make, raise
She made some interesting points.
| argue, discuss
They argued the point for hours.
| illustrate | get across, make, prove
He had trouble getting his point across. That proves my point.
| drive/hammer home, emphasize, labour, press, stress
I understand what you're saying?there's no need to labour the point.
a case in point
(= an example relevant to the matter being discussed),
the point at issue, a point of agreement/disagreement, a point of law
> Special page at MEETING
2 the point: essential aspect of sth
The basic point is that …
VERB + POINT
Hurry up and get to the point!
It took me a few minutes to get the point.
| miss | wander from/off
beside the ~
(= not relevant)That's beside the point.
| to the ~
His remarks were brief and to the point.
more to the point
(= what is more important)More to the point, did they get away?
3 meaning/reason/purpose of sth
That's the whole point.
VERB + POINT
It doesn't have any point to it.
I don't see the point in arguing.
There's absolutely no point in complaining now. What's the point of worrying?
finer, good, strong
We discussed the finer points of growing roses.
| bad, weak | salient
a point of difference, a point of interest
5 particular time/moment
He had reached the high point of his career.
| low | breaking, bursting, saturation
to fill a bag to bursting point
| boiling, freezing, melting
VERB + POINT
get to, reach
I've got to the point (= in a book, etc.)where his father is dying.
POINT + VERB
There comes a point in most people's lives when they want to settle down.
at a/the ~
At one point he looked like winning.
| on the ~ of
on the point of departure
| to the ~ of
We worked all night to the point of collapse.
| up to a ~
I agree with you up to a point.
a point in time
At this point we can't give you a final answer.
| the point of no return
(= after which it is impossible to go back/undo what you have done)
6 particular place/position
the focal point of his life
| fixed | assembly, meeting, rallying | starting | vantage | reference | turning
This proved to be the turning point of the game.
| cut-off | pressure | vanishing
VERB + POINT
arrive at, reach
a point of contact, a point of reference
8 in a game/sports competition
It's set point to Henman.
VERB + POINT
get, score, win | lose
beat sb/win on points
Interest rates fell by one percentage point. VERB + POINT (All the verbs in the following collocate groups may be followed by
. Sometimes the word
is left out.),
be/go/shoot up, improve, increase, jump, rise, soar
The Nikkei index rose 710 points to 14894. His popularity rose by 18 points in public opinion polls.
| be/come/go down, deline, decrease, depreciate, drop, fall, plummet, plunge
The CAC-40 index is down 67 points at 4413.
about/around/only/over/up to 10, 20, etc. points
The index was down only 4.6 points at the close.
| an improvement/an increase/a jump/a rise of 10, 20, etc. points
to achieve an improvement of over 4.6 points in operating ratio
| a drop/fall/reduction of 10, 20, etc. points 10
thin sharp end of sth
at, in the direction of
He pointed in the direction of the town centre.
The toddler pointed to the toy he wanted.
| towards, with
She pointed with her finger at the map.
point straight at sb/sth
The gun was pointing straight at me.
| point the way
‘You must cross that field,’ she said, pointing the way.
PHRASAL VERBS point sth out
As you so rightly pointed out, our funds are not unlimited.
His wife pointed out tartly that none of them were exactly starving.
VERB + POINT
I should point out that not one of these paintings is original.
| try to | fail to | be at pains to, be keen to, be quick to
She was at pains to point out that she was no newcomer to the area.
| be right to
You were right to point out that this is only one of the difficulties we face.
| be important to
She tried in vain to point out to him the unfairness of the situation.
point to sth
Fragments of woven cloth at the site, clearly point to the production of textiles.
VERB + POINT
The evidence all seems to point to one conclusion.
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