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Adjective: pointed  poyn-tid
  1. Having a point
     
  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"
Verb: point  poynt
  1. Make clear (e.g. with a sign) which place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    "He pointed to the empty parking space";
    - indicate, designate, show
     
  2. Be oriented in a particular direction
    "the dancers toes pointed outward"; "The weather vane points North";
    - orient
     
  3. Direct into a position for use
    "point a gun";
    - charge, level
     
  4. Determine the direction of travelling
    - steer, maneuver [US], manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], direct, head, guide, channelize, channelise [Brit]
     
  5. Be a signal for or a symptom of
    "Her behaviour points to a severe neurosis";
    - bespeak, betoken [archaic], indicate, signal
     
  6. Sail close to the wind
    - luff
     
  7. Mark with diacritics
    "point the letter"
     
  8. Mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
     
  9. Be positionable in a specified manner
    "The gun points with ease"
     
  10. Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    "He pointed his fists towards his opponent's face";
    - target, aim, place, direct
     
  11. Indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
    "the dog pointed the dead duck"
     
  12. Give a point to
    "The candles are pointed";
    - sharpen, taper
     
  13. Repair the joints of bricks
    "point a chimney";
    - repoint

See also: acanthoid, acanthous, acuate, acute, angular, angulate, barreled, barrelled, bristle-pointed, cigar-shaped, direct, five-pointed, fusiform, needlelike, nibbed, peaked, pyramidal, pyramidic, pyramidical, sharp, sharpened, six-pointed, spiked, spikelike, spindle-shaped, spinous

Type of: aim, be, bushel [US], change form, change shape, command, control, deform, direct, doctor, fix, furbish up, inform, label, lie, mark, mend, repair, restore, sail, tag, take, take aim, tell, touch on, train

Antonym: pointless

Encyclopedia: Point, Sittwe