thing said as part of a discussion
sharp or tapered end of sth; tip
thing that has position but no size, e.g. the place where two lines cross; any dot used in writing or printing, e.g. as a full stop, as a marker of decimals, etc
particular time or instant; particular place or locality
unit of measurement, value, scoring, etc.
aim, goal, end, objective
individual idea of sth said, done or planned; single item or detail
make a point on
call attention to sth/sb; show the position or direction of sth/sb
give force to
"a point is defined by its coordinates"
"she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
"get to the point"
"he missed the point of the joke"
"life has lost its point"
"several of the details are similar"
"a point of information"
"a remarkable degree of frankness"
"at what stage are the social sciences?"
"at that point I had to leave"
"what is the point of discussing it?"
"the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
"a row of points"
"draw lines between the dots"
"he scored 20 points in the first half"
"a touchdown counts 6 points"
"they sailed south around the point"
"he noticed an item in the New York Times"
"she had several items on her shopping list"
"the main point on the agenda was taken up first"
"his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
"he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"
"he broke the point of his pencil"
"he checked the point on his compass"
"in England they call a period a stop"
"the point of the arrow was due north"
"he knows my bad points as well as my good points"
"he held me up at the point of a gun"
"I showed the customer the glove section"
"He pointed to the empty parking space"
"he indicated his opponents"
"The weather vane points North"
"the dancers toes pointed outward"
"point a gun"
"He charged his weapon at me"
"These symptoms indicate a serious illness"
"Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"
"The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
"point the letter"
"The gun points with ease"
"He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"
"criticism directed at her superior"
"direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
"the dog pointed the dead duck"
"The candles are tapered"
"point a chimney"
Did the Allies follow Germany's example? This is an important point.
出自： J. F. Kennedy
Three main points of disagreement.
出自： A. Phillips
The CPI..withheld support from Sanjay's five-point youth program.
Rather than pointing her..depression, the picture comforted her.
出自： W. Sansom
Stabbing at the air..to point the turns in his argument.
出自： K. Amis
He laboured the point that the defendant killed the boy accidentally.
He laboured the point that we should always be honest.
She makes a point of countering his advice.
她决意反驳他的建议。 make it a point to-v
The people make it a point to esteem the art of conversation in France.
There's no point in abandoning oneself to a life pleasure.
There's no point in agreeing to accompany him to the theater.
I see no point in eating out so often with a spacious and well-equipped kitchen at home.
I can see no point in fighting it out; why do you want to argue?
He is on the point of sending for you.
I was on the point of leaving when you called.
The little boy played with his grandmother, his toy gun pointing against her head.
The guide pointed at a pagoda and told us that it was built hundreds of years ago.
导游指着一座宝塔,告诉我们说这是数百年前修建的。 point sth at sb/sth
The enemy pointed their guns at her head but she was not afraid.
He pointed the telescope at a deer on the hillside.
The fireman pointed his hose at the flames.
The teacher pointed out the mistakes in my composition.
He pointed out the advantages of the plan.
The arrow on the sign points out the right way to go.
He proudly pointed out the biggest sheep, which already weighed 150 kilograms.
Look at the photographs and see if you can point out the man who attacked you.
If I make any mistakes, please point them out.
Can you point me out in this picture?
Mistakes in the printing should be pointed out at once.
印刷品上的错误应立即予以指出。 point out that-clause
The clerk to whom we handed the form pointed out that it had not been properly filled in.
The school secretary pointed out that the closing date for making applications had passed.
学校秘书叫人注意申请日期已经过了。 point sb/sth ⇔ out to sb
As we passed through the street he pointed out the museum to me.
He pointed out the finest pictures to me.
Luckily the man knew Mr. Green and pointed him out to us.
The guide took us through the city, pointing interesting sights out to us.
I pointed out to him the folly of his conduct.
It is time someone pointed out to Tom the stupidity of his behavior.
What important buildings did the guide point out to you in your trip around the city?
It was pointed out to us that the office was closed.
It was pointed out to him that his application had arrived late, and therefore the committee were under no obligation to consider it.
They pointed us out the building.
误 There's no point to cry now.
正 There's no point in crying now.
正 There's no point crying now.
误 If it is the case, there is no point to argue further with him.
正 If it is the case, there is no point in arguing further with him.
正 If it is the case, there is no point arguing further with him.
析 there's no point后不能接动词不定式,只能接(in) v -ing结构。
误 In order to finish the work, we must do two points.
正 In order to finish the work, we must do two things.
误 He pointed the sign on the wall.
正 He pointed at〔to〕 the sign on the wall.
误 The hands of the clock pointed at half past one.
正 The hands of the clock pointed to half past one.
误 He was pointing the gun to me.
正 He was pointing the gun at me.
析 point表示“指”,是不及物动词,表示“指着…”要用point at〔to〕 ...,作“把…指向…”“把…对准…”解时point是及物动词,要用point...at结构。
误 I pointed to her mistake.
正 I pointed out her mistake.
误 The guide pointed to us all the objects of interest.
正 The guide pointed out to us all the objects of interest.
误 All evidences point out his guilt.
正 All evidences point to his guilt.
析 point out表示“指出…”,相当于及物动词的用法,后接宾语; point to意为“说明”“表明”。
误 He placed his gun in the hole, pointed outward.
正 He placed his gun in the hole, pointing outward.