Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “point”

point

noun [C] (UNIT)   /pɔɪnt/
a unit for measuring or counting: Our team won by seven points. Interest rates dropped two percentage points.
(Definition of point noun (UNIT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of point

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Conditions and characteristics, but you might be interested in these topics from the Being and existing topic area:

Definitions of “point” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More