Translation of "point" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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point noun (IDEA EXPRESSED)

B1 [ C ] an idea, opinion, or piece of information that is said or written

I'd like to discuss the first point in your essay. 我想讨论一下你文章中的第一点。
You made some interesting points in your speech. 你发言中有些观点很有趣。
the/sb's point

B2 the meaning or most important part of what someone says or writes

The point is, if you don't claim the money now you might never get it. 重要的是,如果你现在不索要这笔钱的话,你可能就再也得不到了。
I think you missed (= did not understand) the point of what she was saying. 我认为你没有理解她说的要点。
I take your point/Point taken (= I understand that what you are saying is important). 我明白你的意思。
Please get to the point (= say the thing that is most important to you). 请言归正转。
He hasn't got much money, but that's not the point (= that is not the important thing). 他没有多少钱,但这不是重点。

B1 [ S ] an opinion or fact that deserves to be considered seriously, or that other people agree is true

Yes, I can see your point/you've got a point there. 是的,我明白你的意思/你说得有道理。
OK, you've made your point (= told us your opinion) - there's no need to go on about it. 好,你已经表明了你的观点,没必要再多说了。
beside the point

not important or not related to the subject being discussed

The fact that he doesn't want to come is beside the point - he should have been invited. 他不想来这并不重要——重要的是他本应被邀请的。
that's a (good) point

B2 said to show that what someone has just said is true or important

"We'll take the bus." "But we don't have any money for the fare." "That's a point." “我们乘公共汽车吧。”“但我们没钱买车票。”“这倒是。”

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point noun (TIME/PLACE)

B2 [ C ] a particular time or stage reached in a process

At that point, a soldier opened fire on the car. 就在此时,一个士兵向轿车开了火。
I was completely lost at one point. 我一度完全不知所措了。
[ + question word ] It was so confusing that eventually it got to the point where no one knew what was going on. 这件事很莫名其妙,最终无人知道到底发生了什么事。
I said I'd tell her the bad news, but when it came to the point (= when I had to do it), I couldn't. 我说过我要告诉她这个坏消息,但当真要这样做的时候,我却说不出口了。

[ C ] a particular place

the point where the road bends 公路拐弯处
This is a good point from which to watch the race. 从这个地方观看比赛很好。
boiling, melting, freezing, etc. point

the temperature at which a substance boils, melts, freezes, etc.


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point noun (PURPOSE)

B2 [ S or U ] purpose or usefulness

[ + -ing verb ] informal There's no point arguing about it - we're going and that's that. 争辩也没有用——我们要去,就这么定了。
I'd like to write to him, but what's the point? He never writes back. 我愿意给他写信,但这有什么用呢?他从不回信。
I see little point in discussing this further. 我看不出继续讨论还有什么意义。

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  • What's the point of that?
  • What's the point of shouting at him?
  • There's no point in going if Maggie isn't going to be there.
  • There's no point in getting yourself all upset over it.
  • I'm not going to this afternoon's session - I don't see the point of it.

point noun (UNIT)

B1 [ C ] a mark or unit for counting, especially how much a person or team has scored in a sport

The youngest skier won the most points. 那个最年轻的滑雪运动员得分最高。
He won the world heavyweight boxing championship on points (= as a result of the points that he had won). 他以点数赢得了世界重量级拳击冠军。
Interest rates have risen by two percentage points (= two percent). 利率上涨了两个百分点。

[ C ] specialized publishing a unit used for measuring the size of printed letters, equal to about 0.3 mm or 1/72 of an inch

The large letters are in 7.5 point type, and the small letters are in 6 point. 大字母是7½磅字体,小字母是6磅字体。

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point noun (SHARP END)

B2 [ C ] the sharp end of something, such as a knife

The knife landed with its point sticking into the floor. 刀落地时刀尖刺入了地面。
Be careful with that needle - it has a very sharp point. 小心针,它的头儿很尖。
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B2 [ C ] a particular quality or characteristic of a person or thing

There are various points to look out for when you're judging dogs in a competition. 在比赛中要根据各方面的特点对狗作出评判。
He's boring, but I suppose he has his good points. 他很乏味,但我认为他也有长处。
I think her kindness is one of her strong points (= one of her good qualities). 我觉得为人和气是她的优点之一。

point noun (PIECE OF LAND)

[ C ] a long, thin area of land that stretches out into the sea

Spurn Point 斯珀恩角

point noun (SIGN)

B2 [ C ] a small, round spot that is used in numbers to separate whole numbers from parts of numbers

One kilogram equals two point two (= 2.2) pounds. 1公斤等于2.2磅。
The error occurred when someone left out the decimal point. 有人遗漏了小数点,出现了错误。

point noun (FEET)

points [ plural ] specialized

the toes of a ballet dancer's shoes

She is learning how to dance on her points. 她正在学习如何足尖踮地跳舞。

point noun (ELECTRIC)

[ C ] UK a socket to which a wire from a piece of electrical equipment is connected in order to supply it with electricity or a radio, television, or other signal

a TV antenna point 电视天线插口
There is a phone point in every room. 每个房间都有电话线插口。

[ C ] specialized engineering in some car engines, either of two parts that allow or prevent the flow of electricity

He checked the points and plugs and topped up the oil. 他检查了分电器接触点和火花塞,加满了油。

point noun (RAILWAY)

points [ plural ] mainly UK US usually switches

a place on a railway track where the rails (= metal bars on which the trains travel) can be moved to allow a train to change from one track to another

The train rattled as it went over the points. 火车哐啷哐啷驶过道岔。

point noun (MARK)

[ C ] a small, round mark on a line, plan, or map to show the position of something

Join the points A and B together on the diagram with a straight line. 将图上的 A 点和 B 点用直线连起来。

C2 [ C ] a mark on a compass that shows direction, such as north, south, east, and west


[ C ] a very small, round light that you can see in the distance

I could just make out the tiny points of a car's headlights far away. 我只能勉强看到远处车前灯的小小光点。


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A2 [ I ] to direct other people's attention to something by holding out your finger towards it

"Look at that!" she said, pointing at the hole in the door. “看那个!”她指着门上的洞说道。
Small children are often told that it's rude to point. 小孩子们经常被告知用手指指点点是不礼貌的。

B1 [ T ] to hold something out in the direction of someone or something

He said that the man had pointed a knife at him. 他说那人用刀指着他。

B1 [ I ] If something points in a particular direction, it is turned towards that direction.

The road sign points left. 路标指向左边。
All the cars were pointing in the same direction. 所有的汽车都朝一个方向开。
There was an arrow pointing to the door. 有个箭头指向房门。

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pointadjective [ before noun ]

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relating to when a ballet dancer dances on their toes

a pair of point shoes 一双芭蕾舞足尖鞋
Today we'll do some point work. 今天我们将做一些足尖练习。

(Translation of “point” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)