point noun (IDEA EXPRESSED)
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。
Please get to the point (= say the thing that is most important to you). 请言归正转。
beside the point
that's a (good) point
- The lecturer illustrated his point with a diagram on the blackboard.
- What relevance does that point have to the discussion?
- Time is short so I'll get straight to the point.
- I'm unclear about a couple of points in your proposal - could you go over them again?
- I'll just summarize the main points of the argument in a few words if I may.
point noun (TIME/PLACE)
[ + 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。
boiling, melting, freezing, etc. point
- I'm sure at some point in the future I'll want a baby.
- At no point did the company do anything illegal.
- It doesn't have to be done this minute, but at some point this week please.
- I was near to tears at one point during the film.
- I've reached the point where I'm not going to put up with her criticisms of me any more.
point noun (PURPOSE)
[ + -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。
- 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)
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。
- I won that point, I'm telling you! The ball was definitely in!
- This was a very impressive performance by the young player, who scored 12 points within the first 10 minutes.
- Clive's team is on five points while Joan's is on seven.
- The player had points deducted from his score for arguing with the referee.
- On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones rose 55 points following good economic figures.
point noun (SHARP END)
- The bone had been honed to a point.
- The point of this pencil isn't sharp enough.
- the sharp point of a sword/dagger
- He thrust the sharp point of his weapon into the heavy wooden door.
- She carefully pushed the sharp point of the needle into the back of her hand.
point noun (CHARACTERISTIC)
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。
point noun (PIECE OF LAND)
point noun (SIGN)
point noun (FEET)
point noun (ELECTRIC)
a TV antenna point 电视天线插口
point noun (RAILWAY)
point noun (MARK)
He said that the man had pointed a knife at him. 他说那人用刀指着他。
- It is impolite to point at people.
- She spun the globe, and pointed to the Solomon Islands.
- She pointed to her watch as a sign that it was getting late and she wanted to leave.
- Select the function you require by pointing to the toggle with the mouse and then clicking.
- "No, go that way, " I said, pointing in the opposite direction.