Translation of "point" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /pɔɪnt/

B1 a unit used for showing who is winning in a game

Our team is five points ahead.
The Knicks are ahead by 12 points.

B1 an opinion, idea, or fact that someone says or writes

osservazione, opinione, punto di vista
He made some interesting points about the election.
He explained his point by drawing a diagram.

a quality that someone has

qualità, caratteristica
I know she’s bossy, but she has lots of good points too.

the thin, sharp end of something

the point of a needle

a particular time in an event or process

At this point in the day, I’m too tired to think.

the reason for or purpose of something

scopo, punto, ragione
What’s the point of going to college if you can’t get a job afterwards?

an opinion or fact that should be considered seriously

“She’s always complaining that the office is cold.” “Well, she has a point (= that is true).”
“How are we going to get there if there are no trains?” “That’s a good point.”
the point

the most important part of what has been said or written

il punto
Come on, get to the point!
The point is, if you don’t claim the money now, you might never get it.
up to a point


fino a un certo punto, in parte
What he says is true up to a point.

(also decimal point) the mark (.) that is used to separate the two parts of a decimal

il segno (.) usato per separare le unità dalle cifre decimali
One mile equals one point six (= 1.6) kilometres.

one of the marks on a compass

punto cardinale
the points of the compass

a particular place

This is the point where the pipes enter the building.

a device connected to an electricity system that a plug fits into in order to supply electricity to something

presa di corrente
be on the point of doing something

to be going to do something very soon

essere sul punto di fare qualcosa
Amy was on the point of crying.
make a point of doing something

to be certain that you always do a particular thing

farsi un dovere di fare qualcosa
He made a point of learning all the names of his staff.

(Translation of “point noun” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)