Translation of "point" - English-Polish dictionary


noun uk us /pɔɪnt/

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

argument, racja, kwestia
Could I make a point about noise levels?
I take your point (= I agree with you) about cycling, but I still prefer to walk.

B2 an opinion or fact that deserves to be considered seriously, or which other people agree is true

"She's always complaining that the office is cold." "Well, she's got a point."
"How are we going to get there if there are no trains?" "Good point."
the point

B2 the most important part of what has been said or written

istota rzeczy, sedno sprawy
I thought he was never going to get to the point.
The point is, if you don't claim the money now you might never get it.
To say his art is simplistic is missing the point (= not understanding the most important thing about it).

B2 the thin, sharp end of something

the point of a needle

a particular place

a stopping/fuelling point
the point where the pipes enter the building
TIME [ C ]

B2 a particular time in an event or process

At this point, people started to leave.
It has got to the point where I can hardly bear to speak to him.
be at/on the point of doing sth

B2 to be going to do something very soon

właśnie mieć coś zrobić , być na krawędzi czegoś
Amy was on the point of crying.
REASON [ no plural ]

B2 the reason for or purpose of something

What's the point of studying if you can't get a job afterwards?
There's no point inviting her - she never comes to parties.
beside the point

not important or not connected with what you are talking about

bez znaczenia
The fact that he doesn't want to come is beside the point - he should have been invited.
make a point of doing sth

to be certain that you always do a particular thing

zadbać o coś
He made a point of learning all the names of his staff.
to the point

If something someone says or writes is to the point, it expresses the most important things without extra details.

na temat
His report was short and to the point.
up to a point

B2 partly

do pewnego stopnia
What he says is true up to a point.
GAME [ C ]

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

With 3 games still to play, Manchester United are 5 points ahead.

a unit used in some systems of measuring and comparing things

The stock exchange fell by five points.
boiling/freezing/melting point

the temperature at which a substance boils, freezes, or melts

temperatura lub punkt wrzenia/krzepnięcia/topnienia

B2 a quality which someone has

punkt, cecha
I know she's bossy, but she has lots of good points too.
Chemistry never was my strong point (= I was never good at it).
MATHEMATICS [ C ] ( also decimal point)

B2 the mark (.) that is used to separate the two parts of a decimal

kropka (dziesiętna)
One mile equals one point six (= 1.6) kilometres.

B2 one of the marks on a compass (= object used for showing directions)


a unit of measurement of the size of letters, used in printing and on computers


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