point noun translate English to Russian: Cambridge Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "point" - English-Russian dictionary

point

noun     /pɔɪnt/
OPINION [C]
B1 an opinion, idea, or fact which someone says or writes мысль, точка зрения Could I make a point about noise levels? I take your point (= I agree with you) about cycling, but I still prefer to walk.Ideas, concepts and theoriesOpinions, beliefs and points of view
IMPORTANT OPINION [no plural]
B2 an opinion or fact that deserves to be considered seriously, or which other people agree is true проблема, чья-либо правота "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."Opinions, beliefs and points of view
the point
B2 the most important part of what has been said or written суть, смысл 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).Important and essential thingsInformation and messages
SHARP [C]
B2 the thin, sharp end of something кончик, острие the point of a needleSharp and blunt
PLACE [C]
a particular place место, пункт a stopping/fuelling point the point where the pipes enter the buildingPlaces and locationsUnpleasant places
TIME [C]
B2 a particular time in an event or process момент At this point, people started to leave. It has got to the point where I can hardly bear to speak to him.Points in time
be at/on the point of doing sth
B2 to be going to do something very soon быть на грани чего-либо Amy was on the point of crying.About to happenCloseness in distance and time
REASON [no plural]
B2 the reason for or purpose of something смысл, цель 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.Goals and purposes
beside the point
not important or not connected with what you are talking about не в этом суть, дело The fact that he doesn't want to come is beside the point - he should have been invited.Of little or less importanceIrrelevant
make a point of doing sth
to be certain that you always do a particular thing считать обязательным для себя He made a point of learning all the names of his staff.CertaintyConfidence and self-assurance
to the point
If something someone says or writes is to the point, it expresses the most important things without extra details. по существу His report was short and to the point.Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasiveBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly
up to a point
B2 partly частично What he says is true up to a point.Incomplete
GAME [C]
B1 a unit used for showing who is winning in a game or competition очко With 3 games still to play, Manchester United are 5 points ahead.General terms used in ball sportsScoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
MEASUREMENT [C]
a unit used in some systems of measuring and comparing things пункт The stock exchange fell by five points.Miscellaneous units of measurement
boiling/freezing/melting point
the temperature at which a substance boils, freezes, or melts температура кипения/замерзания/плавления Miscellaneous units of measurement
QUALITY [C]
B2 a quality which someone has отличительная черта 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).Conditions and characteristics
MATHEMATICS [C] ( also decimal point)
B2 the mark (.) that is used to separate the two parts of a decimal точка, отделяющая десятичную дробь от целого числа One mile equals one point six (= 1.6) kilometres.Punctuation
DIRECTION [C]
B2 one of the marks on a compass (= object used for showing directions) страна света Direction of motionPoints of the compass
LETTERS [C]
a unit of measurement of the size of letters, used in printing and on computers пункт Miscellaneous units of measurement
→  See also breaking point , a case in point , decimal point , focal point , moot point , point of view , starting-point , turning point , vantage point
(Definition of point noun from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

droid

a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More