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Spanish translation of “point”


noun /point/
the sharp end of anything the point of a pin a sword point at gunpoint (= threatened by a gun). a piece of land that projects into the sea etc The ship came round Lizard Point. a small round dot or mark (.) a decimal point five point three six (= 5.36) In punctuation, a point is another name for a full stop. an exact place or spot When we reached this point of the journey, we stopped to rest. an exact moment Her husband walked in at that point. a place on a scale especially of temperature the boiling point of water. a division on a compass eg north, south-west etc. a mark in scoring a competition, game, test etc He has won by five points to two. a particular matter for consideration or action The first point we must decide is, where to meet That’s a good point You’ve missed the point That’s the whole point We’re wandering away from the point. (a) purpose or advantage There’s no point (in) asking me – I don’t know. a personal characteristic or quality We all have our good points and our bad ones. an electrical socket in a wall etc into which a plug can be put Is there only one electrical point in this room? pointed adjective having a sharp end a pointed nose pointed shoes. pointer noun a long stick used to indicate places on a large map etc. an indicator on a dial The pointer is on/at zero. a hint; a suggestion Give me some pointers on how to do it. pointless adjective having no meaning or purpose a pointless journey. pointlessly adverb
points noun plural a movable section of rails which allow a train to cross over other lines or pass from one line to another The points had to be changed before the train could continue. the solid tips in the toes of ballet shoes She can dance on her points. be on the point of to be about to (do something)
estar a punto de
I was on the point of going out when the telephone rang.
come to the point (also get to the point) to reach the most important consideration in a conversation etc
ir al grano
He talked and talked, but never came to the point.
(only with itas subject) to arrive at the moment when something must be done He always promises to help, but when it comes to the point he’s never there.
make a point of to be especially careful to (do something)
proponerse hacer algo
I’ll make a point of asking her today.
make one’s point to state one’s opinion persuasively She used a graph of the last month’s sales figures to make her point. point out to indicate or draw attention to He pointed out his house to her I pointed out that we needed more money. point one’s toes to stretch the foot out, shaping the toes into a point, when dancing etc.
hacer punta
(Definition of point from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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