the point › the meaning or most important part of what is being said or written: The point is that on weekends and late at night there should always be someone on duty to deal with emergencies. come/get to the point We haven't got all day, so please get to the point. To talk only about managing one country's economy is to miss the point. The list could go on and on, but I think you get the point.
› [U or S] purpose, or the fact of something being useful: no point (in doing sth) There is no point in discussing this further if you've already made up your mind.
› [C] a particular detail or characteristic of a person or thing: the main points I noted down the main points of his speech.good/bad point The government's financial plan has both its good and its bad points. When you are appraising someone, try to emphasize their good points. Speaking in public is not one of her strong points.
› [C] a particular time or stage that is reached in a process: highest/lowest point Copper prices rose to their highest point in two weeks. The stock went to $74 at one point.get to/reach a/the point It's taken us years to get to the point where we're making a reasonable profit. We shall need to discuss this further at some point.at this point (in time) This is not something that we want to introduce at this point in time.
I take your point (also point taken) › used when you are saying that you think that something that someone has said is important: I take your point. That's something we need to consider.
make a point of doing sth › to always do something, or to take particular care to do something: She always makes a point of inviting all her staff to briefing meetings.
make your point › to tell people your opinion: OK, you've made your point. Let someone else say what they think now.
to the point › very important or suitable for the subject being discussed: His remarks about the pay structure were well expressed and to the point.
› to show someone the direction that they should go, or what they should do: The figures pointed us in the direction that we should be taking over the next year or so.