Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “point”

point

noun (MARK)    /pɔɪnt/
[C] a small, round mark on a line, plan, or map to show the position of something: Join the points A and B together on the diagram with a straight line.Places and locationsUnpleasant places C2 [C] a mark on a compass that shows direction, such as north, south, east, and westPoints of the compassDirection of motion [C] a very small, round light that you can see in the distance: I could just make out the tiny points of a car's headlights far away.Quantities and units of light
(Definition of point noun (MARK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of point

Definitions of “point” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

workmanship

the skill with which something was made or done

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More