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pointed


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Point  \Point\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pointed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Pointing}.]  [Cf.  F.  pointer.  See  {Point},  n.] 
  1.  To  give  a  point  to  to  sharpen;  to  cut,  forge,  grind,  or 
  file  to  an  acute  end  as  to  point  a  dart,  or  a  pencil. 
  Used  also  figuratively;  as  to  point  a  moral. 
 
  2.  To  direct  toward  an  abject;  to  aim  as  to  point  a  gun  at 
  a  wolf,  or  a  cannon  at  a  fort. 
 
  3.  Hence  to  direct  the  attention  or  notice  of 
 
  Whosoever  should  be  guided  through  his  battles  by 
  Minerva,  and  pointed  to  every  scene  of  them  --Pope. 
 
  4.  To  supply  with  punctuation  marks;  to  punctuate;  as  to 
  point  a  composition. 
 
  5.  To  mark  (as  Hebrew)  with  vowel  points. 
 
  6.  To  give  particular  prominence  to  to  designate  in  a 
  special  manner;  to  indicate,  as  if  by  pointing;  as  the 
  error  was  pointed  out  --Pope. 
 
  He  points  it  however,  by  no  deviation  from  his 
  straightforward  manner  of  speech.  --Dickens. 
 
  7.  To  indicate  or  discover  by  a  fixed  look  as  game. 
 
  8.  (Masonry)  To  fill  up  and  finish  the  joints  of  (a  wall),  by 
  introducing  additional  cement  or  mortar,  and  bringing  it 
  to  a  smooth  surface. 
 
  9.  (Stone  Cutting)  To  cut,  as  a  surface,  with  a  pointed  tool. 
 
  {To  point  a  rope}  (Naut.),  to  taper  and  neatly  finish  off  the 
  end  by  interweaving  the  nettles. 
 
  {To  point  a  sail}  (Naut.),  to  affix  points  through  the  eyelet 
  holes  of  the  reefs. 
 
  {To  point  off},  to  divide  into  periods  or  groups,  or  to 
  separate,  by  pointing,  as  figures. 
 
  {To  point  the  yards}  (of  a  vessel)  (Naut.),  to  brace  them  so 
  that  the  wind  shall  strike  the  sails  obliquely.  --Totten. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pointed  \Point"ed\,  a. 
  1.  Sharp;  having  a  sharp  point;  as  a  pointed  rock. 
 
  2.  Characterized  by  sharpness,  directness,  or  pithiness  of 
  expression;  terse;  epigrammatic;  especially,  directed  to  a 
  particular  person  or  thing 
 
  His  moral  pleases,  not  his  pointed  wit.  --Pope. 
 
  {Pointed  arch}  (Arch.),  an  arch  with  a  pointed  crown. 
 
  {Pointed  style}  (Arch.),  a  name  given  to  that  style  of 
  architecture  in  which  the  pointed  arch  is  the  predominant 
  feature;  --  more  commonly  called  {Gothic}.  -- 
  {Point"ed*ly},  adv  --  {Point"ed*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pointed 
  adj  1:  having  a  point  [ant:  {pointless}] 
  2:  having  the  foot  stretched  out  in  line  with  the  leg  and  the 
  toes  forming  a  point;  "keep  the  legs  straight  and  the  toes 
  pointed"  [ant:  {unpointed}] 
  3:  direct  and  obvious  in  meaning  or  reference;  often 
  unpleasant;  "a  pointed  critique";  "a  pointed  allusion  to 
  what  was  going  on";  "another  pointed  look  in  their 
  direction" 




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