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  3  definitions  found 
  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]: 
  Pointing  \Point"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  sharpening. 
  2.  The  act  of  designating,  as  a  position  or  direction,  by 
  means  of  something  pointed,  as  a  finger  or  a  rod. 
  3.  The  act  or  art  of  punctuating;  punctuation. 
  4.  The  act  of  filling  and  finishing  the  joints  in  masonry 
  with  mortar,  cement,  etc.;  also  the  material  so  used 
  5.  The  rubbing  off  of  the  point  of  the  wheat  grain  in  the 
  first  process  of  high  milling. 
  6.  (Sculpt.)  The  act  or  process  of  measuring,  at  the  various 
  distances  from  the  surface  of  a  block  of  marble,  the 
  surface  of  a  future  piece  of  statuary;  also  a  process 
  used  in  cutting  the  statue  from  the  artist's  model. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  that  points 

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