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a pointed chin
▪ She had a narrow face and a pointed chin.
▪ The dog has short pointy ears.
rightly pointed out
▪ As you so rightly pointed out, things are getting worse.
▪ Short wings, more pointed than other owls, combine with long tail to give hawk-like silhouette.
▪ The farmers of Odiham in Hampshire got an even more pointed warning.
▪ The male's is slightly more pointed than the female's.
▪ The male is larger and has a more pointed dorsal fin.
▪ To their right was an old portico, its row of pointed arches almost like a church.
▪ The simple nave arcade is of moulded brick in wide pointed arches.
▪ Both of these stem from the original adoption of the pointed arch.
▪ It has an exceptionally lofty nave arcade whose pointed arches reach almost into the vault.
▪ The pointed arch was not new.
▪ Here, the round arches are predominant on the lower storey of both nave and tower and pointed arches above.
▪ The Romanesque is of Transitional type, with wide pointed arches and barrel vault, a clerestory but no triforium.
▪ The wide pointed arches have no mouldings.
▪ Take turns in hitting each other's rounded end with the pointed end of your own egg.
▪ Position the template as you wish, with the thin, pointed end next to the model.
▪ Also used were pin beaters, long pieces of bone with a central swelling and pointed ends for beating down individual threads.
▪ The pointed ends also have a gardening use, as if you hadn't guessed.
▪ With corns, the build-up is cone-shaped, with the pointed end - the nucleus - facing downwards.
▪ a plant with long pointed leaves
▪ He picked up a pointed stick and began drawing in the sand.
▪ the dog's pointed brown ears
▪ He went after Isaac just as the crouching figure opened its enormous mouth, baring pointed brownish teeth.
▪ Their faces were like monkey faces, with thick lips and pointed teeth and ugly flat noses.
▪ There are 3 slightly flattened pointed conical arm spines, of which the middle one is the largest.
▪ There are three equally spaced pointed arm spines on the proximal segments, but they are lacking on the distalmost segments.
▪ There are three or four conical pointed arm spines.
▪ To their right was an old portico, its row of pointed arches almost like a church.
▪ Use a sharp pointed instrument, such as a pen or pencil.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Point \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.

  4. To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to point a composition.

  5. To mark (a text, as in Arabic or Hebrew) with vowel points; -- also called vocalize.

    Syn: vocalize. [1913 Webster + RP]

  6. To give particular prominence to; to designate in a special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the error was pointed out.

    He points it, however, by no deviation from his straightforward manner of speech.

  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.


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.

    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. [1913 Webster] -- Point"ed*ly, adv. -- Point"ed*ness, n.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "having a sharp end or ends," from point (n.). Meaning "having the quality of penetrating the feelings or mind" is from 1660s. Related: Pointedly; pointedness.

  1. 1 (context comparable English) sharp, barbed; not dull. 2 (context not comparable English) In animals, having a coat pattern with points, that is, darkening of the extremity. 3 (context comparable of a comment or inference English) Directed negatively at a person or topic. v

  2. (en-past of: point)

  1. adj. having a point [ant: pointless]

  2. 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"

Usage examples of "pointed".

Salmissra, her eyes ablaze, pointed at the prostrate Essia and snapped her fingers twice.

It cannot be classified as a whorl of the double loop type because the formation above the lower loop is too pointed and it also has an appendage abutting upon it at a right angle.

The shriveled Vistana had gazed at Clarissewith those hard black eyes, and had pointed with acrooked finger toward the manor house, perched like adark bird on the tor above the village.

He was asking about the inertial navigation system that kept their position updated between fixes from the NAV SAT Linden leaned over the aft rail of the conn, over the chart table, and pointed with his finger to their estimated position.

After a few moments the seeker saw the shape forming up ahead, the boxy bridge, the pointed bow, the tall central mast and the funnel aft, with the box of the hangar for the Dauphin helicopter and the flat helo-deck aft.

Signing for Alec to keep quiet, she settled behind a fallen tree and pointed across to the other side.

Cyrus Harding pointed one leg of the compasses to the horizon, the other to Alpha, and the space between the two legs gave him the angular distance which separated Alpha from the horizon.

He pointed out that the growth of trade unions and democracy had vitiated the raw power of capitalists and had ameliorated capitalism.

And a powerful Adept as well that much was evident from the signs all over him that pointed to constant manipulations of mage-energy on a scale Ancar had only dreamed of.

Where Anele pointed, in a notch between slick stones at the lapping edge of the water, lay a roughly triangular patch of fine sand.

Only the monstrous, frightening head, with pointed ears aprick, hanging there immobile.

He pointed to the old, gray-haired Arcadian bear who was three seats down from Dante.

Sir John Ardagh pointed out there would be nothing to prevent a state from constructing rifles of a new pattern and storing them in arsenals until needed.

Clyde completed the story by leaving it in the air, asking the pointed question: Would Ewell Darden surprise his guests this evening by showing them the choicest treasures of the Argyle Museum collection, housed beneath the same roof where Darden kept his own rare prizes?

And he insisted on making amends for his imposture the day before an imposture, he pointed out, that had singularly failed due to their collective skills by ordering bumpers of arrack punch.