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To point at

Point \Point\ (point), v. i.

  1. To direct the point of something, as of a finger, for the purpose of designating an object, and attracting attention to it; -- with at.

    Now must the world point at poor Katharine.

    Point at the tattered coat and ragged shoe.

  2. To indicate the presence of game by fixed and steady look, as certain hunting dogs do.

    He treads with caution, and he points with fear.

  3. (Med.) To approximate to the surface; to head; -- said of an abscess.

    To point at, to treat with scorn or contempt by pointing or directing attention to.

    To point well (Naut.), to sail close to the wind; -- said of a vessel.