point out something


point out something
point out (something) to show or talk about something so others will notice it.

Angela pointed out some spelling errors in my paper.

Researchers point out that fish contain a type of fat that is good for you.

We didn't notice the spout of a whale until another passenger on the ship pointed it out.


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  • point out — (something) to show or talk about something so others will notice it. Angela pointed out some spelling errors in my paper. Researchers point out that fish contain a type of fat that is good for you. We didn t notice the spout of a whale until… …   New idioms dictionary

  • point out — verb 1. make or write a comment on (Freq. 42) he commented the paper of his colleague • Syn: ↑comment, ↑notice, ↑remark • Derivationally related forms: ↑remark (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • point out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms point out : present tense I/you/we/they point out he/she/it points out present participle pointing out past tense pointed out past participle pointed out 1) to show someone who a person is or where something… …   English dictionary

  • point out — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. indicate, show, denote, mention, note; see also designate 1 , say . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To make known or identify, as by signs: denote, designate, indicate, mark, show, specify. See SHOW. 2. To call or… …   English dictionary for students

  • point — [point] n. [OFr, dot, prick < L punctum, dot, neut. of punctus, pp. of pungere, to prick (< IE base * peuĝ , *peuk̑, to prick, jab > Ger fichte, spruce tree, L pugil, boxer, pugnus, fist); also < OFr pointe, sharp end < ML puncta… …   English World dictionary

  • point — ► NOUN 1) the tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object. 2) a particular spot, place, or moment. 3) an item, detail, or idea in a discussion, text, etc. 4) (the point) the most significant or relevant factor or element. 5) advantage… …   English terms dictionary

  • point — point1 W1S1 [pɔınt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(idea)¦ 2¦(main meaning/idea)¦ 3¦(purpose)¦ 4¦(place)¦ 5¦(in time/development)¦ 6¦(quality/feature)¦ 7¦(games/sport)¦ 8¦(sharp end)¦ 9 boiling point/freezing point/melting point etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • point — 1 /pOInt/ noun 1 IDEA (C) a single fact, idea, or opinion that is part of an argument or discussion: There was one point on which everyone agreed. | She had brought a list of points for discussion. | One important point must be borne in mind. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • point — point1 [ pɔınt ] noun *** ▸ 1 idea/opinion/reason ▸ 2 aspect/feature ▸ 3 particular time ▸ 4 particular place ▸ 5 unit (for game score) ▸ 6 area of light/color ▸ 7 sharp end of something ▸ 8 piece of land ▸ 9 decimal point ▸ 10 direction on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • point */*/*/ — I UK [pɔɪnt] / US noun Word forms point : singular point plural points 1) [countable] an idea or opinion among a number of others I disagree with you on a couple of important points. point by point (= looking at each part separately): Let s go… …   English dictionary