What does Pointed mean?

Definitions for Pointed
ˈpɔɪn tɪdpoint·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pointedadjective

    having a point

  2. pointedadjective

    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"


  1. pointedadjective

    Sharp, barbed; not dull.

    The warrior brandished a pointed spear.

  2. pointedadjective

    In animals, having a coat pattern with points, that is, darkening of the extremities.

    The Siamese is a pointed breed of cat.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pointedadj. or participle.

    Etymology: from point.

    Who now reads Cowley? if he pleases, yet
    His moral pleases, not his pointed wit; Alexander Pope.

    A pointed flinty rock, all bare and black,
    Grew gibbous from behind. Dryden.


  1. pointed

    Pointed generally refers to having a sharp or distinct end, often used to describe objects that have a tapering end. It can also indicate something that is directed or aimed towards a specific target or goal. Additionally, it can refer to comments or statements that are direct, sharp, or incisive, often critical or intended to highlight something specific.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pointed

    of Point

  2. Pointedadjective

    sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock

  3. Pointedadjective

    characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing

Editors Contribution

  1. pointedverb

    Verb form of the word point.

    They pointed the nose of the aircraft towards the runway.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pointed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1772

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pointed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3530

Anagrams for Pointed »

  1. opted in

  2. pitoned

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pointed in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pointed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Pointed in a Sentence

  1. Steven Wright:

    Last night somebody broke into my apartment and replaced everything with exact duplicates... When I pointed it out to my roommate, he said, 'Do I know you'

  2. Steven Hall:

    We’ve all seen the very famous shots in films where you get that dramatic effect of a gun being pointed at you, the audience, and of course, it’s being pointed towards the camera.

  3. Trump Jr.:

    Honestly, it would be sad if itwasnt so scary for our country whats going on in that campaign, the inability toarticulate a thought, theinability to do events two days in a row withouthaving to go back into hisbasement burrow and hide -- and Idont mean to make light ofcognitive decline, as his stenographer has pointed out andso manyother people have pointed out. BIDENS MENTAL ACUITY HAS DIMINISHED IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS, EX-WH STENOGRAPHER SAYS : HES LOST A STEP.

  4. Trelynn Robinson:

    The reason why the bullets are in the wall and not in anybody is because I lunged towards him the moment he pointed the gun towards me, the guy came directly and pointed straight towards me. I was the first person he pointed that gun to.

  5. Joan Liu:

    We pointed out that water was a top priority in the Ebola outbreak.

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