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"

Wiktionary

  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.

ChatGPT

  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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Numerology

  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. Eva Rut Gunnlaugsdottir:

    My friends were the ones who pointed out the difference between [the] ‘then’ and ‘now’ pictures, and that kept me on the diet.

  2. Mike Wakefield:

    This guy came in with a gun waving it, saying it's time to die. He pointed the gun at his son and Dustin said, 'He's only a boy,' dustin stood up between the gunman and the baby and he shot him. He shot him multiple times on the ground.

  3. Yvonne Leung:

    I think we have made it very clear that if they [the police] continue the violent way of clearing up the place, we will have further actions, the further actions include a possibility of some escalations pointed at government-related buildings or some of the government-related departments.

  4. Christopher Cavoli:

    [T]he Russians are more active than we’ve seen them in years, and their patrols into the Atlantic, and throughout the Atlantic, are at a high level, most of the time at a higher level than we’ve seen in years, and this is, as you pointed out, despite all of the efforts that they’re undertaking inside Ukraine.

  5. Doug Collins:

    Democrats on the committee are planning on voting on how the investigation is defined, through a resolution that would set the boundaries of the probe, Politico reported. Doug Collins pointed out what Doug Collins believes are problems with how Democrats have conducted their investigation, claiming that they have acted outside the boundaries of House rules and may have made misrepresentations in court filings. They have portrayed themselves in just a terrible way over the last eight months and they keep digging their hole.

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