Definitions for pointer
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word pointer.
a mark to indicate a direction or relation
an indicator as on a dial
(computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving it allows the user to point to commands or screen positions
pointer, Spanish pointernoun
a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points to game
Anything that points or is used for pointing.
A needle-like component of a timepiece or measuring device that indicates the time or the current reading of the device.
A breed of hunting dog.
A variable that holds the address of a memory location where a value can be stored.
An icon that indicates the position of the mouse; a cursor.
A tip, a bit of advice (usually plural.)
The instructor gave me some pointers on writing a good paper.
Something worth a given number of points.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from point.
I ought to tell him what are the wheels, springs, pointer, hammer and bell whereby a clock gives notice of the time. Isaac Watts.
The well taught pointer leads the way,
The scent grows warm; he stops, he springs his prey. John Gay.
In programming, a pointer is a variable that stores the memory address of another value stored in the computer's memory. Rather than holding the actual value, it "points" to the location where the value is stored. Pointers are primarily used in lower-level programming languages like C and C++, and they are very powerful but can be complex to manage properly, often leading to bugs if not handled correctly.
one who, or that which, points
the hand of a timepiece
one of a breed of dogs trained to stop at scent of game, and with the nose point it out to sportsmen
the two stars (Merak and Dubhe) in the Great Bear, the line between which points nearly in the direction of the north star
diagonal braces sometimes fixed across the hold
The Pointer, often called the English Pointer, is a breed of dog developed as a gun dog. It is one of several pointing breeds.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The index or indicator of an instrument.--Station pointer. A brass graduated circle with one fixed and two radial legs; by placing them at two adjoining angles taken by a sextant between three known objects, the position of the observer is fixed on the chart.
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Etymology and Origins
This dog is so called on account of its remarkable instinct for pointing out or indicating to sportsmen the presence of game.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pointer is ranked #4752 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Pointer surname appeared 7,453 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Pointer.
47.3% or 3,530 total occurrences were Black.
47.1% or 3,517 total occurrences were White.
3% or 230 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.6% or 125 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.4% or 33 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.2% or 18 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of pointer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of pointer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
The science is all there, we have tested it out in two earthquakes and they worked just fine. One was a seven pointer (on the Richter scale) and it worked perfectly.
After 4 years of hunting the St. Paul giant I finally was lucky enough to bag him. #Walter 39 pointer counting ring hooks. 32 points counting inch or more. ROUGH SCORE 243!
The Pointer Sisters family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, The Pointer Sisters ask for your prayers at this time.
The obvious pointer is economics.
So I pushed my thumb, pointer, and middle finger into each eye. I gripped each eyeball, twisted, and pulled until each eye popped out of the socket — it felt like a massive struggle, the hardest thing I ever had to do, because I could no longer see, I don't know if there was blood. But I know the drugs numbed the pain. I'm pretty sure I would have tried to claw right into my brain if a pastor hadn't heard me screaming, ‘I want to see the light!’ — which I don't recall saying — and restrained me.
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Translations for pointer
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- apuntadorCatalan, Valencian
- Zeiger, Zeigestab, ZeigestockGerman
- puntero, apuntadorSpanish
- osoitin, viisari, pointteriFinnish
- pointeur, aiguille, baguetteFrench
- cù-eunaichScottish Gaelic
- 文字さし, ポインタJapanese
- poyinter, nîşanderk, mîlKurdish
- anjing penuding, jarum penunjuk, penudingMalay
- wskazówka, wskaźnikPolish
- пойнтер, указатель, стрелка, указкаRussian
- kazaljka, pokazivačSerbo-Croatian
- que chỉVietnamese
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