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Wiktionary

  1. pointingnoun

    Mortar that has been placed between bricks to hold them together. This is not strictly speaking correct word to use in this context, mortar would be the correct word, or joint filling. (or perhaps applies in the US only) This term is often misused as meaning mortar or joint filling, as 'repointing' is the action of making good and repairing of joints between stone.

  2. pointingnoun

    The action of the verb to point.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pointing

    of Point

  2. Pointingnoun

    the act of sharpening

  3. Pointingnoun

    the act of designating, as a position or direction, by means of something pointed, as a finger or a rod

  4. Pointingnoun

    the act or art of punctuating; punctuation

  5. Pointingnoun

    the act of filling and finishing the joints in masonry with mortar, cement, etc.; also, the material so used

  6. Pointingnoun

    the rubbing off of the point of the wheat grain in the first process of high milling

  7. Pointingnoun

    the act or process of measuring, at the various distances from the surface of a block of marble, the surface of a future piece of statuary; also, a process used in cutting the statue from the artist's model

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pointing

    The operation of unlaying and tapering the end of a rope, and weaving some of its yarns about the diminished part, which is very neat to the eye, prevents it from being fagged out, and makes it handy for reeving in a block, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pointing

    To point or aim a fire-arm is, to give it such direction and elevation that the projectile shall strike the object.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pointing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4192

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pointing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4793

Anagrams for pointing »

  1. opting in, pitoning

How to pronounce pointing?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say pointing in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pointing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pointing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of pointing in a Sentence

  1. Yasin Saeed:

    If you are not a Kurd but an Arab who has been living under Islamic State rule, they automatically see you as someone who supports and aids the group, tHE BARRELS ARE POINTING AT US.

  2. Carissa Christensen:

    There's a huge, huge question about the cause of this failure, not from a point of view of finger-pointing, but for understanding if we should expect new vehicles to operate reliably from the beginning.

  3. Paul Castro:

    I look in the rearview mirror on my right and I see [ the suspect's ] car. I had let three cars go, I start moving and he starts moving into my lane. I don't let up and he is getting closer, he pulls up to the cones, opens his car door and starts yelling at me, he's yelling at me and he's pointing at me. All I did was, I motion and I say' I've already let three cars go.' The cop tells me to stop, so I stop, he goes, so he won. He took the lane.

  4. Stephen Tomlinson:

    She is not holding the gun in a malicious manner, she is not pointing it anywhere. It’s to me, in my opinion, a nice photograph of a young lady in the Adirondack region that enjoys hunting.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    With only four legislative days left until the Republican Homeland Security Shutdown, Speaker Boehner made it clear that Speaker Boehner has no plan to avoid a government shutdown, the speaker's reliance on talking points and finger-pointing was a sad reflection of the fact that the Tea Party continues to hold the gavel as Senate Democrats insist on Senate Democrats futile anti-immigrant grandstanding.

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