Opinion vs. Point

Opinion vs. Point — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Opinion and Point

Opinionnoun

A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

"The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion" (Elizabeth Drew).

Pointnoun

A sharp or tapered end

the point of a knife.the point of the antenna.

Opinionnoun

A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert

a medical opinion.

Pointnoun

An object having a sharp or tapered end

a stone projectile point.

Opinionnoun

A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing

has a low opinion of braggarts.

Pointnoun

A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory.

Opinionnoun

The prevailing view

public opinion.

Pointnoun

A mark formed by or as if by a sharp end.

Opinionnoun

A court's formal, usually written statement explaining its reasons for its decision in a case.

Pointnoun

A mark or dot used in printing or writing for punctuation, especially a period.

Opinionnoun

An attorney's formal, usually written statement giving an assessment of how the law should be or is likely to be applied in a particular situation.

Pointnoun

A decimal point.

Opinionnoun

A piece of testimony that is not usually admissible when given by a layperson, as in contrast to an opinion given by an expert witness.

Pointnoun

(Linguistics) A vowel point.

Opinionnoun

A subjective belief, judgment or perspective that a person has formed about a topic, issue, person or thing.

I would like to know your opinions on the new filing system.In my opinion, white chocolate is better than milk chocolate.Every man is a fool in some man's opinion.

Pointnoun

One of the protruding marks used in certain methods of writing and printing for the blind.

Opinionnoun

The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.

Pointnoun

A dimensionless geometric object having no properties except location.

Opinionnoun

(obsolete) Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.

Pointnoun

An element in a geometrically described set.

Opinionnoun

(obsolete) Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.

Pointnoun

A place or locality considered with regard to its position

connections to Chicago and points west.

Opinionnoun

The formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a doctor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted.

Pointnoun

A narrowly particularized and localized position or place; a spot

The troops halted at a point roughly 1,000 yards from the river.

Opinionnoun

(European Union law) a judicial opinion delivered by an Advocate General to the European Court of Justice where he or she proposes a legal solution to the cases for which the court is responsible

Pointnoun

A specified degree, condition, or limit, as in a scale or course

the melting point of a substance.

Opinionverb

To have or express as an opinion.

Pointnoun

Any of the 32 equal divisions marked at the circumference of a mariner's compass card that indicate direction.

Opinionnoun

a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty;

my opinion differs from yourswhat are your thoughts on Haiti?

Pointnoun

The interval of 11°15′ between any two adjacent markings.

Opinionnoun

a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people;

he asked for a poll of public opinion

Pointnoun

A distinct condition or degree

finally reached the point of exhaustion.

Opinionnoun

a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof;

his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page

Pointnoun

The interval of time immediately before a given occurrence; the verge

on the point of resignation.at the point of death.

Opinionnoun

the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision;

opinions are usually written by a single judge

Pointnoun

A specific moment in time

At this point, we are ready to proceed.

Opinionnoun

the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)

Pointnoun

An objective or purpose to be reached or achieved, or one that is worth reaching or achieving

What is the point of discussing this issue further?.

Opinionnoun

a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;

his impression of her was favorablewhat are your feelings about the crisis?it strengthened my belief in his sincerityI had a feeling that she was lying

Pointnoun

The major idea or essential part of a concept or narrative

You have missed the whole point of the novel.

Pointnoun

A significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument, or suggestion

Your point is well taken.

Pointnoun

A separate, distinguishing item or element; a detail

Diplomacy is certainly not one of his strong points. Your weak point is your constant need for approval.

Pointnoun

A quality or characteristic that is important or distinctive, especially a standard characteristic used to judge an animal.

Pointnoun

A single unit, as in counting, rating, or measuring.

Pointnoun

A unit of academic credit usually equal to one hour of class work per week during one semester.

Pointnoun

A numerical unit of academic achievement equal to a letter grade.

Pointnoun

Sports & Games A unit of scoring or counting.

Pointnoun

A unit equal to one dollar, used to quote or state variations in the current prices of stocks or commodities.

Pointnoun

A unit equal to one percent, used to quote or state interest rates or shares in gross profits.

Pointnoun

One percent of the total principal of a loan, paid up front to the lender and considered separately from the interest.

Pointnoun

(Music) A phrase, such as a fugue subject, in contrapuntal music.

Pointnoun

(Printing) A unit of type size equal to 0.01384 inch, or approximately 1/72 of an inch.

Pointnoun

A jeweler's unit of weight equal to 2 milligrams or 0.01 carat.

Pointnoun

The act or an instance of pointing.

Pointnoun

The stiff and attentive stance taken by a hunting dog.

Pointnoun

A reconnaissance or patrol unit that moves ahead of an advance party or guard, or that follows a rear guard.

Pointnoun

The position occupied by such a unit or guard

A team of Rangers were walking point at the outset of the operation.

Pointnoun

Either of two positions in ice hockey just inside the offensive zone near the boards, usually assumed by defenders attempting to keep the puck in the offensive zone.

Pointnoun

(Basketball) A position in the forecourt beyond the top of the key, usually taken by the point guard.

Pointnoun

In women's lacrosse, a defensive player who marks the opponent playing nearest to the goal (the first home).

Pointnoun

An electrical contact, especially one in the distributor of an automobile engine.

Pointnoun

Chiefly British An electrical socket or outlet.

Pointnoun

points The extremities of an animal, such as a cat or horse, especially when they differ in color from the rest of the coat.

Pointnoun

A movable rail, tapered at the end, such as that used in a railroad switch.

Pointnoun

The vertex of the angle created by the intersection of rails in a frog or switch.

Pointnoun

A ribbon or cord with a metal tag at the end, used to fasten clothing in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Pointverb

To direct or aim

point a weapon.

Pointverb

To bring (something) to notice

pointed out an error in their reasoning.

Pointverb

To indicate the position or direction of

pointed out the oldest buildings on the skyline.

Pointverb

To sharpen (a pencil, for example); provide with a point.

Pointverb

To separate with decimal points

pointing off the hundredths place in a column of figures.

Pointverb

To mark (text) with points; punctuate.

Pointverb

(Linguistics) To mark (a consonant) with a vowel point.

Pointverb

To give emphasis to; stress

comments that simply point up flawed reasoning.

Pointverb

To indicate the presence and position of (game) by standing immobile and directing the muzzle toward it. Used of a hunting dog.

Pointverb

To fill and finish the joints of (masonry) with cement or mortar.

Pointverb

To direct attention or indicate position with or as if with the finger.

Pointverb

To turn the mind or thought in a particular direction or to a particular conclusion

All indications point to an early spring.

Pointverb

To be turned or faced in a given direction; aim.

Pointverb

To indicate the presence and position of game. Used of a hunting dog.

Pointverb

(Nautical) To sail close to the wind.

Pointnoun

A discrete division of something.

Pointnoun

An individual element in a larger whole; a particular detail, thought, or quality.

The Congress debated the finer points of the bill.

Pointnoun

A particular moment in an event or occurrence; a juncture.

There comes a point in a marathon when some people give up.At this point in the meeting, I'd like to propose a new item for the agenda.

Pointnoun

(archaic) Condition, state.

She was not feeling in good point.

Pointnoun

A topic of discussion or debate; a proposition.

I made the point that we all had an interest to protect.

Pointnoun

A focus of conversation or consideration; the main idea.

The point is that we should stay together, whatever happens.

Pointnoun

A purpose or objective, which makes something meaningful.

Since the decision has already been made, I see little point in further discussion.

Pointnoun

(obsolete) The smallest quantity of something; a jot, a whit.

Pointnoun

(obsolete) A tiny amount of time; a moment.

Pointnoun

A specific location or place, seen as a spatial position.

We should meet at a pre-arranged point.

Pointnoun

A zero-dimensional mathematical object representing a location in one or more dimensions; something considered to have position but no magnitude or direction.

Pointnoun

A full stop or other terminal punctuation mark.

Pointnoun

(music) A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time. In ancient music, it distinguished or characterized certain tones or styles (points of perfection, of augmentation, etc.). In modern music, it is placed on the right of a note to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half.

Pointnoun

(by extension) A note; a tune.

Pointnoun

A distinguishing quality or characteristic.

Logic isn't my strong point.

Pointnoun

Something tiny, as a pinprick; a very small mark.

The stars showed as tiny points of yellow light.

Pointnoun

(now only in phrases) A tenth; formerly also a twelfth.

Possession is nine points of the law.

Pointnoun

Each of the marks or strokes written above letters, especially in Semitic languages, to indicate vowels, stress etc.

Pointnoun

A unit of scoring in a game or competition.

The one with the most points will win the game

Pointnoun

(mathematics) A decimal point (now especially when reading decimal fractions aloud).

10.5 is "ten point five", or ten and a half.

Pointnoun

(economics) A unit used to express differences in prices of stocks and shares.

Pointnoun

(typography) a unit of measure equal to 1/12 of a pica, or approximately 1/72 of an inch (exactly 1/72 of an inch in the digital era).

Pointnoun

(UK) An electric power socket.

Pointnoun

A unit of bearing equal to one thirty-second of a circle, i.e. 11.25°.

Ship ahoy, three points off the starboard bow!

Pointnoun

(UK) A unit of measure for rain, equal to 0.254 mm or 0.01 of an inch.

Pointnoun

A sharp extremity.

Pointnoun

The sharp tip of an object.

Cut the skin with the point of the knife.

Pointnoun

Any projecting extremity of an object.

Pointnoun

An object which has a sharp or tapering tip.

His cowboy belt was studded with points.

Pointnoun

(backgammon) Each of the twelve triangular positions in either table of a backgammon board, on which the stones are played.

Pointnoun

A peninsula or promontory.

Pointnoun

The position at the front or vanguard of an advancing force.

Pointnoun

Each of the main directions on a compass, usually considered to be 32 in number; a direction.

Pointnoun

(nautical) The difference between two points of the compass.

to fall off a point

Pointnoun

Pointedness of speech or writing; a penetrating or decisive quality of expression.

Pointnoun

A railroad switch.

Pointnoun

An area of contrasting colour on an animal, especially a dog; a marking.

The point color of that cat was a deep, rich sable.

Pointnoun

A tine or snag of an antler.

Pointnoun

(fencing) A movement executed with the sabre or foil.

tierce point

Pointnoun

(heraldry) One of the several different parts of the escutcheon.

Pointnoun

(nautical) A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails.

Pointnoun

(historical) A string or lace used to tie together certain garments.

Pointnoun

Lace worked by the needle.

point de Venise; Brussels point

Pointnoun

An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.

Pointnoun

The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game.

The dog came to a point.

Pointnoun

(falconry) The perpendicular rising of a hawk over the place where its prey has gone into cover.

Pointnoun

The act of pointing, as of the foot downward in certain dance positions.

Pointnoun

The gesture of extending the index finger in a direction in order to indicate something.

Pointnoun

A vaccine point.

Pointnoun

In various sports, a position of a certain player, or, by extension, the player occupying that position.

Pointnoun

(cricket) A fielding position square of the wicket on the off side, between gully and cover.

Pointnoun

The position of the player of each side who stands a short distance in front of the goalkeeper.

Pointnoun

(baseball) The position of the pitcher and catcher.

Pointnoun

(hunting) A spot to which a straight run is made; hence, a straight run from point to point; a cross-country run.

Pointverb

(intransitive) To extend the index finger in the direction of something in order to show where it is or to draw attention to it.

It's rude to point at other people.

Pointverb

(intransitive) To draw attention to something or indicate a direction.

The arrow of a compass points northThe skis were pointing uphill.The arrow on the map points towards the entrance

Pointverb

(intransitive) To face in a particular direction.

Pointverb

(transitive) To direct toward an object; to aim.

to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort

Pointverb

To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end.

to point a dart, a pencil, or (figuratively) a moral

Pointverb

(intransitive) To indicate a probability of something.

Pointverb

To repair mortar.

Pointverb

To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it to a smooth surface.

Pointverb

(stone-cutting) To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.

Pointverb

(transitive) To direct or encourage (someone) in a particular direction.

If he asks for food, point him toward the refrigerator.

Pointverb

To separate an integer from a decimal with a decimal point.

Pointverb

(transitive) To mark with diacritics.

Pointverb

(dated) To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate.

to point a composition

Pointverb

To direct the central processing unit to seek information at a certain location in memory.

Pointverb

To direct requests sent to a domain name to the IP address corresponding to that domain name.

Pointverb

To sail close to the wind.

Bear off a little, we're pointing.

Pointverb

To indicate the presence of game by a fixed and steady look, as certain hunting dogs do.

Pointverb

To approximate to the surface; to head.

Pointverb

(obsolete) To appoint.

Pointverb

(dated) To give point to (something said or done); to give particular prominence or force to.

Pointnoun

a geometric element that has position but no extension;

a point is defined by its coordinates

Pointnoun

the precise location of something; a spatially limited location;

she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

Pointnoun

a brief version of the essential meaning of something;

get to the pointhe missed the point of the jokelife has lost its point

Pointnoun

a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process;

a remarkable degree of franknessat what stage are the social sciences?

Pointnoun

an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole;

several of the details are similara point of information

Pointnoun

an instant of time;

at that point I had to leave

Pointnoun

the object of an activity;

what is the point of discussing it?

Pointnoun

a V shape;

the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points

Pointnoun

a very small circular shape;

a row of pointsdraw lines between the dots

Pointnoun

the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest;

he scored 20 points in the first halfa touchdown counts 6 points

Pointnoun

a promontory extending out into a large body of water;

they sailed south around the point

Pointnoun

a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list;

he noticed an item in the New York Timesshe had several items on her shopping listthe main point on the agenda was taken up first

Pointnoun

a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect

Pointnoun

an outstanding characteristic;

his acting was one of the high points of the movie

Pointnoun

sharp end;

he stuck the point of the knife into a treehe broke the point of his pencil

Pointnoun

any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass;

he checked the point on his compass

Pointnoun

a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch

Pointnoun

a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations;

in England they call a period a stop

Pointnoun

a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer;

the point of the arrow was due north

Pointnoun

the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point

Pointnoun

a distinguishing or individuating characteristic;

he knows my bad points as well as my good points

Pointnoun

the gun muzzle's direction;

he held me up at the point of a gun

Pointnoun

a wall socket

Pointnoun

a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts distributor points and current flows to the spark plugs

Pointverb

indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively;

I showed the customer the glove sectionHe pointed to the empty parking spacehe indicated his opponents

Pointverb

be oriented;

The weather vane points North

Pointverb

direct into a position for use;

point a gunHe charged his weapon at me

Pointverb

direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Pointverb

be a signal for or a symptom of;

These symptoms indicate a serious illnessHer behavior points to a severe neurosisThe economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued

Pointverb

sail close to the wind

Pointverb

mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

Pointverb

mark with diacritics;

point the letter

Pointverb

mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes

Pointverb

be positionable in a specified manner;

The gun points with ease

Pointverb

intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;

He aimed his fists towards his opponent's facecriticism directed at her superiordirect your anger towards others, not towards yourself

Pointverb

give a point to;

The candles are tapered

Pointverb

repair the joints of bricks;

point a chimney