point out meaning

WPoint out
  • Point out means to show someone who a person is or where something is.
  • VerbSGpoints outPRpointing outPT, PPpointed out
    1. VT IDI To identify among a group of similar subjects, or in a scene where the subject might not be readily seen or noticed, with a gesture of the body.
      1. He pointed out the little brown bird in the tree.
      2. She pointed out the two drummers in the class.
    2. (figuratively) IDI To tell, remind, indicate.
      1. I would just like to point out that we need to finish our meeting by 9 o'clock.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The Soviets also distributed flyers pointing out the mujahidin resistance was financed by the U.S.
      • Furniss pointed out that in 1972, a year before Lycra skinsuits replaced nylon-skirted suits to spark the first swimwear revolution of the modern era, there were 53 world records set.
      • Nevertheless, I will point out the beauty of the little Dutch girl, of the little Argentinian (Maria Alba), the athletic perfection of Louise Brooks, who is as attractive and slapable as ever.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • We also briefly study the role of nonisochronicity parameter on chimera states, where the existence of multi-chimera state with respect to the coupling range is pointed out.

Meaning of point out for the defined word.

Grammatically, this idiom "point out" is a phrase, more specifically, a phrasal verb. It's also a verb, more specifically, a phrasal verb and a transitive verb.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Phrases
      • Phrasal verbs
        • Phrasal verbs with particle (out)
      • Verbs
        • Phrasal verbs
          • Phrasal verbs with particle (out)
          • Transitive verbs
        Definiteness: Level 1
        Definite    ➨     Versatile

        Other Vocabulary

        Look-Alike Words
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