from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having an end coming to a point.
- adj. Sharp; cutting: pointed criticism.
- adj. Obviously directed at or making reference to a particular person or thing: a pointed comment.
- adj. Clearly evident or conspicuous; marked: a pointed lack of interest.
- adj. Characterized by the use of a pointed crown, as in Gothic architecture: a pointed arch.
- adj. Having a rough finish produced by a pointed tool. Used of masonry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of point.
- adj. Sharp, barbed; not dull.
- adj. In animals, having a coat pattern with points, that is, darkening of the extremities.
- adj. Directed negatively at a person or topic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sharp; having a sharp point.
- adj. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sharp; having a sharp point: as, a pointed rock.
- Aimed at or expressly intended for some particular person; directly applicable or applied; emphasized: as, a pointed remark.
- Epigrammatical; abounding in conceits or lively turns; piquant; sharp.
- In printing, pierced with points: said of a sheet of paper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a point
- adj. direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant
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"Stefana said -- oh, I couldn't hear what Stefana said, but she pointed an 'pointed, an' I came lickety.
When Ms. Jane Gilman, fourth grade teacher at the Stewart School, purchased a jar opener marketed by "OXO" in New York City, she noted a problem with the product's directions - the directions read: turn the jar opener in a counter-clockwise direction, but the arrows on the label pointed in a clockwise direction.
And I try not to give them what I call pointed advice, but I give them information so that they can make a decision.
But – as Erin pointed out in another comment – we also get caught up in other things.
On one such recent walk, Mr. Feinstein pointed to a dandelion growing at the edge of Buena Vista Park in San Francisco and explained, "To most people it's a weed, but that's my garden crop."
Craig responded, âNo! â I again pointed towards the exit.
"What we did was take a map of the United States and then we went head and pin pointed the members of congress that merited our attention and then we looked at those that might be politically vulnerable," said Joe Wierzbicki, a strategist with the conservative PAC Our Country Deserves Better, who are organizing the cross country Tea Party Express tour.
But, as Durbin pointed out later in the letter, Crossroads GPS "has spent nearly $20 million on television advertising specific to Senate campaigns this year."
As Ezra Klein pointed out in the Washington Post awhile back, this is a terrible idea.
Paulsen again pointed to history, saying the GDP growth of the past 25 years has been slower than most people realize, so that the current seemingly weak growth isn't actually that weak -- relatively speaking.