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Pointing definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

POINT'ING, ppr. Directing the finger; showing; directing.
1. Marking with points; as a writing.
2. Filling the joints and crevices of a wall with mortar or cement.
POINT'ING, n. The art of making the divisions of a writing; punctuation.
1. The state of being pointed with marks or points.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 cement or mortar filling the joints of brickwork. 2 facing produced by this. 3 the process of producing this.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Point Point, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pointed; p. pr. & vb. n. Pointing.] [Cf. F. pointer. See Point, n.] 1. To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also figuratively; as, to point a moral. 2. To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort. 3. Hence, to direct the attention or notice of. Whosoever should be guided through his battles by Minerva, and pointed to every scene of them. --Pope. 4. To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to point a composition. 5. To mark (as Hebrew) with vowel points. 6. To give particular prominence to; to designate in a special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the error was pointed out. --Pope. He points it, however, by no deviation from his straightforward manner of speech. --Dickens. 7. To indicate or discover by a fixed look, as game. 8. (Masonry) To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it to a smooth surface. 9. (Stone Cutting) To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool. To point a rope (Naut.), to taper and neatly finish off the end by interweaving the nettles. To point a sail (Naut.), to affix points through the eyelet holes of the reefs. To point off, to divide into periods or groups, or to separate, by pointing, as figures. To point the yards (of a vessel) (Naut.), to brace them so that the wind shall strike the sails obliquely. --Totten.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pointing Point"ing, n. 1. The act of sharpening. 2. The act of designating, as a position or direction, by means of something pointed, as a finger or a rod. 3. The act or art of punctuating; punctuation. 4. The act of filling and finishing the joints in masonry with mortar, cement, etc.; also, the material so used. 5. The rubbing off of the point of the wheat grain in the first process of high milling. 6. (Sculpt.) 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Pointing is a way of filling in the gaps between the bricks or stones on the outside of a building so that the surface becomes sealed. He did the pointing in the stonework himself. 2. Pointing is the cement between the bricks or stones in a wall.


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