Pointing
Pointing Point"ing, n. 1. The act of sharpening. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of designating, as a position or direction, by means of something pointed, as a finger or a rod. [1913 Webster]

3. The act or art of punctuating; punctuation. [1913 Webster]

4. The act of filling and finishing the joints in masonry with mortar, cement, etc.; also, the material so used. [1913 Webster]

5. The rubbing off of the point of the wheat grain in the first process of high milling. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pointing — can be:* Pointing or Repointing, part of Stonemasonry or masonry *Pointing, the gesture *The process of adding vowel points to an consonantal alphabet, called niqqud in Hebrew and harakat in Arabic *The process of distinguishing consonants with… …   Wikipedia

  • pointing — (n.) the filling up of exterior faces of joints in brickwork, late 15c., verbal noun from POINT (Cf. point) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pointing — ► NOUN ▪ mortar or cement used to fill the joints of brickwork or tiling …   English terms dictionary

  • pointing — [[t]pɔ͟ɪntɪŋ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT 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) N UNCOUNT Pointing is the… …   English dictionary

  • Pointing — Point 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pointing — /poyn ting/, n. (in masonry) mortar used as a finishing touch to brickwork. [1835 45; POINT + ING1] * * * ▪ brickwork       in building maintenance, the technique of repairing mortar joints between bricks or other masonry elements. When aging… …   Universalium

  • Pointing — This interesting surname of Anglo Saxon origin with variant spellings, Pointin, Pointon, Ponting, etc., is a dialectal variant of the locational name Pointon in Lincolnshire, deriving from the Olde English personal name Pohha plus ing people of… …   Surnames reference

  • pointing — adj. Pointing is used with these nouns: ↑finger …   Collocations dictionary

  • pointing — pɔɪntɪŋ n. indicating, instance of pointing out; heading, direction pɔɪnt n. spot, pinpoint; tip, prong; essence, gist; intention; matter; small measurement used to measure font size (Computers) v. indicate; emphasize; sharpen; direct …   English contemporary dictionary

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