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compass point

1 noun north, east etc aird chompáisrinn chompáishe pointed out the four compass points to us thaispeáin sé ceithre hairde an chompáis dúinn 2 noun point of compassesrinn chompáisbior compáis 3 noun MATH in geometryrinn chompáis

point

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noun
1 noun one idea, argument, issue etcpointe masc4  c m u10-point plan plean 10 bpointeon this point we're all agreed táimid uilig ar aon intinn faoin bpointe seoI agree with you on all points tá mé ag teacht leat go huile is go hiomlántwo main points concern us tá dhá mhórphointe ag déanamh imní dúinnpoint by point pointe ar phointea point of no importance pointe gan tábhachtit's a point of detail mionrud atá annit's a point of honour with her is ceist onóra é dia point of law pointe dlí, ceist dlía point of grammar ceist ghramadaí, pointe gramadaía point of concern ábhar imní, údar buarthaon a point of principle ar cheist phrionsabailin point of fact I didn't say that is é fírinne an scéil nach ndúirt mé é sin, chun an fhírinne a rá ní dúirt mé é sin 2 noun what sb is trying to saypointe masc4  c m u to make a point about sth pointe a dhéanamh faoi rudshe made the point about it being unfair rinne sí an pointe nach raibh sé cothrom the point is that we should help them is é bun agus barr an scéil gur chóir dúinn cabhrú leo my point was that it's too late is é an rud a bhí mé ag iarraidh a rá ná go bhfuil sé ródhéanach do you get my point? an dtuigeann tú leat mé?, an bhfuil tú liom?that's not the point ní hé sin an cheist, ní hé sin éthat's beside the point ní bhaineann sé sin le hábhar, ní bhaineann sé sin leis an scéalthat's just the point! sin go díreach é!, leag tú do mhéar air!you should stick to the point ba cheart duit cloí leis an ábhar, ba cheart duit fanacht leis an scéal
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3 noun reason or purposecúis fem2  c m ucuspóir masc3  c m uaidhm fem2  c m uwhat's the point of his visit? cad é an chúis atá lena chuairt?, cad é an cuspóir atá lena chuairt?there was no point at all to his story ní raibh bun ná barr lena scéal, ní raibh ciall ná réasún lena scéal I don't see the point of that (also I don't get the point of that) ní thuigim, cén mhaith é sin, ní léir dom cad is fiú é sin there was no point (also there wasn't any point) níorbh fhiú é, ní raibh gar ann, cur amú ama a bhí annthere's no point in complaining níl aon mhaith bheith ag clamhsán, ní fiú bheith ag casaoid, níl gar bheith ag gearán what's the point of talking? cén mhaith bheith ag caint? that's the whole point sin é bun agus barr an scéil 4 noun aspect or featuregné fem4  c m utréith fem2  c m uthe main points of the system príomhghnéithe an chóraishis good points outweigh his bad points is mó na dea-thréithe ná na drochthréithe atá aigethat's not her strong point ní hé sin an bua is mó atá aicithese are the points you've got to be careful about seo iad na rudaí ar gá bheith cúramach fúthu 5 noun particular moment in timeam masc3  c m upointe masc4  c m uat certain points ag pointí áirithe, ag amanna áirithewe've reached the halfway point in the project táimid leath bealaigh tríd an tionscadalstop me at any point stop mé am ar biththis is the right point to look at this seo an t-am ceart le breathnú air seofrom that point onwards uaidh sin amach, uaidh sin ar aghaidh, ón am sin amach at this point I'd like to thank our sponsors ag an bpointe seo ba mhaith liom buíochas a ghlacadh lenár n-urraí it's only a draft at this point in time níl ann ach dréacht go fóill beag, níl ann ach dréacht i láthair na huaire 6 noun particular stage in process/developmentpointe masc4  c m udo not proceed past this point ná téigh níos faide ná seo, ná téigh thar an áit seoI'd been doing well up until that point bhí ag éirí go maith liom go dtí sinthat was the high point in our season ba é sin buaicphointe an tséasúir againneshares reached a low point thit luach scaireanna ar fadI reached a low point after his death bhí mé in ísle brí tar éis a bháis I'd got to the point where I couldn't take any more bhí mé sa riocht nach dtiocfadh liom cur suas lena thuilleadh, bhí mo dhóthain agam faoin tráth sin he was pushed to the point of resigning cuireadh an oiread sin brú air gur éirigh sé as she's driving him to the point of distraction tá sé ar strae sa chloigeann aici, tá sí á chur as a mheabhair 7 noun particular placeáit fem2  c m upointe masc4  c m uthe highest point in the locality an áit is airde sa dúichepoint of entry bealach isteachat various points along your route ag áiteanna éagsúla ar do thurasat the point where the M1 joins the M50 san áit a mbuaileann an M1 leis an M50 8 noun MATH particular position on graph, map etcpointe masc4  c m upoint A pointe A 9 noun pointed partbarr masc1  c m ubior masc3  c m urinn fem2  c m ugob masc1  c m upoint of a pen bior pinnpoint of a pencil barr peann luaidhepoint of a sword rinn claímhthe point of a knife barr scinea star with five points réalta a bhfuil cúig rinn uirthi 10 noun small area of light/colourpoint of light léas beag solais, drithlín solaispoint of colour breacadh datha 11 noun GAMES, SPOR a scorepointe masc4  c m uthey lost by two points chaill siad le dhá phointethe black is worth seven points is fiú seacht bpointe an dubhGalway are on nine points tá naoi bpointe ag Gaillimh 12 noun FOOT, HURL-CAM in football, hurling etccúilín masc4  c m upointe masc4  c m uDonegal won by two points bhain Tír Chonaill le dhá chúilínshe scored a goal and four points fuair sí cúl agus ceithre phointe 13 noun STAT, POL unit, percentpointe masc4  c m uit went up two points tháinig méadú dhá phointe air, mhéadaigh sé dhá phointe 14 noun MATH decimal pointpointe masc4  c m uponc masc1four point two a ceathair pointe a dó, a ceathair ponc a dó 15 noun PUBL font sizepointe masc4  c m ufont size of twelve points clómhéid dhá phointe dhéag 16 noun GEOG pointed part of landceann tíre NP  c m urinn fem2  c m ugob masc1  c m uCarnsore Point Ceann an Chairn 17 noun (also compass point) GEOG on compassaird fem2  c m urinn fem2  c m uthe eight points of the compass ocht n-airde an chompáisfrom all points as gach aird, as na ceithre hairde 18 noun ELECTRIC electrical socketpointe masc4  c m ucharge point pointe luchtaithepower point pointe cumhachta
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19 verb indicate with gesture of finger etc
INTRANSITIVEméar a dhíriúméar a shíneadhshe pointed down dhírigh sí a méar síosit's rude to point at a person tá sé drochmhúinte do mhéar a dhíriú ar dhuinewhat's he pointing at? cad air a bhfuil sé ag díriú?she pointed at the house with her stick dhírigh sí a bata i dtreo an tí
TRANSITIVEdon't point your finger at me! ná dírigh do mhéar ormsa!she pointed her head in the direction of the kitchen chlaon sí a ceann i dtreo na cistine
20 verb (of arrow, sign etc) indicate a direction
INTRANSITIVEthe compass always points to the north bíonn aghaidh an chompáis ó thuaidh i gcónaí
TRANSITIVE to point the way an bealach a thaispeáint, eolas na slí a thabhairt follow the signs that point the way to the port lean na comharthaí a thugann eolas an bhealaigh chuig an gcalafort
21 verb indicate way to sbtreoraigh verb  c m ucuir verb  c m u TRANSITIVEhe pointed me in the direction of the hotel threoraigh sé mé i dtreo an óstáin, chuir sé i dtreo an óstáin mé 22 verb indicate information, course of action etc to sb TRANSITIVEshe'll point you to whatever you need cuirfidh sí thú i dtreo pé rud atá uait, inseoidh sí duit cá bhfuil aon rud a theastaíonn uaitto point sb in the right direction figurative duine a chur sa treo ceart, duine a chur ar bhealach a leasa 23 verb suggest particular fact, conclusion etc
INTRANSITIVEeverything here points towards murder tá gach cosúlacht ar an scéal gur dúnmharú é seothe evidence points that way sin an chuma atá ar an bhfianaise
TRANSITIVEit points the way towards a better future déanfaidh sé an t-eolas dúinn i leith todhchaí níos fearr
24 verb aim gun, camera etc TRANSITIVEshe pointed her gun at the rabbit dhírigh sí a gunna ar an gcoinínhe pointed the car towards Dublin thug sé aghaidh an chairr ar Bhaile Átha Cliath 25 verb (of object) aim, face etc in particular direction INTRANSITIVEthe car is pointing in the wrong direction tá an carr iompaithe sa treo contráiltetheir guns were pointing at me bhí a ngunnaí dírithe ormsa 26 verb extend toes TRANSITIVEto point your toes do ladhracha a dhíriú 27 verb COMP place cursor
INTRANSITIVEpointeáil verb  c m upoint at the word and click pointeáil ar an bhfocal agus cliceáil
TRANSITIVEpointeáil verb  c m upoint the mouse over the icon pointeáil an luch thar an deilbhín
28 verb COMP act as link to document, website etc INTRANSITIVEthat should point to the home page ba cheart go ndéanfadh sé sin nasc leis an leathanach baile 29 verb COMP create/use link to document, website etc TRANSITIVEpoint the browser at the company website pointeáil an brabhsálaí ar láithreán gréasáin an chomhlachta 30 verb CONSTR put mortar between bricks TRANSITIVEpointeáil verb  c m u 31 verb FOOT, HURL-CAM score
INTRANSITIVEcúilín a aimsiúpointe a aimsiúcúilín a fháilpointe a fháilshe pointed from midfield d'aimsigh sí cúilín ó lár na páirce, fuair sí pointe ó lár na páirce
TRANSITIVEcúilín a aimsiú ópointe a aimsiú ócúilín a fháil ópointe a fháil óhe pointed a sideline cut d'aimsigh sé cúilín ó phoc taobhlíne
phrases

at all points

an t-am ar fadar feadh an achairi rith an amathe actors remained on stage at all points d'fhan na haisteoirí ar an ardán an t-am ar fad, d'fhan na haisteoirí ar an ardán ó thús go deireadhthe work was well done at all points obair mhaith a bhí ann ó thús deireadh

at one point

ag tráth amháinuair amháinag am amháinthey nearly died at one point is beag nár cailleadh iad ag tráth amháinat one point there was no road here bhí tráth ann nach raibh aon bhóthar anseo, ní raibh bealach ar bith anseo in am amháin

at some point

am éiginuair éiginat some point in the future am éigin amach anseo

the finer points

na mionsonraíto sort out the finer points na mionsonraí a réiteachto discuss the finer points of Irish politics polaitíocht na hÉireann a phlé go mion

to get to the point

(also

to come to the point

) get to the point! abair an rud atá ar d'intinn!, abair amach é!I'll come to the point tiocfaidh mé go croí an scéil

good point

that's a good point an-phointe, pointe maith, tá an ceart agat

to have a point

you have a point there! tá an ceart agat ansin!, is fíor duit!

to have a point to prove

they had a point to prove bhí rud éigin le cruthú acu

I see your point

(also

I take your point

) I see your point tuigim do phointe, feicim an rud atá tú a ráI take your point about advertising glacaim le do phointe faoi fhógraíocht, tá mé leat faoi fhógraíocht

to make a point

(also

to make your point

, to prove a point

) I'm doing it to make a point tá mé á dhéanamh le seasamh a thógáilyou've made your point! tá do chuid ráite agat!, dúirt tú an méid a bhí le rá agat!, chuala mé thú!

to make a point of doing sth

féachaint chuige go ndéanann tú ruda dhéanamh cinnte go ndéanann tú rudI made a point of saying it dúirt mé d'aon ghnó é, dúirt mé in aon turas é, rinne mé cinnte de go ndúirt mé éI made a point of speaking to her in person d'fhéach mé chuige go labhróinn léi go pearsanta, rinne mé cinnte de gur labhair mé léi go pearsanta

to miss the point

you've missed the point of what she was saying níor thuig tú an rud a bhí á rá aiciyou've obviously missed the point of the novel is léir nár thug tú brí an úrscéil leat, is léir go bhfuil míthuiscint ort faoin úrscéal

more to the point

he's clever and, more to the point, he's kind tá sé cliste agus, níos tábhachtaí fós, tá sé cineálta

off the point

that's totally off the point ní bhaineann sin le hábhar ar chor ar bithwe're getting off the point táimid ag imeacht ón ábhar

on points

ar bhonn pointíTaylor won on points bhuaigh Taylor ar bhonn pointí

to be on the point of doing sth

bheith ar tí rud a dhéanamhI was on the point of leaving bhí mé ar tí imeacht, bhí mé ar bhéala imeacht, bhí mé réidh le himeachtto be on the point of death bheith ar tí bás a fháil, bheith ag saothrú an bháis, bheith sna críocha déanacha, bheith i mbéal an bháis

to point the finger

(also

to point a finger

, to point fingers

) to point the finger at sb/sth an mhéar a dhíriú i dtreo duine/ruda, an milleán a chur ar dhuine/rud, an locht a chur ar dhuine/rud

the point of no return

I'd reached the point of no return bhí mé gafa rófhada leis, ní raibh aon dul siar anois agam air, ní raibh filleadh agam air

point taken

glacaim leis sin

to score points

1 have advantagesdéanamh go maiththis is where Ireland scores points over other countries seo an áit a bhfuil Éire chun cinn ar thíortha eile 2 pejorative gain small victoriespointí a scóráilthey're trying to score political points off each other tá siad ag scóráil pointí polaitiúla ar a chéile

that's a point

is fíor sintá an ceart ansin agat

to the point

ábharthathis distinction is to the point baineann an dealú seo le hábharkeep your suggestions to the point bíodh do chuid moltaí ábhartha, baineadh do chuid moltaí leis an ábhar

up to a point

go pointe áirithe

when it comes to the point

nuair a théann an chúis go cnámh na huillinnenuair a thagann an crú ar an tairne

to not put too fine a point on it

gan fiacail a chur annyou were rude, not to put too fine a point on it bhí tú mímhúinte, gan fiacail a chur ann; gan a bheith anonn is anall leis, bhí tú mímhúinte