简明英汉词典

beside the point
adv.
离题, 不中肯

美国传统词典[双解]

point
point
AHD:[point]
D.J.[p%int]
K.K.[p%!nt]
n.Abbr. pt.(名词)缩写 pt.

(1)

A sharp or tapered end:
尖端:尖锐的或尖细的一端:
the point of a knife; the point of the antenna.
刀尖;天线的尖端

(2)

An object having a sharp or tapered end:
尖物:有尖锐或尖细顶端的物体:
a stone projectile point.
石制的抛掷尖物

(3)

A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory.
角,岬,半岛:伸入水中的一块逐渐变得尖细的陆地;半岛、角或岬

(4)

A mark formed by or as if by a sharp end.
点:由或仿佛由一个尖头形成的标记

(5)

A mark or dot used in printing or writing for punctuation, especially a period.
句点:印刷或书写中作为标点的一个标记或圆点,尤指一个句号

(6)

A decimal point.
小数点

(7)

Linguistics A vowel point.
【语言学】 元音符号

(8)

One of the protruding marks used in certain methods of writing and printing for the sightless.
(盲人用以点字的)点:突起的标记之一,用于某些为盲人设计的书写和印刷方法中

(9)

Mathematics A dimensionless geometric object having no properties except location.
【数学】 点:除了位置没有其它特点的无维几何体

(10)

A place or locality considered with regard to its position:
地点:考虑到位置的地方或方位:
connections to Chicago and points west.
连接芝加哥及其以西的一些地点

(11)

A narrowly particularized and localized position or place; a spot:
位置:十分具体且固定的地方或位置;地点:
The troops halted at a point roughly 1,000 yards from the river.
部队在距河约一千码的地方停了下来

(12)

A specified degree, condition, or limit, as in a scale or course:
确定的程度,确定的情况:特定的程度、状况或界限,如在标度或过程中:
the melting point of a substance.
某物质的熔点

(13)

Any of the 32 equal divisions marked at the circumference of a mariner's compass card that indicate direction.
罗盘上三十二个方位之一:用来指示方向的水手罗经刻度盘圆周上标记的三十二等分中之一

(14)

The interval of 11=15¢ between any two adjacent markings.
两个相邻的刻度之间11=15¢的夹角

(15)

A distinct condition or degree:
某种状况,某种程度:
finally reached the point of exhaustion.
终于到达筋疲力尽的程度

(16)

The interval of time immediately before a given occurrence; the verge:
…关头:紧接在一个特定的事件前面的时间间隔;临界点:
on the point of resignation; at the point of death.
正要辞职之时;死亡之时

(17)

A specific moment in time:
时刻:时间上的一个特定的时刻:
At this point, we are ready to proceed.
这时,我们正准备前进

(18)

An objective or a purpose to be reached or achieved, or one that is worth reaching or achieving:
目的:将被达到或取得的目标或目的,或值得达到或取得的目标或目的:
What is the point of discussing this issue further?
这件事再讨论下去有什么意义呢?

(19)

The major idea or essential part of a concept or narrative:
要点;要义:一个概念或叙述的主要观点或最关键的部分:
You have missed the whole point of the novel.
你忽略这篇小说的要点

(20)

A significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument, or suggestion:
重要的建议,出众的想法:重要的、非同一般的或有效的观点、论点或建议:
Your point is well taken.
你的建议被很好地采纳了

(21)

A separate, distinguishing item or element; a detail:
特点:单独的、与众不同的项目或因素;细节:
Diplomacy is certainly not one of his strong points. Your weak point is your constant need for approval.
外交显然不是他的特长。你的弱点是你总是需要得到别人的同意才有信心

(22)

A quality or characteristic that is important or distinctive, especially a standard characteristic used to judge an animal.
体格的优劣点:一种重要或特殊的品质或特征,尤指用来判断动物的一个标准的特征

(23)

A single unit, as in counting, rating, or measuring.
单位:一种单位,如计数、测试或测量中所用的单位

(24)

A unit of academic credit usually equal to one hour of class work per week during one semester.
学分:学分的单位,通常等于一学期中每周的一个课时

(25)

A numerical unit of academic achievement equal to a letter grade.
分数:学业成绩的数字形式的单位,等于用字母表示的等级

(26)

Sports Games A unit of scoring or counting.
【体育运动】 【游戏】 计分或计数的单位

(27)

A unit equal to one dollar, used to quote or state variations in the current prices of stocks or commodities.
点:一种相当于一美元的单位,用来报出或陈述股票或商品现价的变化

(28)

A unit equal to one percent, used to quote or state interest rates or shares in gross profits.
百分点:等于一个百分点的单位,用来报出或陈述利率或以毛利计算的股票

(29)

One percent of the total principal of a loan, paid up front to the lender and considered separately from the interest.
贴息:一笔贷款的总本金的百分之一,预先支付给借出一方,并和利息分开考虑

(30)

Music A phrase, such as a fugue subject, in contrapuntal music.
【音乐】 对位音乐的短句:对位乐中的一个乐句,如一个赋格主题

(31)

Printing A unit of type size equal to 0.01384 inch, or approximately !/72 of an inch.
【印刷术】 磅因:印刷字体大小的一种单位,等于0.01384英寸,或约为七十二分之一英寸

(32)

A jeweler's unit of weight equal to 2 milligrams or 0.01 carat.
点:宝石商所用的重量单位,等于2微克或0.01克拉

(33)

The act or an instance of pointing.
瞄准:指的行为或事例

(34)

The stiff and attentive stance taken by a hunting dog.
警觉的立姿:猎狗所采取的僵硬而定神贯注的姿势

(35)

Needlepoint.
针尖

(36)

See bobbin lace
参见 bobbin lace

(37)

A reconnaissance or patrol unit that moves ahead of an advance party or guard, or that follows a rear guard.
尖兵:在一群前进的士兵或卫兵前面移动的侦察或巡逻的单位,也指尾随一支殿后的卫队

(38)

The position occupied by such a unit or guard:
尖兵的位置:由这样的一个单位或卫兵占据的位置:
A team of Rangers were walking point at the outset of the operation.
一队突击队员在军行之初担任尖兵

(39)

An electrical contact, especially one in the distributor of an automobile engine.
接触点:电触点,尤其是汽车发动机的配电器上的接触点

(40)

Chiefly British An electrical socket or outlet.
【多用于英国】 电源插头

(41)

points The extremities of an animal, such as a horse or dog.
points 动物的四肢,如马或狗的

(42)

A movable rail, tapered at the end, such as that used in a railroad switch.
转辙器:一端尖细可移动的铁轨,如用于铁路岔道的

(43)

The vertex of the angle created by the intersection of rails in a frog or switch.
辙叉角:在岔心或岔道上,由铁轨交叉而成的角的顶点

(44)

A ribbon or cord with a metal tag at the end, used to fasten clothing in the 16th and 17th centuries.
尖包头系带:末端带金属标签的丝带或细绳,16和17世纪被用来系衣服
v.(动词)
point.edpoint.ingpoints
v.tr.(及物动词)

(1)

To direct or aim:
指向,瞄准:
point a weapon.See Synonyms at aim
瞄准武器参见 aim

(2)

To bring (something) to notice:
指出:使(某物)被人注意:
pointed out an error in their reasoning.
指出他们在推论中的错误

(3)

To indicate the position or direction of:
指出…位置,指出…方向:
pointed out the oldest buildings on the skyline.
指出地平线最古老的建筑

(4)

To sharpen (a pencil, for example); provide with a point.
削尖(比如,一支铅笔);使…有尖头

(5)

To separate with decimal points:
用点号区隔:
pointing off the hundredths place in a column of figures.
在一行数字中每百位就用点号区隔

(6)

To mark (text) with points; punctuate.
给…加标点:用点符号来标记(文章);加标点于…

(7)

Linguistics To mark (a consonant) with a vowel point.
【语言学】 加元音符号:用元音符来标记(一个辅音)

(8)

To give emphasis to; stress:
强调;重点指出:
comments that simply point up flawed reasoning.
一番评论恰恰强调了推论的错误

(9)

To indicate the presence and position of (game) by standing immobile and directing the muzzle toward it. Used of a hunting dog.
(猎狗)指示猎物所在:站立不动并以嘴来指出(猎物的)存在和位置,用于一只猎狗

(10)

To fill and finish the joints of (masonry) with cement or mortar.
以灰泥填抹:用水泥或灰泥来填充和覆盖(石匠活的)结合部
v.intr.(不及物动词)

(1)

To direct attention or indicate position with or as if with the finger.
指示:用手指或仿佛用手指来引导注意或指示位置

(2)

To turn the mind or thought in a particular direction or to a particular conclusion:
表示,显示:使转向某一特定方向或某一特定思想:
All indications point to an early spring.
所有的迹象都显示春天的来临

(3)

To be turned or faced in a given direction; aim.
朝向,瞄准:被转向或面向某一特定的方向;瞄准

(4)

To indicate the presence and position of game. Used of a hunting dog.
(猎狗)指示猎物位置:指示猎物的存在和位置,用于一只猎狗

(5)

Nautical To sail close to the wind.
【航海】 迎风行驶

习惯用语

beside the point
Irrelevant to the matter at hand.
和手头的事无关的

in point
Having relevance or pertinence.
有关系的,相关的

in point of
With reference to; in the matter of:
就…而言;关于…:
In point of fact, I never lived at the address stated on the form.
事实上,我从未在表中所填的那个地址居住过

make a point of
To consider or treat (an action or activity) as indispensable:
特别注意,重视:把(一个行动或活动)视为或作为不可缺少的部分:
made a point of visiting their niece on the way home.
总是在回家的路上顺便看望他们的侄女

stretch a point
To make an exception.
破例

to the point
Concerning or with relevance to the matter at hand:
切题的,切中的:有关正在讨论的事件的,或与正在讨论的事件有关的:
remarks that were to the point; rambled and would not speak to the point.
和本题相关的话;随便地乱讲却不讲与本题相关的

语源

(1)

Middle English
中古英语

(2)

partly from Old French point [prick, mark, moment] from Vulgar Latin *punctum from Latin p?m [from neuter past participle of] pungere [to prick]
部分源自 古法语 point [刺痕,标记,时刻] 源自 俗拉丁语 *punctum 源自 拉丁语 p?m [] 源自pungere的中性过去分词 [刺,戳]

(3)

and partly from Old French pointe [sharp end] from Vulgar Latin *puncta from Latin p?a [feminine past participle of] pungere [to prick] * see peuk-
并且部分源自 古法语 pointe [尖头;尖端] 源自 俗拉丁语 *puncta 源自 拉丁语 p?a [] pungere的阴性过去分词 [刺,戳] *参见 peuk-

现代英汉词典

beside
[bI5saId]
prep.

(1)

在…近旁;在…旁边

(2)

和…相比
Beside yours our contributions count for little.
与你们的贡献比较起来,我们的算不了什么。
The refrigerators of this factory can be ranked beside the best of their kind in the world.
这家工厂的冰箱比得上国际上最好的同类产品。

习惯用语

beside the point
离题
To build another scyscraper in the city is beside the point.
在该城市再盖一座摩天大楼的问题不必谈了。

beside oneself (with)
几乎发狂
The children were beside themselves with excitement.
孩子们激动得发狂。

美国传统词典

point
point
AHD:[point]
D.J.[p%int]
K.K.[p%!nt]
n.Abbr. pt.

(1)

A sharp or tapered end:
the point of a knife; the point of the antenna.

(2)

An object having a sharp or tapered end:
a stone projectile point.

(3)

A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory.

(4)

A mark formed by or as if by a sharp end.

(5)

A mark or dot used in printing or writing for punctuation, especially a period.

(6)

A decimal point.

(7)

Linguistics A vowel point.

(8)

One of the protruding marks used in certain methods of writing and printing for the sightless.

(9)

Mathematics A dimensionless geometric object having no properties except location.

(10)

A place or locality considered with regard to its position:
connections to Chicago and points west.

(11)

A narrowly particularized and localized position or place; a spot:
The troops halted at a point roughly 1,000 yards from the river.

(12)

A specified degree, condition, or limit, as in a scale or course:
the melting point of a substance.

(13)

Any of the 32 equal divisions marked at the circumference of a mariner's compass card that indicate direction.

(14)

The interval of 11=15¢ between any two adjacent markings.

(15)

A distinct condition or degree:
finally reached the point of exhaustion.

(16)

The interval of time immediately before a given occurrence; the verge:
on the point of resignation; at the point of death.

(17)

A specific moment in time:
At this point, we are ready to proceed.

(18)

An objective or a purpose to be reached or achieved, or one that is worth reaching or achieving:
What is the point of discussing this issue further?

(19)

The major idea or essential part of a concept or narrative:
You have missed the whole point of the novel.

(20)

A significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument, or suggestion:
Your point is well taken.

(21)

A separate, distinguishing item or element; a detail:
Diplomacy is certainly not one of his strong points. Your weak point is your constant need for approval.

(22)

A quality or characteristic that is important or distinctive, especially a standard characteristic used to judge an animal.

(23)

A single unit, as in counting, rating, or measuring.

(24)

A unit of academic credit usually equal to one hour of class work per week during one semester.

(25)

A numerical unit of academic achievement equal to a letter grade.

(26)

Sports Games A unit of scoring or counting.

(27)

A unit equal to one dollar, used to quote or state variations in the current prices of stocks or commodities.

(28)

A unit equal to one percent, used to quote or state interest rates or shares in gross profits.

(29)

One percent of the total principal of a loan, paid up front to the lender and considered separately from the interest.

(30)

Music A phrase, such as a fugue subject, in contrapuntal music.

(31)

Printing A unit of type size equal to 0.01384 inch, or approximately !/72 of an inch.

(32)

A jeweler's unit of weight equal to 2 milligrams or 0.01 carat.

(33)

The act or an instance of pointing.

(34)

The stiff and attentive stance taken by a hunting dog.

(35)

Needlepoint.

(36)

See bobbin lace

(37)

A reconnaissance or patrol unit that moves ahead of an advance party or guard, or that follows a rear guard.

(38)

The position occupied by such a unit or guard:
A team of Rangers were walking point at the outset of the operation.

(39)

An electrical contact, especially one in the distributor of an automobile engine.

(40)

Chiefly British An electrical socket or outlet.

(41)

points The extremities of an animal, such as a horse or dog.

(42)

A movable rail, tapered at the end, such as that used in a railroad switch.

(43)

The vertex of the angle created by the intersection of rails in a frog or switch.

(44)

A ribbon or cord with a metal tag at the end, used to fasten clothing in the 16th and 17th centuries.
v.
point.ed, point.ing, points
v.tr.

(1)

To direct or aim:
point a weapon.See Synonyms at aim

(2)

To bring (something) to notice:
pointed out an error in their reasoning.

(3)

To indicate the position or direction of:
pointed out the oldest buildings on the skyline.

(4)

To sharpen (a pencil, for example); provide with a point.

(5)

To separate with decimal points:
pointing off the hundredths place in a column of figures.

(6)

To mark (text) with points; punctuate.

(7)

Linguistics To mark (a consonant) with a vowel point.

(8)

To give emphasis to; stress:
comments that simply point up flawed reasoning.

(9)

To indicate the presence and position of (game) by standing immobile and directing the muzzle toward it. Used of a hunting dog.

(10)

To fill and finish the joints of (masonry) with cement or mortar.
v.intr.

(1)

To direct attention or indicate position with or as if with the finger.

(2)

To turn the mind or thought in a particular direction or to a particular conclusion:
All indications point to an early spring.

(3)

To be turned or faced in a given direction; aim.

(4)

To indicate the presence and position of game. Used of a hunting dog.

(5)

Nautical To sail close to the wind.

习惯用语

beside the point
Irrelevant to the matter at hand.

in point
Having relevance or pertinence.

in point of
With reference to; in the matter of:
In point of fact, I never lived at the address stated on the form.

make a point of
To consider or treat (an action or activity) as indispensable:
made a point of visiting their niece on the way home.

stretch a point
To make an exception.

to the point
Concerning or with relevance to the matter at hand:
remarks that were to the point; rambled and would not speak to the point.

语源

(1)

Middle English

(2)

partly from Old French point [prick, mark, moment] from Vulgar Latin *punctum from Latin p?m [from neuter past participle of] pungere [to prick]

(3)

and partly from Old French pointe [sharp end] from Vulgar Latin *puncta from Latin p?a [feminine past participle of] pungere [to prick] * see peuk-

英汉航海大词典

beside the point
prep.不得要领,离题

英汉环境大词典

beside the point
n.离题的

英汉化学大词典

beside the point
adj.离题,不中肯,不得要领

英汉经贸大词典

beside the point
n.离题的

英汉能源大词典

beside the point
n.离题的

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