Pronunciation: (poin'tid), [key]
1. having a point or points: a pointed arch.
2. sharp or piercing: pointed wit.
3. having direct effect, significance, or force: pointed criticism.
4. directed; aimed: a pointed gun.
5. directed particularly, as at a person: a pointed remark.
6. marked; emphasized.
7. Heraldry.(of a cross) having parallel sides with points formed by two inclined sides on each end: a cross pointed.
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