The difference between Opinion and Point

When used as nouns, opinion means a subjective belief, judgment or perspective that a person has formed about a topic, issue, person or thing, whereas point means an individual element in a larger whole.

When used as verbs, opinion means to have or express as an opinion, whereas point means to extend the index finger in the direction of something in order to show where it is or to draw attention to it.

check bellow for the other definitions of Opinion and Point

  1. Opinion as a noun:

    A subjective belief, judgment or perspective that a person has formed about a topic, issue, person or thing.


    "I would like to know your opinions on the new filing system."

    "In my opinion, white chocolate is better than milk chocolate."

    "Every man is a fool in some man's opinion."

  2. Opinion as a noun:

    The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.

  3. Opinion as a noun (obsolete):

    Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.

  4. Opinion as a noun (obsolete):

    Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.

  5. Opinion as a noun:

    The formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a doctor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted.

  6. Opinion as a noun (European Union law):

    a judicial opinion delivered by an Advocate General to the European Court of Justice where he or she proposes a legal solution to the cases for which the court is responsible

  1. Opinion as a verb (transitive, archaic):

    To have or express as an opinion.

  1. Point as a noun (archaic):

    A discrete division of something. An individual element in a larger whole; a particular detail, thought, or quality. A particular moment in an event or occurrence; a juncture. Condition, state. A topic of discussion or debate; a proposition. A focus of conversation or consideration; the main idea. A purpose or objective, which makes something meaningful. The smallest quantity of something; a jot, a whit. A tiny amount of time; a moment. A specific location or place, seen as a spatial position. A zero-dimensional mathematical object representing a location in one or more dimensions; something considered to have position but no magnitude or direction. A full stop or other terminal punctuation mark. A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time. In ancient music, it distinguished or characterized certain tones or styles (points of perfection, of augmentation, etc.). In modern music, it is placed on the right of a note to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half. A note; a tune. A distinguishing quality or characteristic. Something tiny, as a pinprick; a very small mark. A tenth; formerly also a twelfth. Each of the marks or strokes written above letters, especially in Semitic languages, to indicate vowels, stress etc. A unit of scoring in a game or competition. A decimal point (now especially when reading decimal fractions aloud). A unit used to express differences in prices of stocks and shares. a unit of measure equal to 1/12 of a pica, or approximately 1/72 of an inch (exactly 1/72 of an inch in the digital era). An electric power socket. A unit of bearing equal to one thirty-second of a circle, i.e. 11.25. A unit of measure for rain, equal to 0.254 mm or 0.01 of an inch.


    "The Congress debated the finer points of the bill."

    "There comes a point in a marathon when some people give up."

    "At this point in the meeting, I'd like to propose a new item for the agenda."

    "She was not feeling in good point."

    "I made the point that we all had an interest to protect."

    "The point is that we should stay together, whatever happens."

    "Since the decision has already been made, I see little point in further discussion."

    "We should meet at a pre-arranged point."

    "Logic isn't my strong point."

    "The stars showed as tiny points of yellow light."

    "Possession is nine points of the law."

    "The one with the most points will win the game"

    "10.5 ("ten point five"; = ten and a half)"

    "Ship ahoy, three points off the starboard bow!"

  2. Point as a noun (backgammon):

    A sharp extremity. The sharp tip of an object. Any projecting extremity of an object. An object which has a sharp or tapering tip. Each of the twelve triangular positions in either table of a backgammon board, on which the stones are played. A peninsula or promontory. The position at the front or vanguard of an advancing force. Each of the main directions on a compass, usually considered to be 32 in number; a direction. The difference between two points of the compass. Pointedness of speech or writing; a penetrating or decisive quality of expression. A railroad switch. An area of contrasting colour on an animal, especially a dog; a marking. A tine or snag of an antler. A movement executed with the sabre or foil.


    "Cut the skin with the point of the knife."

    "His cowboy belt was studded with points."

    "to fall off a point'"

    "The point color of that cat was a deep, rich sable."

    "tierce point'"

  3. Point as a noun (heraldry):

    One of the several different parts of the escutcheon.

  4. Point as a noun (nautical):

    A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails.

  5. Point as a noun (historical):

    A string or lace used to tie together certain garments.


    "rfquotek Sir Walter Scott"

  6. Point as a noun:

    Lace worked by the needle.


    "'point de Venise; Brussels point'"

  7. Point as a noun (US, slang, dated):

    An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.

  8. Point as a noun:

    The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game.


    "The dog came to a point."

  9. Point as a noun (falconry):

    The perpendicular rising of a hawk over the place where its prey has gone into cover.

  10. Point as a noun:

    The act of pointing, as of the foot downward in certain dance positions.

  11. Point as a noun:

    The gesture of extending the index finger in a direction in order to indicate something.

  12. Point as a noun (medicine, obsolete):

    A vaccine point.

  13. Point as a noun (cricket):

    In various sports, a position of a certain player, or, by extension, the player occupying that position. A fielding position square of the wicket on the off side, between gully and cover. The position of the player of each side who stands a short distance in front of the goalkeeper. The position of the pitcher and catcher. A spot to which a straight run is made; hence, a straight run from point to point; a cross-country run.

  1. Point as a verb (intransitive):

    To extend the index finger in the direction of something in order to show where it is or to draw attention to it.


    "It's rude to point at other people."

  2. Point as a verb (intransitive):

    To draw attention to something or indicate a direction.


    "The arrow of a compass points north"

    "The skis were pointing uphill."

    "The arrow on the map points towards the entrance"

  3. Point as a verb (intransitive):

    To face in a particular direction.

  4. Point as a verb (transitive):

    To direct toward an object; to aim.


    "to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort"

  5. Point as a verb:

    To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end.


    "to point a dart, a pencil, or (figuratively) a moral"

  6. Point as a verb (intransitive):

    To indicate a probability of something.

  7. Point as a verb (ambitransitive, masonry):

    To repair mortar.

  8. Point as a verb (transitive, 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. Point as a verb (stone-cutting):

    To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.

  10. Point as a verb (transitive):

    To direct or encourage (someone) in a particular direction.


    "If he asks for food, point him toward the refrigerator."

  11. Point as a verb (transitive, mathematics):

    To separate an integer from a decimal with a decimal point.

  12. Point as a verb (transitive):

    To mark with diacritics.

  13. Point as a verb (dated):

    To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate.


    "to point a composition"

  14. Point as a verb (transitive, computing):

    To direct the central processing unit to seek information at a certain location in memory.

  15. Point as a verb (transitive, Internet):

    To direct requests sent to a domain name to the IP address corresponding to that domain name.

  16. Point as a verb (intransitive, nautical):

    To sail close to the wind.


    "Bear off a little, we're pointing."

  17. Point as a verb (intransitive, hunting):

    To indicate the presence of game by a fixed and steady look, as certain hunting dogs do.

  18. Point as a verb (medicine, of an [[abscess]]):

    To approximate to the surface; to head.

  19. Point as a verb (obsolete):

    To appoint.


    "rfquotek Spenser"

  20. Point as a verb (dated):

    To give point to (something said or done); to give particular prominence or force to.