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Synonyms for pointer
ˈpɔɪn tərpoint·er

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  1. pointernoun


  2. pointernoun

    Anything that points or is used for pointing.

    hand, reference, mouse pointer

  3. pointernoun

    A needle-like component of a timepiece or measuring device that indicates the time or the current reading of the device.

    hand, reference, mouse pointer

  4. pointernoun

    A breed of hunting dog.

    mouse pointer, hand, reference

  5. pointernoun

    A variable that holds the address of a memory location where a value can be stored.

    hand, reference, mouse pointer

  6. pointernoun

    An icon that indicates the position of the mouse; a cursor.

    hand, reference, mouse pointer

  7. pointernoun

    A tip, a bit of advice (usually plural.)

    The instructor gave me some pointers on writing a good paper.

    mouse pointer, hand, reference

  8. pointernoun

    Something worth a given number of points.

    a ten-pointer

    mouse pointer, reference, hand

  9. pointernoun


Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. arrow, pointernoun

    a mark to indicate a direction or relation

    cursor, arrow

  2. pointernoun

    an indicator as on a dial

    cursor, arrow

  3. cursor, pointernoun

    (computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving it allows the user to point to commands or screen positions

    cursor, arrow

  4. pointer, Spanish pointernoun

    a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points to game

    cursor, arrow

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pointernoun

    index, hand, director

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pointernoun

    indicator, index

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "pointer":

    pointing, needle, indicator, stylus, cursor

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  1. Tim Phillips:

    After 4 years of hunting the St. Paul giant I finally was lucky enough to bag him. #Walter 39 pointer counting ring hooks. 32 points counting inch or more. ROUGH SCORE 243!

  2. Andres Meira:

    The science is all there, we have tested it out in two earthquakes and they worked just fine. One was a seven pointer (on the Richter scale) and it worked perfectly.

  3. Kaylee Muthart:

    So I pushed my thumb, pointer, and middle finger into each eye. I gripped each eyeball, twisted, and pulled until each eye popped out of the socket — it felt like a massive struggle, the hardest thing I ever had to do, because I could no longer see, I don't know if there was blood. But I know the drugs numbed the pain. I'm pretty sure I would have tried to claw right into my brain if a pastor hadn't heard me screaming, ‘I want to see the light!’ — which I don't recall saying — and restrained me.

  4. L.F. Magister:

    The time just passes quickly when we are involved with something that makes us pay more attention in moment than the clocks pointer.

  5. Anita PointerShe:

    The Pointer Sisters family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, The Pointer Sisters ask for your prayers at this time.

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