What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?


[point-tuh-point] /ˈpɔɪnt təˈpɔɪnt/
a cross-country horse race between specified points, in which each rider is often free to select his or her own course between the points.
Origin of point-to-point
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for point-to-point
  • Ibex does not offer direct, point-to-point luggage transfer but does have a rail-based luggage transfer service.
  • Written language is thus a point-to-point equivalence, to borrow a mathematical phrase, to its spoken counterpart.
  • We're also considering point-to-point laser communications, but the challenge there is the power drain would be enormous.
  • Of course this is exactly the sort of medium-length point-to-point travel for which air taxis are optimized.
  • We have been able to communicate with those robotic devices and with manned missions using point-to-point radio communications.
  • The mobile phone is moving in that direction, but it's obviously still point-to-point communication.
  • At the same time he was a master of point-to-point navigation, moving not by plan but by instinct, tempered by experience.
  • It operates short, point-to-point flights between secondary airports, sometimes over an hour's drive from city centres.
  • Low-cost carriers depend for their success on much more than a simple, point-to-point service with no catering or other frills.
  • Radio in those days was conceived mainly as a two-way point-to-point medium.
British Dictionary definitions for point-to-point


  1. a steeplechase organized by a recognized hunt or other body, usually restricted to amateurs riding horses that have been regularly used in hunting
  2. (as modifier): a point-to-point race
(of a route) from one place to the next
(of a radiocommunication link) from one point to another, rather than broadcast
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for point-to-point

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for point

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with point-to-point