1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock.

2. Characterised by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing. "His moral pleases, not his pointed wit." (Pope) Pointed arch, a name given to that style of architecture in which the pointed arch is the predominant feature; more commonly called Gothic. Point"edly, Point"edness.

(01 Mar 1998)