Synonyms of pointer
1 hintDictionary • Here are a few pointers to help you make a choice.
hint • I glanced at her and saw no hint of irony on her face.
tip • A good tip is to buy the most expensive lens you can afford.
suggestion • There is absolutely no suggestion of any mainstream political party involvement.
warning • The soldiers opened fire without warning.
recommendation • The committee's recommendations are unlikely to be made public.
caution • The others got off with a caution but I was fined.
piece of information
piece of advice
2 indicationDictionary • Sunday's elections should be a pointer to the public mood.
indication • He gave no indication that he was ready to compromise.
lead • The inquiry team is following up possible leads.
sign • His face and movements rarely betrayed any sign of nerves.
evidence • Police said there was no evidence of a struggle.
signal • The event was seen as a signal of support.
suggestion • that fashionably faint suggestion of a tan
symptom • Your problem with sleep is just a symptom of a larger problem.
hint • I'd dropped a hint about having an exhibition of his work.
implication • The implication was obvious: vote for us or you'll be sorry.
clue • Scientists have discovered a clue to the puzzle of why our cells get old and die.
inkling • We had an inkling that something might be happening.
intimation • I did not have any intimation that he was going to resign.
3 stickDictionary • She tapped on the map with her pointer.
stick • Crowds armed with sticks and stones took to the streets.
pole • The sign hung at the top of a large pole.
rod • reinforced with steel rods
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arrowAn arrow is a written or printed sign that consists of a straight line with another line bent at a sharp angle at one end. This is a printed arrow: →. The arrow points in a particular direction to indicate where something is.
• A series of arrows point the way to his grave.
• The others got off with a caution but I was fined.
clueA clue to a problem or mystery is something that helps you to find the answer to it.
• Scientists have discovered a clue to the puzzle of why our cells get old and die. • a vital clue to the killer's identity
Thesaurus for pointer from the Collins English Thesaurus