needle

  • 1 Needle — may refer to: Contents 1 Crafting 2 Botany 3 Geography 4 …

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  • 2 Needle — Nee dle (n[=e] d l), n. [OE. nedle, AS. n[=ae]dl; akin to D. neald, OS. n[=a]dla, G. nadel, OHG. n[=a]dal, n[=a]dala, Icel. n[=a]l, Sw. n[*a]l, Dan. naal, and also to G. n[ a]hen to sew, OHG. n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr. ne ein, and perh. to E …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 needle — [nēd′ l] n. [ME nedle < OE nædl, akin to Ger nadel < IE base * (s)nē , *(s)nēi , to sew, spin > SNOOD, L nere, Gr nein, to spin] 1. a) a small, slender piece of steel with a sharp point at one end and a hole for thread at the other, used …

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  • 4 Needle — Título Needle Ficha técnica Dirección John V. Soto Producción Diedre Kitcher Guion …

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  • 5 Needle — Nee dle, v. t. 1. To form in the shape of a needle; as, to needle crystals. [1913 Webster] 2. To tease (a person), especially repeatedly. [PJC] 3. To prod or goad (someone) into action by teasing or daring. [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 needle — ► NOUN 1) a very thin pointed piece of metal with a hole or eye for thread at the blunter end, used in sewing. 2) a similar, larger instrument without an eye, used in knitting, crochet, etc. 3) the pointed hollow end of a hypodermic syringe. 4) a …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Needle — Nee dle, v. i. To form needles; to crystallize in the form of needles. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 needle — index annoy, harrow, harry (harass), irritate, pique, plague, stimulus Burton s Legal Thesaurus. W …

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  • 9 needle — [v] tease, annoy aggravate, badger, bait, bedevil, bother, examine, gnaw, goad, harass, hector, irk, irritate, nag, nettle, pester, plague, prick, prod, provoke, question, quiz, ride*, rile, ruffle, spur, sting, taunt, tweak*, worry; concepts… …

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  • 10 needle — noun 1 for sewing, knitting, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ blunt ▪ sharp ▪ fine ▪ darning, embroidery …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 needle — needlelike, adj. /need l/, n., v., needled, needling. n. 1. a small, slender, rodlike instrument, usually of polished steel, with a sharp point at one end and an eye or hole for thread at the other, for passing thread through cloth to make… …

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  • 12 needle — 01. My eyes are getting weak, and it s really difficult for me to thread my [needle]. 02. Our daughter is terrified of [needles], so it s really hard to give her vaccinations. 03. The doctor gave the old woman a [needle] to help her with the pain …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 needle — /ˈnidl / (say needl) noun 1. a small, slender, pointed instrument, now usually of polished steel, with an eye or hole for thread, used in sewing. 2. a slender, rodlike implement for use in knitting, or one hooked at the end for use in crocheting …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 needle — n. & v. n. 1 a a very thin small piece of smooth steel etc. pointed at one end and with a slit (eye) for thread at the other, used in sewing. b a larger plastic, wooden, etc. slender stick without an eye, used in knitting. c a slender hooked… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 needle — nee|dle1 [ˈni:dl] n ↑thread, ↑reel ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(sewing)¦ 2¦(drugs)¦ 3¦(pointer)¦ 4¦(medical treatment)¦ 5¦(leaf)¦ 6¦(records)¦ 7 like looking for a needle in a haystack ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 needle — {{11}}needle (n.) O.E. nædl, from P.Gmc. *næthlo (Cf. O.S. nathla, O.N. nal, O.Fris. nedle, O.H.G. nadala, Ger. Nadel, Goth. neþla needle ), lit. a tool for sewing, from PIE *net la , from root * (s)ne to sew, to spin (Cf. Skt …

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  • 17 needle — I UK [ˈniːd(ə)l] / US [ˈnɪd(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms needle : singular needle plural needles ** 1) a very thin sharp metal tube used for putting medicine or drugs into your body, or for taking blood out. It is fixed to a plastic tube… …

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  • 18 needle — [[t]ni͟ːd(ə)l[/t]] needles, needling, needled 1) N COUNT A needle is a small, very thin piece of polished metal which is used for sewing. It has a sharp point at one end and a hole in the other for a thread to go through. 2) N COUNT: usu supp N… …

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  • 19 needle — nee|dle1 [ nidl ] noun count ** ▸ 1 for medicine/drugs ▸ 2 for sewing/knitting etc. ▸ 3 on scientific instrument ▸ 4 very thin sharp leaf ▸ 5 on record player 1. ) a very thin sharp metal tube used for putting medicine or drugs into your body, or …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 needle — nee•dle [[t]ˈnid l[/t]] n. v. dled, dling 1) a small, slender, rodlike instrument, usu. of polished steel, with a sharp point at one end and an eye or hole for thread at the other, for passing thread through cloth to make stitches in sewing 2)… …

    From formal English to slang