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Definition of Needle

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sew, stitch; prick; be sarcastic; tease
slender pointed tools (usually of metal, often with a hole a one end) used with thread (or string) for sewing or other handcrafts; implement used in sewing or embroidering; sharp implement for suturing or other hypodermic procedures, syringe (Medicine); any needle-like object
Needle Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To form in the shape of a needle; as, to needle crystals.
  
(v. i.)
To form needles; to crystallize in the form of needles.
  
(n.)
See Magnetic needle, under Magnetic.
  
(n.)
One of the needle-shaped secondary leaves of pine trees. See Pinus.
  
(n.)
Any slender, pointed object, like a needle, as a pointed crystal, a sharp pinnacle of rock, an obelisk, etc.
  
(n.)
A small instrument of steel, sharply pointed at one end, with an eye to receive a thread, -- used in sewing.
  
(n.)
A slender rod or wire used in knitting; a knitting needle; also, a hooked instrument which carries the thread or twine, and by means of which knots or loops are formed in the process of netting, knitting, or crocheting.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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needle
\nee"dle\ (?), n. [oe. nedle, as. n&?;dl; akin to d. neald, os. nādla, g. nadel, ohg. nādal, nādala, icel. nāl, sw. n?l, dan. naal, and also to g. n?hen to sew, ohg. nājan, l. nere to spin, gr. &?;, and perh. to e. snare: cf. gael. & ir. snathad needle, gael. snath thread, g. schnur string, cord.]
1. a small instrument of steel, sharply pointed at one end, with an eye to receive a thread, -- used in sewing.
note: in some needles(as for sewing machines) the eye is at the pointed end, but in ordinary needles it is at the blunt end.
2. see magnetic needle, under magnetic.
3. a slender rod or wire used in knitting; a knitting needle; also, a hooked instrument which carries the thread or twine, and by means of which knots or loops are formed in the process of netting, knitting, or crocheting.
4. (bot.) one of the needle-shaped secondary leaves of pine trees. see pinus.
5. any slender, pointed object, like a needle, as a pointed crystal, a sharp pinnacle of rock, an obelisk, etc.


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ENGLISH IDIOMS 2.EDITION
ask bothersome questions, a hassle She needled him with questions about his former girlfriends.
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Origin
From the Bible, Mark 10:25.
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English Idioms WM 1.3a
ask bothersome questions, a hassle 
She needled him with questions about his former girlfriends.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
snáthaid f., snáthad f.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gwachell = n. a skewer; a knitting needle
Gwaell, gweyll = n. a skewer, a broach; a knitting needle; a spindle.
Nydwydd = n. a broach; a needle
Australian Slang
old slang phrase for talking too much
talking too much
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. as of a conifer
(synonym) acerate leaf
(hypernym) simple leaf
2. a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument
(hypernym) pointer
3. a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)
(hypernym) implement
(hyponym) crochet needle, crochet hook
(part-meronym) eye
4. a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record
(synonym) phonograph needle
(hypernym) stylus

Verb
1. goad or provoke,as by constant criticism; "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"
(synonym) goad
(hypernym) harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke
2. prick with a needle
(hypernym) prickle, prick
(classification) sewing, stitchery
Needle Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
A long stick of timber placed between the wickets of a movable dam to stop the leakage of water between the gates. A needle flat is a small barge used in transporting these timbers. (TNDOT1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Needle Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of pins and needles
Fear of injections
Fear of vaccination
Dream Dictionary
To use a needle in your dream, is a warning of approaching affliction, in which you will suffer keenly the loss of sympathy, which is rightfully yours.

To dream of threading a needle, denotes that you will be burdened with the care of others than your own household.

To look for a needle, foretells useless worries.

To find a needle, foretells that you will have friends who will appreciate you.

To break one, signifies loneliness and poverty.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Needle Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
1. An indicator on a dial.
2. A thin rod or small tapered rod used to open or close a hole. See metering rod , needle and seat , needle bearing , needle cage .
Needle Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A needle is generally a thin, cylindrical object, often with a sharp point on the end.

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Needle Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Needle Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
used only in the proverb, "to pass through a needle's eye" (Matt. 19:24; Mark 10:25; Luke 18:25). Some interpret the expression as referring to the side gate, close to the principal gate, usually called the "eye of a needle" in the East; but it is rather to be taken literally. The Hebrew females were skilled in the use of the needle (Ex. 28:39; 26:36; Judg. 5:30).
Needle Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The signer mines threading a needle and pulling the thread through the hole.