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needle - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'needle' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Needle [ n.]
- A small instrument of steel, sharply pointed at one end, with an eye to receive a thread, -- used in sewing.
- See Magnetic needle, under Magnetic.
- 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.
- One of the needle-shaped secondary leaves of pine trees. See Pinus.
- Any slender, pointed object, like a needle, as a pointed crystal, a sharp pinnacle of rock, an obelisk, etc.
2 . Needle [ v. i.]
- To form needles; to crystallize in the form of needles.
3 . Needle [ v. t.]
- To form in the shape of a needle; as, to needle crystals.

Meaning of 'needle' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . needle [ v]
Meaning (1):
- annoy or provoke, as by constant criticism
Example in sentence:
  • He needled her with his sarcastic remarks