Definition Of needle


a very fine slender piece of metal with a point at one end and a hole or eye for thread at the other, used in sewing.

He watched her thread her needle again, her slender, graceful fingers never erring despite the inadequate light.

prick or pierce (something) with or as if with a needle.

dust needled his eyes

provoke or annoy (someone), especially by continual criticism or questioning.

I just said that to Charlie to needle him

something resembling a sewing needle in use, shape, or appearance, especially:.

Because the birds were moving so fast and the clouds were so still, they appear like tiny needles .

Example Of needle

  • After the nurse stitched the wound with a sewing needle and cotton thread, the mother and baby were transferred and treated by Dr Valle and his colleagues at the nearest hospital.

  • Although she had never threaded a needle in her life, she discovered that she knew exactly how to alter the too-large gowns so that they would fit her tiny frame.

  • As he descends, his head is turning like the needle of an indecisive compass, his eyes taking in each and every bit of action on the docks below him.

  • As the shot is made, the effects man, who has in front of him a copy of the cable message, drops the needle on an effects record and listeners hear the applause of the crowd as the shot reaches the boundary.

  • At another conference earlier this month, she wore an acupuncture needle in the top of her ear.

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