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Definition 1: a sharp pointed implement (usually steel) - [noun denoting artifact]

(needle is a kind of ...) instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

(... is a kind of needle ) a needle with a hook on the end; used in crocheting

(... is a kind of needle ) a steel needle for engraving without acid on a bare copper plate

(... is a kind of needle ) a hollow needle

(... is a kind of needle ) needle consisting of a slender rod with pointed ends; usually used in pairs

(... is a kind of needle ) a large needle used to sew up canvas packages

(... is a kind of needle ) a needle used in sewing to pull thread through cloth

(needle is a part of ...) a small hole or loop (as in a needle)

"the thread wouldn't go through the eye"

(needle is a part of ...) sharp end

"he stuck the point of the knife into a tree" "he broke the point of his pencil"

Definition 2: a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument - [noun denoting artifact]

(needle is a kind of ...) an indicator as on a dial

Definition 3: a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for needle in the sense of this definition

(needle is a kind of ...) a sharp pointed device attached to the cartridge of a record player

Definition 4: the leaf of a conifer - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for needle in the sense of this definition

(needle is a kind of ...) a leaf that is not divided into parts

Definition 5: annoy or provoke, as by constant criticism - [verb of communication]

Samples where needle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He needled her with his sarcastic remarks

Synonyms for needle in the sense of this definition

(needle is a kind of ...) annoy continually or chronically

"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked" "This man harasses his female co-workers"

Definition 6: prick with a needle - [verb of contact]

(needle is a kind of ...) make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn

"The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"

(needle belongs to category ...) needlework on which you are working with needle and thread

"she put her sewing back in the basket"

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