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1. needle

noun. ['ˈniːdəl'] the leaf of a conifer.

Synonyms

  • simple leaf

Antonyms

  • unpointedness
  • exempt

Etymology

  • nedle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • nædl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Needle

  • tweedle
  • steidle
  • steidl
  • friedl
  • friedel
  • freedle
  • wiedel
  • riedl
  • riedel
  • neidl
  • nedel
  • meidl
  • liedel
  • keadle
  • cheadle
  • beedle
  • beadle

Example sentences of the word needle


1. Noun, singular or mass
Attach a needle to a string and dangle it over the egg for a minute or two.

2. Adjective
Thread a needle with double thread and a double knot.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Place a dried leaf and pine needle compost on top of the soil in the pot.

Quotes containing the word needle


1. Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.
- Hunter S. Thompson

2. Separation Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.
- W.S. Merwin

3. Desiring another person is perhaps the most risky endeavor of all. As soon as you want somebody—really want him—it is as though you have taken a surgical needle and sutured your happiness to the skin of that person, so that any separation will now cause a lacerating injury.
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

2. needle-wood

noun. large bushy shrub with pungent pointed leaves and creamy white flowers; central and eastern Australia.

Synonyms

  • Hakea
  • shrub
  • Hakea leucoptera
  • needle wood
  • bush
  • needlewood

Antonyms

  • superior

3. needle-bush

noun. shrub with pungent rigid needle-shaped leaves and white flowers; eastern Australia.

Synonyms

  • Hakea
  • Hakea lissosperma
  • shrub
  • needle bush
  • needlebush
  • bush

Antonyms

  • superior

4. needle-shaped

adjective. narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves.

Synonyms

  • acicular
  • acerose
  • acerate
  • unsubdivided

Antonyms

  • rough
  • complex
  • difficult
  • simplicity

5. needle

noun. ['ˈniːdəl'] a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument.

Antonyms

  • end

Etymology

  • nedle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • nædl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. needle

noun. ['ˈniːdəl'] a sharp pointed implement (usually steel).

Synonyms

  • point
  • implement
  • sewing needle
  • crochet hook
  • knitting needle
  • eye
  • crochet needle
  • hypodermic needle
  • packing needle

Antonyms

  • discourage
  • bore
  • antinode
  • node

Etymology

  • nedle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • nædl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. needle

verb. ['ˈniːdəl'] goad or provoke,as by constant criticism.

Synonyms

  • chevvy
  • chivvy
  • chevy
  • beset
  • harass
  • molest
  • hassle
  • goad
  • chivy
  • provoke
  • harry

Antonyms

  • inattention

Etymology

  • nedle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • nædl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. needle

noun. ['ˈniːdəl'] a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record.

Synonyms

  • stylus

Antonyms

  • undock
  • break

Etymology

  • nedle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • nædl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. needle

verb. ['ˈniːdəl'] prick with a needle.

Synonyms

  • prickle

Etymology

  • nedle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • nædl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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