Definition for needles (2 of 2)
- a slender, pointed, steel instrument used in sewing or piercing tissues, as in suturing.
- hypodermic needle.
verb (used with object), nee·dled, nee·dling.
- to prod or goad (someone) to a specified action: We needled her into going with us.
- to tease: We needled him about his big ears.
verb (used without object), nee·dled, nee·dling.
Origin of needle
OTHER WORDS FROM needlenee·dle·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for needles
There were pictures of me crying, pictures of my hair falling out, pictures of me injecting myself with needles.
Needles to say, no other high-income country behaves like this with deadly weapons.9-Year Old With an Uzi? America Is Tougher on Toys Than Guns|Cliff Schecter|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The image of this as a “luxury” service fades a bit when the needles appear.The I.V. Doc Comes to Your House, Fights Hangovers, and Wins|Abby Haglage|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After that, who knows how many innocent straws of hay will start to look like needles under the gaze of unseen algorithms.The NSA Can ‘Collect-it-All,’ But What Will It Do With Our Data Next?|Joshua Kopstein|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I'm kind of afraid of needles, but if there were a personal intravenous caffeine drip, I would seriously consider it.
The substance prepared by the above methods crystallizes from dilute alcohol in needles or prisms of dark brown color.
Highly mechanized activity tends as Emerson said to turn men into spiders and needles.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
The Acetate crystallises in tufts of needles; as stated, it is not officinal in any of the European pharmacopœias.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
My mother and my aunt set to work with shears and needles and built me a suit of clothes out of the brown overcoat.The Iron Puddler|James J. Davis
Judging from his name, "twists and needles," he or his father was probably a pedlar (Layard's edition of "Kugler," i. 334).
British Dictionary definitions for needles
- another name for stylus (def. 3)
- a small thin pointed device, esp one made of stainless steel, used to transmit the vibrations from a gramophone record to the pick-up
- the long hollow pointed part of a hypodermic syringe, which is inserted into the body
- an informal name for hypodermic syringe
- anger or intense rivalry, esp in a sporting encounter
- (as modifier)a needle match
Word Origin for needle
Medicine definitions for needles
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Idioms and Phrases with needles
In addition to the idiom beginning with needle
- needle in a haystack
- needless to say
- on pins and needles