Definition of needles. Meaning of needles. Synonyms of needles
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Definition of needles
NeedleNeedle Nee"dle, n. [OE. nedle, AS. n?dl; akin to D. neald, OS.
n[=a]dla, G. nadel, OHG. n[=a]dal, n[=a]dala, Icel. n[=a]l,
Sw. n[*a]l, Dan. naal, and also to G. n["a]hen to sew, OHG.
n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr. ?, and perh. to E. snare: cf.
Gael. & Ir. snathad needle, Gael. snath thread, G. schnur
1. A small instrument of steel, sharply pointed at one end,
with an eye to receive a thread, -- used in sewing.
Note: In some needles(as for sewing machines) the eye is at
the pointed end, but in ordinary needles it is at the
2. See Magnetic needle, under Magnetic.
3. 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.
4. (Bot.) One of the needle-shaped secondary leaves of pine
trees. See Pinus.
5. Any slender, pointed object, like a needle, as a pointed
crystal, a sharp pinnacle of rock, an obelisk, etc.
Dipping needle. See under Dipping.
Needle bar, the reciprocating bar to which the needle of a
sewing machine is attached.
Needle beam (Arch.), to shoring, the horizontal cross
timber which goes through the wall or a pier, and upon
which the weight of the wall rests, when a building is
shored up to allow of alterations in the lower part.
Needle furze (Bot.), a prickly leguminous plant of Western
Europe; the petty whin (Genista Anglica).
Needle gun, a firearm loaded at the breech with a cartridge
carrying its own fulminate, which is exploded by driving a
slender needle, or pin, into it.
Needle loom (Weaving), a loom in which the weft thread is
carried through the shed by a long eye-pointed needle
instead of by a shuttle.
Needle ore (Min.), acicular bismuth; a sulphide of bismuth,
lead, and copper occuring in acicular crystals; -- called
Needle shell (Zo["o]l.), a sea urchin.
Needle spar (Min.), aragonite.
Needle telegraph, a telegraph in which the signals are
given by the deflections of a magnetic needle to the right
or to the left of a certain position.
Sea needle (Zo["o]l.), the garfish.
Needle Nee"dle, v. i.
To form needles; to crystallize in the form of needles.
Needle Nee"dle, v. t.
To form in the shape of a needle; as, to needle crystals.
Meaning of needle from wikipedia
- a needle
a thin, cylindrical
with a sharp point
on the end. needle
: knitting needle
, a tool
- a sewing needle
is a long slender
tool with a pointed
tip. the first needles
were made of bone or wood ; modern
ones are manufactured
- a hypodermic needle
ὑπο- (under-), and δέρμα (skin) is a hollow needle commonly
used with a syringe
to inject substances
- a knitting needle
pin is a tool in hand-knitting to produce knitted fabric
s. they are not nearly
as sewing needle
- to see if the needle
is well leveled, look closely
at the needle, and tilt it slightly
to see if the needle
side to side
- re-use of needles without intervening sterilization
is however common
by diabetics, which carries
no risk of blood borne virus
lace (also known
or needle-made lace or point
lace) is a type of lace created using
- the spiral growth
of branches, needles, and cone scales
in fibonacci number
ratios. date december
2011 the new spring shoots
are evergreens, the leaves
of many conifers
are long, thin and have a needle-like appearance, but others, including
- conifer leaves
needle-, awl-, or scale-shaped. angiosperm
(flowering plant) leaves: the standard