Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: needle
IPA transcription: [n'id…ôl]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: acerate_leaf, needle
    Meaning: the leaf of a conifer
  • Synonyms: needle
    Meaning: a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument
  • Synonyms: needle
    Meaning: a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: needle, goad
    Meaning: goad or provoke,as by constant criticism; "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"
Usage examples
  • Slowly the needle of the gauge crept up.
  • I'll put out both her eyes with a needle...."
  • I am quick at my needle, and I understand cutting out.
  • If you break your needle in making a dress, you will live to wear it out.
  • Hans takes the needle, sticks it into a hay-cart, and follows the cart home.
  • In England, Wheatstone and Cooke had introduced a ponderous magnetic needle telegraph.
  • Ruth, who for a long time had scarcely taken up a needle, sat with her hands before her.
  • You should have stuck the needle in your sleeve.' 'Never mind, I'll do better next time.'
  • The men were mending the dolls very badly, so little Nell took a needle and sewed them all neatly.
  • Her fingers fumbled at her work, -- Her needle would not go; What ailed so smart a little maid It puzzled me to know,