Noun(1) the leaf of a conifer(2) a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument(3) a sharp pointed implement (usually steel(4) a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record
Verb(1) annoy or provoke, as by constant criticism(2) prick with a needle
(1) She sat down, smoothed out her dress, threaded the needle , and began.(2) Finally, on her twenty-seventh attempt, she let out a whoop of delight when the black thread slipped smoothly through the needle 's hole.(3) You can't even take a piece of thread or a needle with you.(4) I prefer keeping a needle and thread on hand, just in case.(5) He slowly put down the pen he had in his hand, pulled the needle off the record, and sat down.(6) It's a nice portrait of Strummer the hipster, talking his jive talk and dropping the needle on U Roy records to a worldwide audience.(7) An unexpected sharp vibration can cause the head to crash onto the surface of the disk, gouging it like a phonograph needle can scratch a record.(8) Keenan is aware of the psychic sound of a needle scraped across a record.(9) He saw an opening last Christmas, when her housekeeper was looking about for a needle and thread to fix a hole in Wilson's sweater.(10) At another conference earlier this month, she wore an acupuncture needle in the top of her ear.(11) Drunk off the champagne, Ronan leaned in to give Rue a kiss, and surely would have if Hector had not pulled the needle off of the record, making an intolerable screeching sound.(12) It could be like trying to thread a needle on a bucking bronco.(13) They are something I, as a member of Parliament, have been on about, to the point of being like a needle in a cracked record, for many, many years.(14) As the shot is made, the effects man, who has in front of him a copy of the cable message, drops the needle on an effects record and listeners hear the applause of the crowd as the shot reaches the boundary.(15) I put the needle down on three records that never fail to change my mood.(16) But in magnets, like a compass needle , more of the domains are lined up in the same direction, and so the material has an overall magnetic field.