Definition of needle

  1. needle Noun A long, thin, sharp implement usually for piercing such as sewing, or knitting, acupuncture, tattooing, body piercing, medical injections etc.
  2. needle Noun A long, thin device for indicating measurements on a dial or graph, e.g. a "compass needle".
  3. needle Noun A sensor for playing phonograph records, a phonograph stylus.
  4. needle Noun A long, pointed leaf found on some conifers.
  5. needle Noun The death penalty carried out by lethal injection.
  6. needle Verb To pierce with a needle, especially for sewing or acupuncture.
  7. needle Verb To tease in order to provoke; to poke fun at.
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