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Definition of Needle


  1. A small instrument of steel, sharply pointed at one end, with an eye to receive a thread, -- used in sewing.
  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. 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.
  6. To form in the shape of a needle; as, to needle crystals.
  7. To form needles; to crystallize in the form of needles.

Needle Quotations

I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus Christ

The greatest want of the world is the want of men - men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.
Ellen G. White

It's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to make a blues record.
Hugh Laurie

You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.
Timothy Leary

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.
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Needle Translations

needle in Dutch is naald
needle in Finnish is neula
needle in German is Nadel
needle in Italian is ago, spilla
needle in Portuguese is alfinete, agulha
needle in Spanish is alfiler, aguja
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