What is another word for needle?

1997 synonyms found


[ nˈiːdə͡l], [ nˈiːdə‍l], [ n_ˈiː_d_əl]

The word "needle" is commonly used to refer to a thin, pointed instrument used for sewing or medical purposes. However, there are many synonyms for this word that may be used in different contexts. Some examples include "pin" which refers to a thin, pointed object used for fastening fabrics together, "probe" which refers to a thin, flexible instrument used for exploring body cavities, "awl" which refers to a pointed instrument used for making holes in leather or wood, and "stiletto" which is a long, thin dagger with a pointed blade. Other synonyms include "spike", "prickle", and "dart". It's important to choose the appropriate synonym based on the specific context in which the word is being used.

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What are the hypernyms for Needle?

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What are the meronyms for Needle?

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What are the opposite words for needle?

Needle, a small thin pointed tool used for sewing, has many antonyms depending on its context. In the medical field, antonyms could be devices or methods used for injection, such as syringe, dropper, or tube. When referring to the opposite of sewing, antonyms could include tools such as scissors or thread cutters. The term "needle" also has a slang meaning referring to a feeling of discomfort or anxiety, and antonyms in this context could be calm, relaxed, or at ease. In a musical context, antonyms for needle could be flat, blunt, or dull. There are many possible antonyms, depending on the meaning and context in which the word is used.

Usage examples for Needle

I couldn't find the maid or a needle, so I had to pin it.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
The compass needle is pointing three whole points to the right or East of True North.
"Lectures in Navigation"
Ernest Gallaudet Draper
To her had been given the delicate task of making hare skin stockings; but she had lost interest in needle-work and complained of not feeling well.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Needle

  • True as the needle to the pole, Or as the dial to the sun.
    Barton Booth
  • I had not taken a bath in a year nor changed my clothes or removed them except to stick a needle every hour in the fibrous grey wooden flesh of heroin addiction. I did absolutely nothing.
    William S. Burroughs
  • Being diabetic was not what I thought of as being normal, and I feared the stigma of having to take medicine and having people stick me with a needle.
    Nell Carter
  • I have invited our little seamstress to take her thread and needle and sew our two mouths together.
    Harry Crosby
  • A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill.
    Martin Henry Fischer

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