English version

needle in Sewing & knitting topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_231_dneedlenee‧dle1 /ˈniːdl/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 needles.jpg sewing a) DLHa small thin piece of steel, with a point at one end and a hole in the other, used for sewingpin a needle and thread a tapestry needle b) DLHa knitting needle2 drugsMDMDD a very thin, pointed steel tube at the end of a syringe, which is pushed into your skin to put a drug or medicine into your body or to take out blood She carried hypodermic needles and syringes in her bag. Drug users are at risk when they share needles.3 pointerTM a long thin piece of metal on a scientific instrument that moves backwards and forwards and points to numbers or directions a compass needle4 medical treatment a long, very thin piece of metal used in acupuncture (=a kind of medical treatment originally used in China)5 leafHBP a small needle-shaped leaf, especially from a pine tree pine needles 6 recordsTCR the very small, pointed part in a record player that touches the record in order to play it7 like looking for a needle in a haystack pins and needlesCOLLOCATIONSverbsthread a needleEleanor threaded the needle.use a needleI don't think he even knows how to use a needle!phrasesa needle and threadI got a needle and thread and sewed the button back on.the eye of a needle (=the hole at the top of the needle that the thread goes through)This gadget helps you put the thread through the eye of the needle.
Examples from the Corpus
needleBilly used his penknife to fashion a needle sharp point on each of the sticks.It will be like looking for a needle in a haystack.The AIDS virus can be transmitted by the use of dirty needles.Then I tried the new needle supplied with the machine when I bought it many years ago.How many tucks can any one needle accept without the whole thing piling up on the needles and jamming the carriages?Pick up a handful of pine needles from the forest floor.Then firmly tack the seam, leaving the needles in place, to hold the layers together.There must be some dust on the needle.The needles have dropped off the Christmas tree.The needles splinter the wind into dirges and laments that tell of the long and tragic history of the trees.