- A long, thin, sharp implement usually for piercing such as sewing, or knitting, acupuncture, tattooing, body piercing, medical injections etc.
verb (needl, ing) The seamstress threaded the to sew on a button.
A long, thin device for indicating measurements on a dial or graph, e.g. a compass needle.
The on the fuel gauge pointed to empty.
- A sensor for playing phonograph records, a phonograph stylus.
Ziggy bought some diamond needles for his hi-fi phonograph.
- The long, pointed leaves of some conifers.
I boiled some of the needles from the Christmas tree to add a pleasing scent to the air.
- A weapon used in ancient China, and today by Shaolin monks.
(transitive) To tease; to poke fun at.
Billy needled his sister incessantly about her pimples.
- A fabric or structure of fibrous elements attached to each other at regular intervals.
- Any interconnected group or system
verb (network, ing)
A of roads crisscrossed the country.
- A directory of people maintained for their advancement
To get a job in today's economy, it is important to have a strong .
The copy machine is connected to the so it can now serve as a printer.
- Multiple computers and other devices connected together to share information
(intransitive) To interact socially for the purpose of getting connections or personal advancement
Many people find it worthwhile to for jobs and information.
(transitive) To connect two or more computers or other computerized devices
If we his machine to the server, he will be able to see all the files.
(transitive) To interconnect a group or system
verb (neutraliz, ing)
To make inactive or ineffective.
The antidote neutralized the toxin.