1. [ noun ] (botany) as of a conifer
Synonyms: acerate_leaf
Related terms: simple_leaf
2. [ noun ] a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument
Related terms: pointer
3. [ verb ] goad or provoke,as by constant criticism
Synonyms: nettle goad

"He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"

Related terms: harass goad
4. [ noun ] a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)
Related terms: implement crochet_needle sewing_needle knitting_needle packing_needle hypodermic_needle point eye
5. [ verb ] prick with a needle; in sewing or embroidering
Related terms: prick sewing
6. [ noun ] a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record
Synonyms: phonograph_needle
Related terms: stylus
Similar spelling:   nettle