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Thread vs. Needle

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Threadnoun

A long, thin and flexible form of material, generally with a round cross-section, used in sewing, weaving or in the construction of string.

Needlenoun

A fine, sharp implement usually for piercing such as sewing, or knitting, acupuncture, tattooing, body piercing, medical injections, etc.

‘The seamstress threaded the needle to sew on a button.’;

Threadnoun

A continued theme or idea.

‘All of these essays have a common thread.’; ‘I’ve lost the thread of what you’re saying.’;

Needlenoun

Any slender, pointed object resembling a needle, such as a pointed crystal, a sharp pinnacle of rock, an obelisk, etc.

Threadnoun

(engineering) A screw thread.

Needlenoun

A fine measurement indicator on a dial or graph, e.g. a compass needle.

‘The needle on the fuel gauge pointed to empty.’;

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Threadnoun

A sequence of connections.

Needlenoun

A sensor for playing phonograph records, a phonograph stylus.

‘Ziggy bought some diamond needles for his hi-fi phonograph.’;

Threadnoun

The line midway between the banks of a stream.

Needlenoun

A needle-like leaf found on some conifers.

Threadnoun

(computing) A unit of execution, lighter in weight than a process, usually sharing memory and other resources with other threads executing concurrently.

Needlenoun

}} The death penalty carried out by lethal injection.

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Threadnoun

(Internet) A series of messages, generally grouped by subject, in which all messages except the first are replies to previous messages in the thread.

Needlenoun

A text string that is searched for within another string.

Threadnoun

A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark.

Needleverb

To pierce with a needle, especially for sewing or acupuncture.

Threadnoun

(figurative) Composition; quality; fineness.

Needleverb

(transitive) To tease in order to provoke; to poke fun at.

‘Billy needled his sister incessantly about her pimples.’;

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Threadverb

(transitive) To put thread through.

‘thread a needle’;

Needleverb

(transitive) To form in the shape of a needle.

‘to needle crystals’;

Threadverb

(transitive) To pass (through a narrow constriction or around a series of obstacles).

‘I think I can thread my way through here, but it’s going to be tight.’;

Needlenoun

A small instrument of steel, sharply pointed at one end, with an eye to receive a thread, - used in sewing.

Threadverb

To screw on, to fit the threads of a nut on a bolt

Needlenoun

See Magnetic needle, under Magnetic.

Threadnoun

A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns doubled, or joined together, and twisted; also, one fiber of a cord composed of multiple fibers.

Needlenoun

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.

Threadnoun

A filament of any substance, as of glass, gold or silver; a filamentous part of an object, such as a flower; a component fiber of any or of any fibrous substance, as of bark.

Needlenoun

One of the needle-shaped secondary leaves of pine trees. See Pinus.

Threadnoun

The prominent part of the spiral of a screw or nut; the rib. See Screw, n., 1.

Needlenoun

Any slender, pointed object, like a needle, as a pointed crystal, a sharp pinnacle of rock, an obelisk, etc.

Threadnoun

Something continued in a long course or tenor; a recurrent theme or related sequence of events in a larger story; as the thread of a story, or of life, or of a discourse.

Needlenoun

A hypodermic needle; a syringe fitted with a hypodermic needle, used for injecting fluids into the body.

Threadnoun

Fig.: Composition; quality; fineness.

‘A neat courtier,Of a most elegant thread.’;

Needlenoun

An injection of medicine from a hypodermic needle; a shot.

Threadnoun

A related sequence of instructions or actions within a program that runs at least in part independent of other actions within the program; - such threads are capable of being executed only in oprating systems permittnig multitasking.

Needleverb

To form in the shape of a needle; as, to needle crystals.

Threadnoun

A sequence of messages posted to an on-line newsgroup or discussion group, dealing with the same topic; - messages in such a thread typically refer to a previous posting, thus allowing their identification as part of the thread. Some news-reading programs allow a user to follow a single such thread independent of the other postings to that newsgroup.

Needleverb

To tease (a person), especially repeatedly.

Threadverb

To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle.

Needleverb

To prod or goad (someone) into action by teasing or daring.

Threadverb

To pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect or make, as one's way, through or between obstacles; to thrid.

‘Heavy trading ships . . . threading the Bosphorus.’; ‘They would not thread the gates.’;

Needleverb

To form needles; to crystallize in the form of needles.

Threadverb

To form a thread, or spiral rib, on or in; as, to thread a screw or nut.

Needlenoun

as of a conifer

Threadnoun

a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

Needlenoun

a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument

Threadnoun

any long object resembling a thin line;

‘a mere ribbon of land’; ‘the lighted ribbon of traffic’; ‘from the air the road was a gray thread’; ‘a thread of smoke climbed upward’;

Needlenoun

a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)

Threadnoun

the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together;

‘I couldn't follow his train of thought’; ‘he lost the thread of his argument’;

Needlenoun

a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record

Threadnoun

the raised helical rib going around a screw

Needleverb

goad or provoke,as by constant criticism;

‘He needled her with his sarcastic remarks’;

Threadverb

to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course;

‘the river winds through the hills’; ‘the path meanders through the vineyards’; ‘sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body’;

Needleverb

prick with a needle

Threadverb

pass a thread through;

‘thread a needle’;

Threadverb

remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string;

‘She had her eyebrows threaded’;

Threadverb

pass through or into;

‘thread tape’; ‘thread film’;

Threadverb

thread on or as if on a string;

‘string pearls on a string’; ‘the child drew glass beads on a string’; ‘thread dried cranberries’;

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