Definition of Needlelike

1. Adjective. Ending in a sharp point.

Exact synonyms: Acuate, Acute, Sharp
Similar to: Pointed
Derivative terms: Acuteness, Sharp, Sharpness



Definition of Needlelike

1. Adjective. Resembling a needle in shape ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Needlelike

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Needlelike

needlebooks
needlebush
needlecase
needlecases
needlecord
needlecraft
needlecrafter
needlecrafters
needlecrafts
needled
needlefish
needlefishes
needleful
needlelace
needleless
needlelike (current term)
needlenose
needlenose pliers
needlenosed pliers
needlepoint
needlepoints
needler
needlers
needles
needless
needless to say
needlessly
needlessness
needlessnesses
needlestick

Literary usage of Needlelike

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1. Weeds of the North Central States edited by Lloyd M. Wax, Richard S. Fawcett, Duane Isely (1999)
"Plants evergreen, with needlelike or scalelike leaves. 16. Leaves needlelike, in clusters of 2 to 5; fruit a cone. PINE (Pinus spp.) 16. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1879)
"Keen needlelike pains, at intervals, in the right knee-joint (thirtieth day),"8. ... needlelike pains in right knee-joint (seventeenth day),128. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1881)
"If molten cast iron be poured into an iron mould,—a chill,—the iron upon crystallizing will form needlelike crystals, with their long axes normal to the ..."

4. Everyday Chemistry by Alfred Vivian (1920)
"The greater stability of this eight-sided sulphur explains why it is the form found in nature. FIG. 69. —Prismatic or needlelike sulphur crystals. ..."

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