needles

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

needle +‎ -s

NounEdit

needles pl

  1. plural form of needle

VerbEdit

needles

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of needle

Etymology 2Edit

See needless.

AdjectiveEdit

needles (comparative more needles, superlative most needles)

  1. Obsolete spelling of needless.
    • 1588?, Robert Browne, “A Reproofe of Certeine Schismatical Persons & Their Doctrine Touching the Hearing & Preaching of the Word of God” in Cartwrightiana, ed. Albert Peel and Leland Henry Carlson (1951, published for the Sir Halley Stewart Trust by Allen and Unwin), page 228
      If anie do dislike the superstitious & needles cærimonies in ordination & yet also acknowledg that the Byshops may call, authorise, trie, confirme, & warrant by testimonie the sufficiencie of ministers / what greuous synne is it.

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