Dictionary Results for staple


1. staple - noun

· (usually in the plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant

Synonym(s): basic

Hypernym(s): commodity, trade_good, good




2. staple - noun

· a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn; "staple fibers vary widely in length"

Synonym(s): staple_fiber, staple_fibre

Hypernym(s): natural_fiber, natural_fibre




3. staple - noun

· material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing

Synonym(s): raw_material

Hypernym(s): material, stuff




4. staple - noun

· a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables

Hypernym(s): nail




5. staple - noun

· paper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together

Hypernym(s): paper_fastener




6. staple - verb

· secure or fasten with a staple or staples; "staple the papers together"

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure

Antonym(s): unstaple




7. staple - adjective

· necessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities; "wheat is a staple crop"





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