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Meaning & Definition of Staple in English

English

Staple

/stepəl/

noun

1. (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant

    synonym:
  • basic
  • ,
  • staple

2. A natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn

  • "Staple fibers vary widely in length"
    synonym:
  • staple
  • ,
  • staple fiber
  • ,
  • staple fibre

3. Material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing

    synonym:
  • raw material
  • ,
  • staple

4. A short u-shaped wire nail for securing cables

    synonym:
  • staple

5. Paper fastener consisting of a short length of u-shaped wire that can fasten papers together

    synonym:
  • staple

verb

1. Secure or fasten with a staple or staples

  • "Staple the papers together"
    synonym:
  • staple

adjective

1. Necessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities

  • "Wheat is a staple crop"
    synonym:
  • staple