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Definition 1: (usually in the plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for staple in the sense of this definition

(staple is a kind of ...) articles of commerce

(staple is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 2: paper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together - [noun denoting artifact]

(staple is a kind of ...) a fastener for holding a sheet of paper in place

Definition 3: a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables - [noun denoting artifact]

(staple is a kind of ...) a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

Definition 4: material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for staple in the sense of this definition

(staple is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

(... is a kind of staple ) the raw material that is required for some industrial process

Definition 5: a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where staple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • staple fibers vary widely in length

Synonyms for staple in the sense of this definition

(staple is a kind of ...) fiber derived from plants or animals

Definition 6: secure or fasten with a staple or staples - [verb of contact]

Samples where staple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • staple the papers together

(staple is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

Definition 7: necessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where staple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wheat is a staple crop

(staple is similar to ...) basic and fundamental

"the essential feature"

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