HyperDic: staple

English > 7 senses of the word staple:
NOUNartifactstaple, basic(usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
substancestaple, staple fiber, staple fibrea natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn
substancestaple, raw materialmaterial suitable for manufacture or use or finishing
artifactstaplea short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables
artifactstaplepaper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together
VERBcontactstaplesecure or fasten with a staple or staples
ADJECTIVEallstaplenecessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities
staple > pronunciation
Soundsstey'pahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > staple: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningNecessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities.
Example"wheat is a staple crop"
BroaderessentialBasic and fundamental
Spanishbásico
English > staple: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaning(usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant.
Synonymbasic
Broadercommodity, trade good, goodarticles of commerce
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishlo esencial
English > staple: 7 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn.
Example"staple fibers vary widely in length"
Synonymsstaple fiber, staple fibre
Broadernatural fiber, natural fibreFiber derived from plants or animals
English > staple: 7 senses > noun 3, substance
Meaningmaterial suitable for manufacture or use or finishing.
Synonymraw material
NarrowerfeedstockThe raw material that is required for some industrial process
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Spanishmaterial, materia prima
Catalanmatèria prima, primera matèria
English > staple: 7 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables.
BroadernailA thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
Spanishgrapa
English > staple: 7 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaningpaper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together.
Broaderpaper fastenerA fastener for holding a sheet of paper in place
Spanishcorchete, grapa
Catalangrampilló
Verbsstaplesecure or fasten with a staple or staples
English > staple: 7 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningSecure or fasten with a staple or staples.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"staple the papers together"
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
OppositeunstapleTake the staples off
Spanishgrapar
Catalangrapar
Nounsstaplepaper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together
staplera machine that inserts staples into sheets of paper in order to fasten them together

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