Definitions for stapleˈsteɪ pəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sta•pleˈsteɪ pəl(n.; v.)-pled, -pling.
(n.)a short piece of wire bent so as to bind together papers or the like by driving the ends through the sheets and clinching them on the other side.
a similar, oftenU-shaped piece of wire or metal with pointed ends for driving into a surface to hold a hasp, hook, pin, etc.
Category: Building Trades
(v.t.)to secure or fasten by a staple or staples.
Origin of staple:
bef. 900; ME stapel orig., support, post, OE stapol, c. OHG staffal foundation, ON stǫpull pillar
sta•pleˈsteɪ pəl(n.; adj.; v.)-pled, -pling.
(n.)a principal raw material or commodity grown or manufactured in a locality.
a basic or necessary item of food:
flour, salt, and other staples.
a basic or principal item, feature, element, or part.
the fiber of wool, cotton, flax, rayon, etc., considered with reference to length and fineness.
a standard length of textile fibers, representing the average of such fibers taken collectively:
(in medieval Europe) a town in which a body of merchants had the exclusive right to purchase certain goods for export.
Category: Western History
(adj.)chief or prominent among the products exported or produced by a country or district.
basic, chief, or principal:
(v.t.)to sort or classify according to the staple or fiber, as wool.
Origin of staple:
1375–1425; place where merchants have trading rights < MD stapel; akin to staple1
(usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
staple, staple fiber, staple fibre(noun)
a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn
"staple fibers vary widely in length"
raw material, staple(noun)
material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing
a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables
paper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together
necessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities
"wheat is a staple crop"
secure or fasten with a staple or staples
"staple the papers together"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a small piece of wire pushed through pieces of paper to hold them together
to use a stapler to fasten pieces of paper together
Print the pages out and staple them together.
a settled mart; an emporium; a city or town to which merchants brought commodities for sale or exportation in bulk; a place for wholesale traffic
hence: Place of supply; source; fountain head
the principal commodity of traffic in a market; a principal commodity or production of a country or district; as, wheat, maize, and cotton are great staples of the United States
the principal constituent in anything; chief item
unmanufactured material; raw material
the fiber of wool, cotton, flax, or the like; as, a coarse staple; a fine staple; a long or short staple
a loop of iron, or a bar or wire, bent and formed with two points to be driven into wood, to hold a hook, pin, or the like
a shaft, smaller and shorter than the principal one, joining different levels
a small pit
a district granted to an abbey
pertaining to, or being market of staple for, commodities; as, a staple town
established in commerce; occupying the markets; settled; as, a staple trade
fit to be sold; marketable
regularly produced or manufactured in large quantities; belonging to wholesale traffic; principal; chief
to sort according to its staple; as, to staple cotton
A staple is a type of two-pronged fastener, usually metal, used for joining or binding materials together. Large staples might be used with a hammer or staple gun for masonry, roofing, corrugated boxes and other heavy-duty uses. Smaller staples are used with a stapler to attach pieces of paper together; such staples are a permanent and durable fastener for paper documents, unlike the paper clip.
Translations for staple
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a chief product of trade or industry.
- إنْتاج رَئيسيArabic
- основен продуктBulgarian
- produto principalPortuguese (BR)
- hlavní produktCzech
- der HauptgegenstandGerman
- grundpille; hjørnestenDanish
- κύριο προϊόνGreek
- محصول تجاريFarsi
- produit/article de baseFrench
- סְחוֹרָה עִיקָרִיתHebrew
- मुख्य उत्पाद, मालHindi
- glavni proizvod, glavni predmet trgovineCroatian
- fő termékHungarian
- produk utamaIndonesian
- (prodotto principale)Italian
- 주요 산물Korean
- pagrindinė prekė/gaminysLithuanian
- produk utamaMalay
- podstawowy artykułPolish
- produto principalPortuguese
- produs/articol de bazăRomanian
- основной продуктRussian
- hlavný produktSlovak
- glavni proizvodSlovenian
- glavni proizvodSerbian
- başlıca ürünTurkish
- 主要產品(或商品)Chinese (Trad.)
- основний предмет торгівліUkrainian
- تجارت کا جزو اعظمUrdu
- mặt hàng chủ lựcVietnamese
- 主要产品（或商品）Chinese (Simp.)
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