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1 staple /ˈsteɪpəl/ noun
plural staples
1 staple
/ˈsteɪpəl/
noun
plural staples
Learner's definition of STAPLE
[count]
: a piece of metal or wire in the shape of a U that is used for attaching things: such as
: a short, thin wire that goes through papers and is bent over at the ends to hold the papers together or that goes through a piece of paper, a photograph, etc., to attach it to a surface
see also stapler
: a piece of metal or thick wire that is pushed into a surface to hold or attach something (such as rope or wire) see also staple gun
compare 3staple
2 staple /ˈsteɪpəl/ verb
staples; stapled; stapling
2 staple
/ˈsteɪpəl/
verb
staples; stapled; stapling
Learner's definition of STAPLE
[+ object]
: to attach (something) with staples often + to or together
3 staple /ˈsteɪpəl/ noun
plural staples
3 staple
/ˈsteɪpəl/
noun
plural staples
Learner's definition of STAPLE
[count]
: an important food that is eaten very often
: the main product of a country, area, company, etc.
: something that is used widely and often often + of
compare 1staple
4 staple /ˈsteɪpəl/ adjective
4 staple
/ˈsteɪpəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of STAPLE
always used before a noun
: used, needed, or enjoyed constantly by many people
see also staple diet
: produced regularly or in large quantities
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