Associations to the word «Staple»

Wiktionary

STAPLE, noun. (now historical) A town containing merchants who have exclusive right, under royal authority, to purchase or produce certain goods for export; also, the body of such merchants seen as a group.
STAPLE, noun. (by extension) Place of supply; source.
STAPLE, noun. The principal commodity produced in a town or region.
STAPLE, noun. A basic or essential supply.
STAPLE, noun. A recurring topic or character.
STAPLE, noun. Short fiber, as of cotton, sheep’s wool, or the like, which can be spun into yarn or thread.
STAPLE, noun. Unmanufactured material; raw material.
STAPLE, verb. (transitive) To sort according to its staple.
STAPLE, adjective. Relating to, or being market of staple for, commodities.
STAPLE, adjective. Established in commerce; occupying the markets; settled.
STAPLE, adjective. Fit to be sold; marketable.
STAPLE, adjective. Regularly produced or manufactured in large quantities; belonging to wholesale traffic; principal; chief.
STAPLE, noun. A wire fastener used to secure stacks of paper by penetrating all the sheets and curling around.
STAPLE, noun. A wire fastener used to secure something else by penetrating and curling.
STAPLE, noun. A U-shaped metal fastener, used to attach fence wire or other material to posts or structures.
STAPLE, noun. One of a set of U-shaped metal rods hammered into a structure, such as a piling or wharf, which serve as a ladder.
STAPLE, noun. (mining) A shaft, smaller and shorter than the principal one, joining different levels.
STAPLE, noun. A small pit.
STAPLE, noun. A district granted to an abbey.
STAPLE, noun. (obsolete) A post; prop; support
STAPLE, verb. (transitive) To secure with a staple.
STAPLE CHARACTER, noun. A stock character, especially one that is overused
STAPLE CHARACTERS, noun. Plural of staple character
STAPLE GUN, noun. A heavy-duty device for driving staples directly into wood or other material.
STAPLE GUNS, noun. Plural of staple gun
STAPLE PULLER, noun. A device designed to remove staples from paper, typically a small device with a spring-loaded hinge and four curved metal members resembling teeth.
STAPLE PULLERS, noun. Plural of staple puller
STAPLE REMOVER, noun. A device with two jaw-like pincers which is used to remove staples
STAPLE REMOVERS, noun. Plural of staple remover

Dictionary definition

STAPLE, noun. (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant.
STAPLE, noun. A natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn; "staple fibers vary widely in length".
STAPLE, noun. Material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing.
STAPLE, noun. A short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables.
STAPLE, noun. Paper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together.
STAPLE, verb. Secure or fasten with a staple or staples; "staple the papers together".
STAPLE, adjective. Necessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities; "wheat is a staple crop".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King