Meaning of STAPLE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ steɪp(ə)l ]
( staples, stapling, stapled)
A staple food, product, or activity is one that is basic and important in people’s everyday lives.
The Chinese also eat a type of pasta as part of their staple diet...
Staple goods are disappearing from the shops.
ADJ : ADJ n
Staple is also a noun.
Fish is a staple in the diet of many Africans.
A staple is something that forms an important part of something else.
Political reporting has become a staple of American journalism.
N-COUNT : usu N of n
Staples are small pieces of bent wire that are used mainly for holding sheets of paper together firmly. You put the staples into the paper using a device called a stapler.
If you staple something, you fasten it to something else or fix it in place using staples.
Staple some sheets of paper together into a book.
...polythene bags stapled to an illustrated card.
VERB : V n with adv , V-ed
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006