Meaning of STAPLE in English

STAPLE

transcription, транскрипция: [ steɪp(ə)l ]

( staples, stapling, stapled)

1.

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.

N-COUNT

2.

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

3.

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.

N-COUNT

4.

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

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