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Synonyms for staple
ˈsteɪ pəlsta·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. basic, staplenoun

    (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant

    Synonyms:
    staple fibre, basic, raw material, staple fiber

    Antonyms:
    unessential, inessential, unstaple

  2. staple, staple fiber, staple fibrenoun

    a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn

    "staple fibers vary widely in length"

    Synonyms:
    staple fibre, basic, raw material, staple fiber

    Antonyms:
    inessential, unessential, unstaple

  3. raw material, staplenoun

    material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing

    Synonyms:
    staple fibre, basic, raw material, staple fiber

    Antonyms:
    inessential, unessential, unstaple

  4. staplenoun

    a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables

    Synonyms:
    staple fibre, basic, raw material, staple fiber

    Antonyms:
    inessential, unessential, unstaple

  5. stapleadjective

    paper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together

    Synonyms:
    staple fibre, basic, raw material, staple fiber

    Antonyms:
    unessential, inessential, unstaple

  6. stapleverb

    necessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities

    "wheat is a staple crop"

    Antonyms:
    unessential, inessential, unstaple

  7. stapleverb

    secure or fasten with a staple or staples

    "staple the papers together"

    Antonyms:
    unessential, inessential, unstaple

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. staplenoun

    Synonyms:
    chief commodity (of a country or a district), principal production

  2. staplenoun

    Synonyms:
    fibre (of cotton, wool, &c.), pile, filament

  3. staplenoun

    Synonyms:
    raw material

  4. staplenoun

    Synonyms:
    bulk, mass, body, substance, principal part, greater part

  5. stapleadjective

    Synonyms:
    chief, principal

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How to use staple in a sentence?

  1. Stacy Anderson:

    Grilled corn is a staple in 4th of July barbecues, but if you really want to take it up a notch, you've got to make this spicy butter to serve with it.

  2. Hilal Elver:

    Sieges in a number of governorates, including Aden, Al Dhali, Lahj and Taiz, have been preventing staple food items, such as wheat, from reaching the civilian population, while air strikes have reportedly targeted local markets and trucks laden with food items.

  3. Robert Kozlowski:

    Don Varnadoe was a staple, everybody said, there's going to be a hole missing and we already feel it.

  4. Kyrie Irving:

    We’re going to have to make our staple as a team on the defensive end, because if we’re going back and forth in a shooting contest, obviously we’ll still be in the game but can lead to mistakes on our end.

  5. Shane Nasby:

    Corn pudding is a southern staple made that is the perfect marriage of spoonbread, creamed corn and casserole.


Translations for staple

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  • أساسيArabic
  • Grundversorgung, Grundnahrungsmittel, Heftklammer, AusgangsmaterialGerman
  • συνδετήρας, συρράβωGreek
  • producto principal, grapar, grapa, esencialidad, corchete, materia prima, alimento básico, alimento de primera necesidad, engraparSpanish
  • askelma, nitomanasta, peruselintarvike, nitoa, aspi, perustarvike, niittiFinnish
  • agrafe, agraferFrench
  • amhábhar, príomh-amhábharIrish
  • lhoob yiarnManx
  • kapocs, tűzőkapocs, fémkapocsHungarian
  • aðalverslunarvara, hefta, nauðsynjavörur, uppistöðuefni, kengur, aðalframleiðsluvara, baðmullarþræðir, ullarþræðir, uppistöðumatur, nauðsynjar, uppistaða, hefti, hörtrefjar, vírhefti, hráefni, grunnvaraIcelandic
  • prodotto, graffetta, prodotto di base, materia prima, alimento base, risorsa, pinzare, prodotto principaleItalian
  • tēpara, makatitiMāori
  • krampeNorwegian
  • basisvoedsel, niet, nieten, haak, basisbenodigdheidDutch
  • krampeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • stapel, podstawowy artykuł, zszywka, zszyć, klamra, podstawowe pożywieniePolish
  • grampo, agrafar, grampearPortuguese
  • capsăRomanian
  • скрепка, скреплять, основной продукт питанияRussian
  • sirovinaSerbo-Croatian
  • häftklammer, stapelvara, klammer, krampaSwedish
  • başlıca, tel zımba, temel gıda, temel besin, esasTurkish

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