Synonyms of staple


1. basic, staple, commodity, trade good, good

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

2. staple, staple fiber, staple fibre, natural fiber, natural fibre

usage: a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn; "staple fibers vary widely in length"

3. raw material, staple, material, stuff

usage: material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing

4. staple, nail

usage: a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables

5. staple, paper fastener

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


1. staple, fasten, fix, secure

usage: secure or fasten with a staple or staples; "staple the papers together"


1. staple, essential (vs. inessential)

usage: necessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities; "wheat is a staple crop"

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Definition and meaning of staple (Dictionary)