Definition of STAPLE

  1. (verb)secure or fasten with a staple or staples
  2. (adj)necessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities
  3. (noun)(usually in the plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
  4. (noun)a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn
  5. (noun)material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing
  6. (noun)a short U-shaped wire nail
  7. (noun)paper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together