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Noun
A wire fastener used to secure stacks of paper by penetrating all the sheets and curling around
“Carefully lift the staple remover upward to remove the staple from the incision line.”
Noun
The central or greater part of something
“What forms the staple of his book is the exposition and criticism of naturalism.”
Noun
Something that is essential or necessary
“Although I can eat both macaroni and sardines again, they are no longer a staple when it comes to backpacking meals.”
Noun
A material that may be used as food
Noun
A conducting wire or thread with a high melting point, forming part of an electric bulb or thermionic valve and heated or made incandescent by an electric current
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The principal aspect or dimension of something
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Stock-in-trade
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A device that mechanically fastens
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Natural resources
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The embodiment or core of something
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The goods or merchandise kept on the premises of a shop or warehouse and available for sale or distribution
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Items or equipment needed for the performance of a task or activity
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Food for life
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A collection of written texts, especially the entire works of a particular author or a body of writing on a particular subject
Verb
To fasten or secure, especially with a staple
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“If the contact could become a prospective client, I staple the card to a file folder in which I will file materials and other information.”
Adjective
Being or forming a principal or important part of something
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“But what he cannot afford is an absolute shortage of the country's basic staple food.”
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Accepted, used, or (commonly) practiced by most people
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