staple

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Noun[change]

Singular
staple

Plural
staples

A staple used for fastening papers
  1. A staple is a very basic and important supply of something.
    Rice is an important staple in many Asian countries.
  2. A staple is a tool used to fasten stacks of paper securely together.

Verb[change]

Plain form
staple

Third-person singular
staples

Past tense
stapled

Past participle
stapled

Present participle
stapling

  1. (transitive) When you staple something, you sort it according to its staple.
    The cotton was stapled according to it's quality.
  2. (transitive) When you staple paper, you secure it with a staple.