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Staple

Sta´ple   Pronunciation: stā´p'l
n.1.A settled mart; an emporium; a city or town to which merchants brought commodities for sale or exportation in bulk; a place for wholesale traffic.
2.Hence: Place of supply; source; fountain head.
3.The principal commodity of traffic in a market; a principal commodity or production of a country or district; as, wheat, maize, and cotton are great staples of the United States.
4.The principal constituent in anything; chief item.
5.Unmanufactured material; raw material.
6.The fiber of wool, cotton, flax, or the like; as, a coarse staple; a fine staple; a long or short staple.
7.A loop of metal such as iron, or a bar or wire, bent and formed with two points to be driven into wood, to hold a hook, pin, or the like.
8.A small loop of metal such as steel, bent into a U-shape with the points sharpened, used to fasten sheets of paper together by driving the staple{8} through the stacked sheets and into a formed receptacle which curls the ends in and backward, thus holding the papers firmly together; also, a similar, slightly larger such fastener which may be driven into wood to fasten objects to a wooden backing.
9.(Mining) A shaft, smaller and shorter than the principal one, joining different levels.
10.A district granted to an abbey.
a.1.Pertaining to, or being a market or staple for, commodities; as, a staple town.
2.Established in commerce; occupying the markets; settled; as, a staple trade.
3.Fit to be sold; marketable.
4.Regularly produced or manufactured in large quantities; belonging to wholesale traffic; principal; chief.
Wool, the great staple commodity of England.
- Hallam.
v. t.1.To sort according to its staple; as, to staple cotton.
[imp. & p. p. stapled (-p'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. stapling.]
2.To fasten together with a staple{9} or staples; as, to staple a check to a letter.
Noun1.staple - (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
Synonyms: basic
2.staple - material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing
Synonyms: raw material
3.staple - a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables
4.staple - paper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together
Verb1.staple - secure or fasten with a staple or staples; "staple the papers together"
Antonyms:
unstaple - take the staples off; "unstaple the piece of paper from the receipt"
Adj.1.staple - necessary foods or commodities; "wheat is a staple crop"

STAPLE, intern. law. The right of staple as exercised by a people upon foreign merchants, is defined to be, that they may not allow them to set their merchandises and wares to sale but in a certain place.
     2. This practice is not in use in the United States. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 103; 4 Inst. 238; Malone, Lex Mere. 237; Bac. Ab. Execution, B 1. Vide Statute Staple.

1.(language)STAPLE - A programming language written at Manchester (University?) and used at ICL in the early 1970s for writing the test suites. STAPLE was based on Algol 68 and had a very advanced optimising compiler.
2.Staple - Saint Andrews Applicative Persistent Language. Language combining functional programming with persistent storage, developed at St. Andrews University in Scotland. Tony Davie, .
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