Staple



noun
1.
a short piece of wire bent so as to bind together papers, sections of a book, or the like, by driving the ends through the sheets and clinching them on the other side.
2.
a similar, often U -shaped piece of wire or metal with pointed ends for driving into a surface to hold a hasp, hook, pin, bolt, wire, or the like.
verb (used with object), stapled, stapling.
3.
to secure or fasten by a staple or staples:
to staple three sheets together.
noun
1.
a principal raw material or commodity grown or manufactured in a locality.
2.
a principal commodity in a mercantile field; goods in steady demand or of known or recognized quality.
3.
a basic or necessary item of food:
She bought flour, sugar, salt, and other staples.
4.
a basic or principal item, thing, feature, element, or part:
Cowboy dramas are a staple on television.
5.
the fiber of wool, cotton, flax, rayon, etc., considered with reference to length and fineness.
6.
Textiles. a standard length of textile fibers, representing the average of such fibers taken collectively, as short-staple or long-staple cotton.
7.
History/Historical. a town or place appointed by royal authority as the seat of a body of merchants having the exclusive right of purchase of certain classes of goods for export.
adjective
8.
chief or prominent among the products exported or produced by a country or district; chiefly or largely dealt in or consumed.
9.
basic, chief, or principal:
staple industries.
10.
principally used:
staple subjects of conversation.
verb (used with object), stapled, stapling.
11.
to sort or classify according to the staple or fiber, as wool.
noun
1.
a short length of thin wire bent into a square U-shape, used to fasten papers, cloth, etc
2.
a short length of stiff wire formed into a U-shape with pointed ends, used for holding a hasp to a post, securing electric cables, etc
verb
3.
(transitive) to secure (papers, wire, etc) with a staple or staples
adjective
1.
of prime importance; principal: staple foods
2.
(of a commodity) forming a predominant element in the product, consumption, or trade of a nation, region, etc
noun
3.
a staple commodity
4.
a main constituent; integral part
5.
(mainly US & Canadian) a principal raw material produced or grown in a region
6.
the fibre of wool, cotton, etc, graded as to length and fineness
7.
(in medieval Europe) a town appointed to be the exclusive market for one or more major exports of the land
verb
8.
(transitive) to arrange or sort (wool, cotton, etc) according to length and fineness

language
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.
(2003-02-28)

language
St Andrews Applicative Persistent Language. Language combining functional programming with persistent storage, developed at St. Andrews University in Scotland. Tony Davie, .
(2007-03-22)

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