Definitions of staple

The word staple uses 6 letters:aelpst.

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n. - 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

n. - Hence: Place of supply; source; fountain head. 2

n. - 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. 2

n. - The principal constituent in anything; chief item. 2

n. - Unmanufactured material; raw material. 2

n. - The fiber of wool, cotton, flax, or the like; as, a coarse staple; a fine staple; a long or short staple. 2

n. - A loop of 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. 2

n. - A shaft, smaller and shorter than the principal one, joining different levels. 2

n. - A small pit. 2

n. - A district granted to an abbey. 2

a. - Pertaining to, or being market of staple for, commodities; as, a staple town. 2

a. - Established in commerce; occupying the markets; settled; as, a staple trade. 2

a. - Fit to be sold; marketable. 2

a. - Regularly produced or manufactured in large quantities; belonging to wholesale traffic; principal; chief. 2

v. t. - To sort according to its staple; as, to staple cotton. 2