›WORKPLACEa short thin piece of wire used to fasten pieces of paper together. It has sharp ends that are pushed through the paper and then bent flat by a special tool called a stapler.
›ECONOMICS, COMMERCEthe main product of a country, whose trade is important for the country's economy: Sugar has been the staple of Cuba's economy for centuries.
›COMMERCEa main or important product that people eat or use regularly: food/household/supermarket staplesThe giant retailer reported strong sales of household staples like groceries.
›COMMERCEa company or industry that manufactures and sells important products and services that people eat or use regularly: So-called safe areas in the stock market continue to be consumer staples and drug companies.Millions of people daily use internet staples such as Google and Amazon.
›a main or important part of something: Once a staple of men's business wardrobes, the suit is becoming more rare.