Translation of "staple" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] (BASIC) 基本的 uk us /ˈsteɪ.pl̩/

a main product or part of something

Shortages mean that even staples (= basic foods) like bread are difficult to find. 物資短缺意味著連麵包之類的主食都難覓蹤影。
Phosphate has been a staple of this area for many years. 磷酸鹽多年來一直是這一地區的主要産品。
Romantic fiction and reference books are a staple of many public libraries. 言情小說和工具書是很多公共圖書館的主要藏書。

(Translation of “staple noun (BASIC)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)