Nouns (7)

staple, basic
n. (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
n. paper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together
n. a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables
staple fibre, staple fiber, staple
n. a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn; "staple fibers vary widely in length"

Verbs (1)

v. secure or fasten with a staple or staples; "staple the papers together"

Adverbs (0)

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Adjectives (1)

adj. necessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities; "wheat is a staple crop"

Fuzzynyms (17)

n. any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business; "fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure"
want, need
n. anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
adj. moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
adj. unavoidable; "the routine but indispensable ceremonies of state"
adj. preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training"
fundamental, central, cardinal, primal, key
adj. serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"
master, principal, primary, main, chief
adj. most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch"
adj. of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest"

Synonyms (12)

primary, basal
adj. of primary importance
adj. essential for maintaining the fundamental life processes; "sleep and food and water are among the biogenic needs of the organism"
constitutive, constituent, organic, constitutional
adj. constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
adj. highly recommended; "a book that is must reading"
substantive, substantial
adj. having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial equivalents"
life-sustaining, vital
adj. performing an essential function in the living body; "vital organs"; "blood and other vital fluids"; "the loss of vital heat in shock"; "a vital spot"; "life-giving love and praise"

Antonyms (2)

n. an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)
v. take the staples off; "unstaple the piece of paper from the receipt"


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