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1. staff [ n ] personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
Examples: "the hospital has an excellent nursing staff" "the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions"

Used in print:

([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

Can you share medical facilities and staff with neighboring plants ?

(Sports Age, 24:9...)

This has been the aim of the director of the shooting development program , the New_York staff of the Sportsmen's_Service_Bureau , and the SAAMI shooting_preserve field consultants since the start of the program in 1954 .

(The Rev. John A. O'Brien, "Let's Take Birth Control...)

In Poughkeepsie , N._Y. , in 1952 , a Roman_Catholic hospital presented seven Protestant physicians with an ultimatum to quit the Planned_Parenthood_Federation or to resign from the hospital staff .

(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

The tsunami warning system developed since the 1946 disaster in Hawaii relies mainly on a simple and ingenious instrument devised by Commander_C._K._Green of the Coast_and_Geodetic_Survey staff .

Its staff makes a preliminary determination of the epicenter of the quake and alerts tide stations near the epicenter for a tsunami .

Synonyms staff Related Terms force office headquarters_staff sales_staff service_staff general_staff research_staff newsroom security_staff staff_member

2. staff [ v ] provide with staff
Examples: "This position is not always staffed"

Used in print:

(The Philadelphia Inquirer,...)

Louis_Glazer is chairman of the men 's committee that , among other jobs , takes_over part of the responsibility for staffing the shop during its evening hours .

(James J. Maguire, "A Family Affair"...)

Had it not been for such private enterprise , diocesan authorities might of_course have been goaded into establishing institutions subsidized by diocesan funds and parish collections and staffed by religious as paid employees .

(Robert Wallace, "This Is the Way It Came About"...)

But they left behind them large_numbers of officers , variously called `` volunteers '' or `` mercenaries '' , who now staff the army of Moise_Tshombe in Katanga , the seceded province which , according to Tshombe , holds 65 % of the mineral wealth of the entire country .

(An Act for International Development, A Summary...)

On_the_other_hand , it is no interference with sovereignty to point_out defects where they exist , such_as that a plan calls_for factories without power to run them , or for institutions without trained personnel to staff them .

Synonyms staff Related Terms provide man

3. staff [ n ] a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose
Examples: "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"

Used in print:

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

He stood stiffly erect , clutching the staff , his body half hidden by the limp cloth .

He clutched the staff , and his dark eyes blinked apologetically .

Synonyms staff Related Terms stick crutch distaff flagpole crook quarterstaff pikestaff alpenstock

4. staff [ n ] the body of teachers and administrators at a school
Examples: "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"

Used in print:

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

A good feeling prevailed on the SMU coaching staff Monday , but attention quickly turned from Saturday 's victory to next week 's problem : Rice_University .

Synonyms faculty staff Related Terms body school professor

5. Staff [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 14173

Synonyms Staff

6. staff [ v ] serve on the staff of
Examples: "The two men staff the reception desk"

Synonyms staff Related Terms serve

7. staff [ n ] building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration

Synonyms staff Related Terms building_material

8. staff [ n ] a rod carried as a symbol

Synonyms staff Related Terms symbol scepter mace tipstaff crosier

9. staff [ n ] (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written

Synonyms stave staff Related Terms musical_notation staff_line space music

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