Definition of staf
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"
([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"
(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"
(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"
(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 14173Synonyms Staff
6. staff [ v ] serve on the staff of
Examples: "The two men staff the reception desk"
7. staff [ n ] building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decorationSynonyms staff Related Terms building_material
8. staff [ n ] a rod carried as a symbolSynonyms staff Related Terms symbol scepter mace tipstaff crosier
9. staff [ n ] (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are writtenSynonyms stave staff Related Terms musical_notation staff_line space music
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