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  Definition of staff
  1. a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"
  2. (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
  3. a rod carried as a symbol
  4. the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"
  5. personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task; "the hospital has an excellent nursing staff"; "the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions"
  6. building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration
  7. provide with staff; "This position is not always staffed"
  8. serve on the staff of; "The two men staff the reception desk"
Similar Words: stave, faculty

 

Hyponyms: alpenstock, crook, shepherd's crook, crutch, distaff, flagpole, flagstaff, pikestaff, quarterstaff, crosier, crozier, mace, scepter, sceptre, verge, wand, tipstaff, newsroom, office, office staff, research staff, sales staff, security staff, service staff, maintenance staff, general staff, headquarters staff, man

 

Member Meronyms: school

 

Derivational Morphology: faculty

 

 
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