HyperDic: staff

English > 8 senses of the word staff:
NOUNgroupstaffpersonnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
artifactstaffa strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose
groupstaff, facultythe body of teachers and administrators / administrators at a school
substancestaffbuilding material consisting of plaster and hair
communicationstaffa rod carried as a symbol
communicationstaff, stave(music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
VERBcompetitionstaffprovide with staff
competitionstaffserve on the staff of
staff > pronunciation
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English > staff: 8 senses > noun 1, group
Meaningpersonnel 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"
Membersstaff member, stafferAn employee who is a member of a staff of workers (especially a member of the staff that works for the President of the United States)
Narrowergeneral staffmilitary officers assigned to assist a senior officer in planning military policy
headquarters staffmilitary staff stationed at headquarters
newsroomThe staff of a newspaper or the news department of a periodical
office, office staffprofessional or clerical workers in an office
research staffA group of associated research workers in a university or library or laboratory
sales staffThose in a business who are responsible for sales
security staffThose in an organization responsible for preventing spying or theft
service staff, maintenance staffThose in a business responsible for maintaining the physical plant
Broaderforce, personnelgroup of people willing / willing to obey orders
Spanishpersonal
Catalanpersonal, staff
Verbsstaffprovide with staff
staffserve on the staff of
English > staff: 8 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose.
Example"he walked with the help of a wooden staff"
NarroweralpenstockA stout staff with a metal point
batonA short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority
crook, shepherd's crookA long staff with one end being hook shaped
crutchA wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground
distaffThe staff on which wool or flax is wound before spinning
flagpole, flagstaffA tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised
pikestaffThe staff of a pike
quarterstaffA long stout staff used as a weapon
BroaderstickAn implement consisting of a length of wood
Spanishbastón
English > staff: 8 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningThe body of teachers and administrators / administrators at a school.
Example"the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"
Synonymfaculty
Member ofschoolAn educational institution
Membersprofessor, profsomeone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university
BroaderbodyA group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
Spanishclaustro, facultad
Catalanclaustre
Verbsstaffprovide with staff
staffserve on the staff of
English > staff: 8 senses > noun 4, substance
Meaningbuilding material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration.
Broaderbuilding materialmaterial used for constructing buildings
English > staff: 8 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA rod carried as a symbol.
Narrowercrosier, crozierA staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
maceA ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority
scepter, sceptre, verge, wandA ceremonial or emblematic staff
tipstaffstaff with a metal tip carried as a sign of office by e.g. a bailiff or constable / constable
BroadersymbolAn arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
Spanishbáculo, vara
Catalanvara, vareta
English > staff: 8 senses > noun 6, communication
Meaning(music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written.
Synonymstave
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
PartsspaceOne of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff
staff lineAny of the 5 horizontal marks comprising a staff
Broadermusical notation(music) notation used by musicians / musicians
Spanishpauta, pentagrama, personal, varas
Catalanpentagrama, staff
English > staff: 8 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningProvide with staff.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"This position is not always staffed"
NarrowermanProvide with workers
Broaderprovide, supply, ply, caterGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
Spanishequipar, proveer de personal
Catalanproveir de personal
Nounsstaffthe body of teachers and administrators / administrators at a school
staffpersonnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
English > staff: 8 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningServe on the staff of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The two men staff the reception desk"
BroaderserveDo duty or hold offices
Nounsstaffthe body of teachers and administrators / administrators at a school
staffpersonnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task

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