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Definitions of staff

  1.   the body of teachers and administrators at a school the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university
  2.   provide with staff This position is not always staffed
  3.   a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose he walked with the help of a wooden staff
  4.   music the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
  5.   a rod carried as a symbol
  6.   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
  7.   building material consisting of plaster and hair used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure as at an exposition or for decoration
  8.   serve on the staff of The two men staff the reception desk
  9.   Plaster combined with fibrous and other materials so as to be suitable for sculpture in relief or in the round or for forming flat plates or boards of considerable size which can be nailed to framework to make the exterior of a larger structure forming joints which may afterward be repaired and concealed with fresh plaster
  10.   A long piece of wood a stick the long handle of an instrument or weapon a pole or srick used for many purposes as a surveyor's staff the staff of a spear or pike
  11.   A stick carried in the hand for support or defense by a person walking hence a support that which props or upholds
  12.   A pole stick or wand borne as an ensign of authority a badge of office as a constable's staff
  13.   A pole upon which a flag is supported and displayed
  14.   The round of a ladder
  15.   A series of verses so disposed that when it is concluded the same order begins again a stanza a stave
  16.   The five lines and the spaces on which music is written formerly called stave
  17.   An arbor as of a wheel or a pinion of a watch
  18.   The grooved director for the gorget or knife used in cutting for stone in the bladder
  19.   An establishment of officers in various departments attached to an army to a section of an army or to the commander of an army The general's staff consists of those officers about his person who are employed in carrying his commands into execution See Etat Major
  20.   Hence A body of assistants serving to carry into effect the plans of a superintendant or manager as the staff of a newspaper
  21.   A stick carried for support in walking etc a building material composed principally of plaster used for temporary structures the five lines and four spaces on which music is written a flagpole a body of executive and administrative officers attached to any department of an army or to a commander a body of assistants to a leader or manager as the staff of a newspaper
  22.   1 A lithotomy guide a curved sound grooved on the convexity introduced into the urethra the groove serving as a guide for the point of the knife passed through the perineum and thence into the bladder 2 See attending staff consulting staff house staff
  23.   Hollow sound for protecting part from instrument during operation for stone in the bladder
  24.   A stick carried for support or defence a prop a long piece of wood pole a flagstaff the long handle of an instrument a stick or ensign of authority the five lines and spaces for music a stanza the previous meanings have pl STAFFS or STAVES stavz an establishment of officers acting together in an army esp that attached to the commander a similar establishment of persons in any undertaking as the editorial staff of a newspaper the last two meanings have pl STAFFS stafs
  25.   A stick carried for support or as a weapon pole five lines and spaces on which music is written
  26.   A stick as a shaft or pole a cane or walking stick
  27.   A body of officers attached ot a commander
  28.   The combined lines and spaces used in written or printed music
  29.   A stick carried in the hand for support or defence a support a club a stick pole or handle the five lines and the spaces on which music is written an ensign of authority a pole for displaying a flag a body of skilled officers attached to an army connected with the management of it or that of a department under the commander a body of officials connected with a department

Quotes of staff

  1. When we compile a petition we often have members go to their representative's or Senator's offices and deliver it in person This way they can experience a real connection with the staff – Joan Blades
  2. Our staff not only received the reports from these agencies they examined them They questioned them – John Sherman Cooper
  3. I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him in the ordinary sense of the word I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff – Aleister Crowley
  4. I think the composer and production staff of an opera have a real responsibility to use visual elements of all kinds to make clear to the American audience at any rate exactly what is going on – John Eaton
  5. We had prepared my staff had prepared for me a whole dossier on virtually on George Bush on his votes on his records what he had done over the past number of years in public service – Geraldine Ferraro
  6. When you see a woman who can go nowhere without a staff of admirers it is not so much because they think she is beautiful it is because she has told them they are handsome – Jean Giraudoux
  7. A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin – George Herbert
  8. The standard rumor at the time was that Rumsfeld as chief of staff had persuaded President Ford to appoint George H W Bush as director of Central Intelligence assuming that that got rid of a potential competitor for the presidency – Bobby R. Inman
  9. We must be part of the general staff at the inception rather than the ambulance drivers at the bitter end – Lane Kirkland
  10. I had to delegate authority to the people on my staff That means you shave away the hierarchy – Jurgen Klinsmann
  11. When the reviews are bad I tell my staff that they can join me as I cry all the way to the bank – Liberace
  12. I've hung out in the writer's room a few times but the fact is we've got such a good writing staff I don't want to get my peanut butter fingerprints on anything – Patton Oswalt
  13. It was a wonderful experience to play in the NFL and I have no regrets I truly will miss playing for the Lions I consider the Lions' players coaches staff management and fans my family I leave on good terms with everyone in the organization – Barry Sanders
  14. We exercise great caution in airing an audio or videotape released by a terrorist organization holding a hostage These are decisions made by CNN's editorial staff and not by any third party – Jim Walton
  15. Towards the end of the Lord Chamberlain's era when his hold was being loosened private prosecutions began to happen A member of staff at the Royal Court ordered to stop the play and the police were brought in – Timothy West

Usage examples for staff

  1. By the side of this opening on looking more closely I beheld a cup tied to the end of a staff – Laos Folk-Lore of Farther India by Katherine Neville Fleeson
  2. The staff is also useful for feeling the way – How Girls Can Help Their Country by Juliette Low Agnes Baden-Powell Robert Baden-Powell
  3. So almost before he knew it Dave was on the staff of The Call – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  4. Even our staff knew it – Further Foolishness by Stephen Leacock
  5. None of the rest of the staff will come in until we're through – Anything You Can Do by Gordon Randall Garrett
  6. “ Adjutantcies and staff service were hardly established – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  7. Lastly I wish to thank the staff of the University Press for using their best efforts to produce the work rapidly and well and for many acts of personal kindness to myself – The Care of Books by John Willis Clark
  8. She and her mother had met three of the Staff in Smith's on Saturday morning and she guessed from what they said that that was what they doing – Judy of York Hill by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
  9. You are ill said the Jew addressing Zillah while he seated himself and rested his head upon his staff – The Circassian Slave; or, The Sultan's Favorite A Story of Constantinople and the Caucasus by Lieutenant Maturin Murray
  10. Or one of the General Staff – Take the Reason Prisoner by John Joseph McGuire
  11. Jamie stood his staff on end and said Are ye ready dear – My Lady of the Chimney Corner by Alexander Irvine
  12. “ Mr Benfy was too well read to be wholly popular with the staff – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  13. You see you'd better read it to us in self defence remarked the chief of staff – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  14. “ No staff flew Mr Worthington's arms nevertheless the lord of Brampton was in his castle again and Brampton felt that he was there – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  15. At his request permission was granted me to be attached to his Staff during his stay – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  16. Now she stood leaning on her staff and thinking back over the course she had run – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  17. It can well be understood that such an event troubled and frightened the whole staff – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  18. It used to shake all over when it saw a Staff officer – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce
  19. Lord Dundonald and his staff had just arrived – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill

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