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staff

 
Noun staff has 6 senses
  1. staff - 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"
    --1 is a kind of
    force, personnel
    --1 has members: staff member, staffer
    --1 has particulars:
     newsroom; office, office staff; research staff; sales staff; security staff; service staff, maintenance staff; general staff; headquarters staff
    Derived forms: verb staff2, verb staff1
  2. staff, faculty - the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"
    --2 is a kind of body
    --2 is a member of school
    --2 has members: professor, prof
    Derived forms: verb staff2, verb staff1
  3. staff - a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"
    --3 is a kind of
    stick
    --3 has particulars:
     alpenstock; crook, shepherd's crook; crutch; distaff; flagpole, flagstaff; pikestaff; quarterstaff
  4. staff - building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration
    --4 is a kind of
    building material
  5. staff - a rod carried as a symbol
    --5 is a kind of
    symbol
    --5 has particulars:
     crosier, crozier; mace; scepter, sceptre, verge, wand; tipstaff
  6. staff, stave - (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
    --6 is a kind of musical notation
    --6 has parts: staff line; space
Verb staff has 2 senses
  1. staff - provide with staff; "This position is not always staffed"
    --1 is one way to
    provide, supply, ply, cater
    Derived forms: noun staff2, noun staff1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. staff - serve on the staff of; "The two men staff the reception desk"
    --2 is one way to
    serve
    Derived forms: noun staff2, noun staff1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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