staff

phonetic symbol: / stǽf / 

staff - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose
e.g.)
・he walked with the help of a wooden staff

[ noun ]
■ (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
stave

[ noun ]
■ a rod carried as a symbol

[ noun ]
■ the body of teachers and administrators at a school
e.g.)
・the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university
faculty

[ noun ]
■ personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
e.g.)
・the hospital has an excellent nursing staff
・the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions

[ noun ]
■ building material consisting of plaster and hair
■ used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration

[ verb ]
■ provide with staff
e.g.)
・This position is not always staffed

[ verb ]
■ serve on the staff of
e.g.)
・The two men staff the reception desk

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