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Synonyms for staff
stæf, stɑf

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. staff(noun)

    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"

    stave, faculty

  2. staff(noun)

    a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose

    "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"

    stave, faculty

  3. staff, faculty(noun)

    the body of teachers and administrators at a school

    "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"

    stave, module, mental faculty, faculty

  4. staff(noun)

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

    stave, faculty

  5. staff(noun)

    a rod carried as a symbol

    stave, faculty

  6. staff, stave(verb)

    (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written

    stave, round, rung, faculty, lag

  7. staff(verb)

    provide with staff

    "This position is not always staffed"

  8. staff(verb)

    serve on the staff of

    "The two men staff the reception desk"


  1. staff(noun)

    to supply (a business) with employees

    personnel, stave

  2. staff(noun)

    A series of horizontal lines on which musical notes are written.

    personnel, stave

  3. staff(noun)

    The employees of a business.

    The company employed 10 new staff this month.

    stave, personnel

  4. staff(noun)

    A mixture of plaster and fibre used as a temporary exterior wall covering (see Wikipedia article)

    personnel, stave

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. staff(n.)

    cane, stick, pole, rod, partisan, truncheon

  2. staff(n.)

    support, prop, stay

  3. staff(n.)

    ÉTAT MAJOR, staff-officers, commissioned officers

  4. staff(n.)

    stanza, verse, stave

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. staff(n)

    rod, stick, cane, truncheon, mace, crozier, support, bourdon

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. staff

    Medical staff, see there

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How to use staff in a sentence?

  1. Nigel Topping:

    Oil CEOs would do well to find common cause with the pope and ensure that their skilled staff and deep balance sheets are deployed to ensure that business is a force for good.

  2. Joseph Gradisher:

    Navy officials did indeed meet with interested congressional members and staffers on Wednesday to provide a classified brief on efforts to understand and identify these threats to the safety and security of our aviators, follow-up discussions with other interested staffers are scheduled for later today( Thursday, 20 June). Navy officials will continue to keep interested congressional members and staff informed. Given the classified nature of these discussions, we will not comment on the specific information provided in these Hill briefings.

  3. Ben Sutherly:

    Our physicians and staff at no time leave an active operating room, procedural area, or patient room to greet anyone.

  4. Kate Andersen Brower:

    They didn't really trust the staff -- it took them a full year to really carry on a conversation while the staff was in the room.

  5. Colorado Department of Public Health:

    Based on Public Healths follow up and investigation, In-N-Out is adhering to frequent cleaning and disinfecting protocols, in addition to enacting employee screenings, exclusion of ill employees, and cohorting staff, recommendations to temporarily close are given when transmission within the facility is identified and to allow for proper cleaning and disinfecting.

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