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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. Thomas Frieden:

    That's really unusual, for me, at my level, to have to call and say, 'Let my staff in,' there's been maybe one other instance where I had to do that in my six years as director of the CDC.

  2. Cesare Damiano:

    Even though a swallow does not make a summer and the problems of the car sector in Italy are still huge, we are seeing a first turnaround after 10 years of production and staff losses.

  3. Nadia Lopez:

    This is a neighborhood that doesn't necessarily expect much from our children, so at Mott Hall Bridges Academy we set our expectations very high. We don't call the children' students,' we call them' scholars.' Our color is purple. Our scholars wear purple, and so do our staff.

  4. Dawn Laguens:

    Anti-abortion extremists are willing to do anything to stop women from accessing the reproductive health care they are seeking, extremists have broken laws, harassed our doctors and patients, produced hack videos, and now are claiming to have committed a gross invasion of privacy -- one that, if true, could potentially put our staff members at risk.

  5. Kenny Berry:

    This policy was developed and recommended by a group of District stakeholders consisting of secondary students, parents, staff and administration, clyde CISD appreciates the input from our community and stakeholders that led to the development of our newly approved dress and grooming policy.

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    A synonym for "drooping"
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    • B. erect
    • C. upright
    • D. tense

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