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Definitions of personnel

  1. the division of a business responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for seting policies for personnel management Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for seting policies for personnel management Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. The persons collectively employed in any service. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. The staff of persons employed in some public service, as distinct from the materiel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. The persons employed in any public service; in person, by one's self; not by representative; the person, the body. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for personnel

  1. Perplexed and indignant, Clarence again closely questioned her as to the personnel of the trespassing party who had been seen once or twice since passing over the field. – Susy, A Story of the Plains by Bret Harte
  2. Certainly no expedition ever left our shores with a more ambitious scientific programme, nor was any enterprise of this description ever undertaken by a more enthusiastic and determined personnel – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans
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