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Definitions of staff

  1. the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. provide with staff; "This position is not always staffed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a rod carried as a symbol Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. serve on the staff of; "The two men staff the reception desk" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Plaster combined with fibrous and other materials so as to be suitable for sculpture in relief or in the round, or for forming flat plates or boards of considerable size which can be nailed to framework to make the exterior of a larger structure, forming joints which may afterward be repaired and concealed with fresh plaster. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A long piece of wood; a stick; the long handle of an instrument or weapon; a pole or srick, used for many purposes; as, a surveyor's staff; the staff of a spear or pike. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A stick carried in the hand for support or defense by a person walking; hence, a support; that which props or upholds. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A pole, stick, or wand borne as an ensign of authority; a badge of office; as, a constable's staff. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. A pole upon which a flag is supported and displayed. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. The round of a ladder. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. A series of verses so disposed that, when it is concluded, the same order begins again; a stanza; a stave. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. The five lines and the spaces on which music is written; -- formerly called stave. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. An arbor, as of a wheel or a pinion of a watch. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. The grooved director for the gorget, or knife, used in cutting for stone in the bladder. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. An establishment of officers in various departments attached to an army, to a section of an army, or to the commander of an army. The general's staff consists of those officers about his person who are employed in carrying his commands into execution. See Etat Major. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. Hence: A body of assistants serving to carry into effect the plans of a superintendant or manager; as, the staff of a newspaper. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. A stick carried for support in walking, etc.; a building material composed principally of plaster, used for temporary structures; the five lines and four spaces on which music is written; a flagpole; a body of executive and administrative officers attached to any department of an army, or to a commander; a body of assistants to a leader or manager; as, the staff of a newspaper. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. 1. A lithotomy guide; a curved sound, grooved on the convexity, introduced into the urethra, the groove serving as a guide for the point of the knife passed through the perineum and thence into the bladder. 2. See attending staff, consulting staff, house staff. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  23. Hollow sound for protecting part from instrument during operation for stone in the bladder. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  24. A stick carried for support or defence: a prop: a long piece of wood: pole: a flagstaff: the long handle of an instrument: a stick or ensign of authority: the five lines and spaces for music: a stanza (the previous meanings have pl. STAFFS or STAVES, stavz): an establishment of officers acting together in an army, esp. that attached to the commander: a similar establishment of persons in any undertaking; as, the editorial staff of a newspaper (the last two meanings have pl. STAFFS, stafs). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. A stick carried for support or as a weapon; pole; five lines and spaces on which music is written. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. A stick, as a shaft or pole; a cane or walking stick. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A body of officers attached ot a commander. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. The combined lines and spaces used in written or printed music. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A stick carried in the hand for support or defence; a support; a club; a stick, pole, or handle; the five lines and the spaces on which music is written; an ensign of authority; a pole for displaying a flag; a body of skilled officers attached to an army, connected with the management of it or that of a department under the commander; a body of officials connected with a department. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. A long piece of wood; a stick; the long handle of an instrument or weapon; a pole or stick, used for many purposes; as, a surveyor's staff; the staff of a spear or pike. dictgcide_fs
  31. The five lines and the spaces on which music is written; formerly called stave. dictgcide_fs
  32. An establishment of officers in various departments attached to an army, to a section of an army, or to the commander of an army. The general's staff consists of those officers about his person who are employed in carrying his commands into execution. See . dictgcide_fs
  33. Hence: A body of assistants serving to carry into effect the plans of a superintendent or manager; sometimes used for the entire group of employees of an enterprise, excluding the top management; as, the staff of a newspaper. dictgcide_fs
  34. staf, n. a stick carried for support or defence: a prop: a long piece of wood: pole: a flagstaff: the long handle of an instrument: a stick or ensign of authority: the five lines and spaces on which music is written: a stanza (the previous meanings have pl. STAFFS or STAVES, st[=a]vz): a body of skilled officers whose duty it is, under orders from the commanding officers of various grades, to arrange the movements and supply of the various bodies which go to make up an army: a similar body of persons in any undertaking, acting under a manager or chief (the last two meanings have pl. STAFFS, stafs).--ns. STAFF'-CAPTAIN, the senior grade in the navigating branch in the British navy; STAFF'-COLL'EGE, a college where military officers are trained in the higher branches of professional knowledge, and prepared for holding staff-appointments; STAFF'-CORPS, a body of intelligent officers and men who performed engineering and siege duties, made reconnaissances, &c. during the wars of Wellington; (INDIAN) a body of British officers serving on the permanent Indian establishment, appointed from it to do duty with native regiments, &c.; STAFF'-D[=U]'TY, the occupation of an officer who serves on a staff, having been detached from his regiment; STAFF'-NOT[=A]'TION, musical notation in which a staff is used, as opposed to the tonic-solfa system; STAFF'-SUR'GEON, a navy surgeon of senior grade; STAFF'-SYS'TEM, a block-system in use on single-line railways in which the station-master gives the engine-driver a staff authorising him to proceed over a given portion. [A.S. stæf; Ice. stafr, Ger. stab.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  35. An instrument of great importance in lithotomy,-being the director for the gorget or knife. It is made of steel; and the handle is flat and rough, in order that it may be more securely held. The groove is on its convex surface. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  36. An instrument for introducing into the bladder to serve as a guide along which to carry the knife in lithotomy. na
  37. (pl. now staffs exc. Mus. staves). Stick, pole, for use in walking or climbing or as weapon (now chiefly fig.), as bread is the s. (support) of life, you are the s. of his old age, QUARTER -s.; this as sign of office or authority, as pastoral s. (borne by or before bishop &c.); shaft, pole, as support or handle, as FLAG s.; stick used in surveying &c., esp. JACOB\'s s.; kinds of instrument for taking altitude at sea, as back, cross, fore, -s.; surgeon\'s steel instrument for guiding knife into bladder; (Mil.) body of officers assisting officer in high command& concerned with army or regiment as a whole, as regimental s., general s. (at main headquarters of army, acting as personal s. of commander-in-chief), s. officer, -sergeant, (serving on s.), s. college (in which officers are prepared for s. as opp. to regimental duties); body of persons carrying on work under manager &c., as editorial s. of newspaper, diplomatic s.; (Mus.) set of five parallel lines on any one or between any two of which a note is placed to indicate its pitch, s. notation (by means of s., esp. opp. to tonic sol-fu). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. Mixture of plaster-of-Paris, cement, &c., as building-material. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. An instrument introduced into the urethra as a guide in cutting. American pocket medical dictionary.
  40. A grooved steel rod, straight or curved like a catheter, introduced into the urethra to serve as a guide to the knife in perineal lithotomy. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  41. The group of medical s. connected with a hospital, such as administration s., house s., outpatient s., resident s., etc. [Old Eng.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  42. (Mil.) All officers performing such duties with troops as are not included in regimental duty. Divided into general, personal, and regimental, Staff. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  43. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic] A pole or stick ; - a stick carried in the hand for support or defence ; hence, a support; prop ; comfort; - in music, the five lines and the spaces on which music is written ;-a stick borne as an ensign of authority ;-a pole erected in a ship or elsewhere, to hoist and display a flag upon ;-the round of a ladder ; any long piece of wood. [French] An establishment of officers in various departments attached to an army or to the commander of an army ;-a corps of executive officers. Cabinet Dictionary

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