staff

staff
staff1 [ stæf ] noun ***
1. ) singular or uncount the people who work for a particular company, organization, or institution:
It is a small hospital with a staff of just over a hundred.
The staff is not happy about the new arrangement.
join the staff: She joined the staff in 1976.
full-time/part-time staff: The embassy employs around fifty on its full-time staff.
a member of the staff: Peter became a very valued member of the staff.
a ) the ordinary workers, not the managers:
We need better communication between management and staff.
b ) only before noun relating to the staff:
a staff cafeteria/lounge
a staff shortage: They blame staff shortages for the delay.
c ) the people who do paid work in a place, rather than the other people there:
recreational facilities for students and staff
d ) the nursing/teaching/medical etc. staff the people within an organization who do a particular type of work
2. ) count the set of lines on which music is written: STAVE
3. ) count a long stick used for making walking easier, used mainly in the past
a ) a FLAGPOLE:
at half staff
b ) a stick that some officials carry on formal occasions:
a staff of office
staff
staff 2 [ stæf ] verb transitive
1. ) to provide an organization with the workers it needs:
fully staffed (=with enough people working): The receptionist's office must be fully staffed at all times.
2. ) to be a worker in an organization:
It is a well-managed office staffed by qualified and professional people.
Many thanks to all those who baked cakes and staffed the booth.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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