What is staff?

  • (noun): Personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task.
    Example: "The hospital has an excellent nursing staff"; "the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on staff:

Songwriter - Staff Writers
... songwriting agreement with a publisher are known as "staff writers" ... Being a staff writer effectively means that during the term of a songwriter's contract with a publisher, all their songs are automatically published by the company to which they ... In the Nashville country music scene, there is a strong staff writer culture where contracted writers work normal "9-to-5" hours at the publishing office and are ...
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary - Leadership and Staffing
... Members appointed to the National Staff (see DIR, DVC, BC and BA below) have another chain to which they report ... Other staff officers are appointed based on skills and level of interest ... components of the Coast Guard, inherited the meme of staff officer abbreviations, and these are used extensively in internal documents and reports ...
Iwane Matsui - Early Military Career
... graduated from the 18th class of the Army Staff College in 1906 ... From 1921 to 1922, Matsui was attached to the Vladivostok Expeditionary Force Staff for the Japanese Siberian Intervention against Bolshevik Red Army forces in eastern Russia ... head of the 2nd Bureau of the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff from 1925 to 1928, then attached to the Army General Staff until 1929 when he was ...
Yukio Kasahara - Biography
22nd class of the Imperial Japanese Army Academy in 1913, and from the 22nd class of the Army Staff College in November 1918 ... (European American Military Intelligence), 2nd Bureau, of the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff ... returned to the 2nd Bureau of the General Staff in 1936 as Chief of the 4th Section, 5th Section and 6th Section, covering all of the European, American and Russian Intelligence ...
Staff - Other Uses
... People in employment within any organization Staff (military), the organ of military command and planning Staff (music), a set of five horizontal lines upon which notes are ...

More definitions of "staff":

  • (noun): A rod carried as a symbol.
  • (noun): (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written.
    Synonyms: stave
  • (noun): A strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose.
    Example: "He walked with the help of a wooden staff"
  • (verb): Provide with staff.
    Example: "This position is not always staffed"
  • (noun): Building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration.
  • (noun): The body of teachers and administrators at a school.
    Example: "The dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"
    Synonyms: faculty
  • (verb): Serve on the staff of.
    Example: "The two men staff the reception desk"

Famous quotes containing the word staff:

    Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the wadi, and put them in his shepherd s bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine.
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 17:40.

    I shall not want false witness to condemn me,
    Nor store of treasons to augment my guilt.
    The ancient proverb will be well effected:
    “A staff is quickly found to beat a dog.”
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    We achieve “active” mastery over illness and death by delegating all responsibility for their management to physicians, and by exiling the sick and the dying to hospitals. But hospitals serve the convenience of staff not patients: we cannot be properly ill in a hospital, nor die in one decently; we can do so only among those who love and value us. The result is the institutionalized dehumanization of the ill, characteristic of our age.
    Thomas Szasz (b. 1920)