What is staff?

  • (verb): Serve on the staff of.
    Example: "The two men staff the reception desk"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on staff:

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 placed in ...
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 ... work with the other 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
... Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905, and graduated from the 18th class of the Army Staff College in 1906 ... Matsui was attached to the Vladivostok Expeditionary Force Staff for the Japanese Siberian Intervention against Bolshevik Red Army forces in eastern Russia ... Bureau of the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff from 1925 to 1928, then attached to the Army General Staff until 1929 when he was promoted to major general and assigned ...
Yukio Kasahara - Biography
... Japanese Army Academy in 1913, and from the 22nd class of the Army Staff College in November 1918 ... 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 ...
Songwriter - Staff Writers
... 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 ... 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 paid a regular salary ...

More definitions of "staff":

  • (noun): A rod carried as a symbol.
  • (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"
  • (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
  • (noun): A strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose.
    Example: "He walked with the help of a wooden staff"
  • (noun): (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written.
    Synonyms: stave

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.

    ... all my letters are read. I like that. I usually put something in there that I would like the staff to see. If some of the staff are lazy and choose not to read the mail, I usually write on the envelope “Legal Mail.” This way it will surely be read. It’s important that we educate everybody as we go along.
    Jean Gump, U.S. pacifist. As quoted in The Great Divide, book 2, section 10, by Studs Terkel (1988)

    Man, in spite of his tendency towards mendacity, has a great respect for what he calls the truth. Truth is his staff in his voyage through life; commonplaces are the bread in his bag and the wine in his jug.
    Rémy De Gourmont (1858–1915)