What is staff?

  • (verb): Provide with staff.
    Example: "This position is not always staffed"
    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 written music ...
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 ... its close work with the other components of the Coast Guard, inherited the meme of staff officer abbreviations, and these are used extensively in ...
Songwriter - Staff Writers
... signed to an exclusive 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 ... 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 paid a regular salary ...
Iwane Matsui - Early Military Career
... fought in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905, and 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 ... those posts he was sent to be 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 ...
Yukio Kasahara - Biography
... 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 ... Kasahara 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 ...

More definitions of "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"
  • (noun): Building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration.
  • (noun): A strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose.
    Example: "He walked with the help of a wooden staff"
  • (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 rod carried as a symbol.
  • (noun): (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written.
    Synonyms: stave
  • (verb): Serve on the staff of.
    Example: "The two men staff the reception desk"

Famous quotes containing the word staff:

    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)

    In public buildings set aside for the care and maintenance of the goods of the middle ages, a staff of civil service art attendants praise all the dead, irrelevant scribblings and scrawlings that, at best, have only historical interest for idiots and layabouts.
    George Grosz (1893–1959)

    When the reviews are bad I tell my staff that they can join me as I cry all the way to the bank.
    Wladziu Valentino Liberace (1919–1987)