Synonyms of staff


1. staff, force, personnel

usage: 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"

2. staff, stick

usage: a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"

3. staff, faculty, body

usage: the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"

4. staff, building material

usage: building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration

5. staff, symbol

usage: a rod carried as a symbol

6. staff, stave, musical notation

usage: (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written


1. staff, provide, supply, ply, cater

usage: provide with staff; "This position is not always staffed"

2. staff, serve

usage: serve on the staff of; "The two men staff the reception desk"

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Definition and meaning of staff (Dictionary)