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1. 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. a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose
he walked with the help of a wooden staff
3. the body of teachers and administrators at a school
the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university
4. building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration
5. a rod carried as a symbol
6. (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
7. A long piece of wood; a stick; the long handle of an instrument or weapon; a pole or srick, used for many purposes; as, a surveyor's staff; the staff of a spear or pike.
8. Plaster combined with fibrous and other materials so as to be suitable for sculpture in relief or in the round, or for forming flat plates or boards of considerable size which can be nailed to framework to make the exterior of a larger structure, forming joints which may afterward be repaired and concealed with fresh plaster.
9. provide with staff
This position is not always staffed
10. serve on the staff of
The two men staff the reception desk