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staff

noun

1 staff

Personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task.

Roget 747: scepter, regalia, caduceus; Mercury's rod, Mercury's staff, Mercury's wand; rod of empire, mace, fasces, wand; staff, staff of office; baton, truncheon; ... show more

Roget 746: subject, liegeman; servant, retainer, follower, henchman, servitor, domestic, menial, help, lady help, employe, attache; ... show more

Roget 727: arm, arms; weapon, deadly weapon; armament, armaments, armature; panoply, stand of arms; armor etc. (defense) 717; armory ... show more

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Roget 712: party, faction, side, denomination, communion, set, crew, band.    horde, posse, phalanx; family, clan, etc. ... show more

Roget 696: council, committee, subcommittee, comitia [Lat.], court, chamber, cabinet, board, bench, staff.    senate, senatus [Lat.], parliament, ... show more

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 745: master, padrone; lord, lord paramount; commander, commandant; captain; chief, chieftain; sirdar, sachem, sheik, head, senior, ... show more

Roget 858: hope, hopes; desire etc. 865; fervent hope, sanguine expectation, trust, confidence, reliance; faith etc. (belief) 484; ... show more

Dutch: personeel
Polish: kadra, obsada, personel, załoga



2 staff

A strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose.

Polish: kostur

3 staff

The body of teachers and administrators at a school:
— The dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university.

synonym: faculty.

Dutch: faculteit

4 staff

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

Dutch: medewerkers

5 staff

A rod carried as a symbol.

Polish: laska

6 staff

music The system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written.

synonym: stave.

Roget 413: melody, rhythm, measure; rhyme etc. (poetry) 597.    pitch, timbre, intonation, tone.    scale, gamut; ... show more

Dutch: personeel, staf, vers, strofe, balk, notenbalk
Polish: pięciolinia

verb

1 staff

Provide with staff.

Dutch: bemensen

2 staff

Serve on the staff of.


Moby thesaurus: British Cabinet, Malacca cane, Sanhedrin, US Cabinet, accouter, advisory body, advocate, alpenstock, appoint, arm, armory, assembly, association, athletic supporter, back, backbone, backing, badge, badge of office, badges ... show more.

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