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staff1 British & World English

All the people employed by a particular organization

staff2 British & World English

A mixture of plaster of Paris, cement, or a similar material, used for temporary building work

staff English Thesaurus

there is a reluctance to take on new staff

staff New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

British variant of stave

Staff in staff1 British & World English

short for staff sergeant.

staff in stave British & World English

A set of five parallel lines on any one or between any adjacent two of which a note is written to indicate its pitch

half-staff British & World English

The position of a flag which is being flown some way below the top of its staff as a mark of respect for a person who has died

staff nurse British & World English

An experienced nurse less senior than a sister or charge nurse

general staff British & World English

The staff assisting a military commander in planning and executing operations

ground staff British & World English

The people employed by a sports club to maintain the playing area, buildings, and equipment

Jacob's staff British & World English

A rod with a sliding cursor formerly used for measuring distances and heights

staff college British & World English

A college at which military officers are trained for staff duties

staff officer British & World English

A military officer serving on the staff of a military headquarters or government department

pastoral staff British & World English

A bishop’s crozier

staff notation British & World English

Notation by means of a stave, especially as distinct from the tonic sol-fa

staff sergeant British & World English

A rank of non-commissioned officer in the army, above sergeant and below warrant officer

chief of staff British & World English

The senior staff officer of a service, command, or formation

staff association British & World English

An association of employees performing some of the functions of a trade union, such as representing its members in discussions with management

the staff of life British & World English

A staple food, especially bread

Joint Chiefs of Staff British & World English

The chiefs of staff of the US Army and Air Force, the commandant of the US Marine Corps, and the chief of US Naval Operations. This group’s chairman, selected from one of the branches, is the highest-ranking military adviser to the president of the US

flagstaff British & World English

Another term for flagpole.

staffroom British & World English

A common room for teachers in a school or college

understaffed British & World English

Having too few members of staff to operate effectively

waitstaff British & World English

Waiters and waitresses collectively

quarterstaff British & World English

A stout pole 6-8 feet long, formerly used as a weapon

the staff of life in staff1 British & World English

A staple food, especially bread

leveling staff in leveling rod British & World English

A graduated pole with a movable marker, held upright and used with a surveying instrument to measure differences in elevation. Also called leveling pole, leveling staff


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