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Overview of noun staff

The noun staff has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (17) staff

(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. (2) staff

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

3. (1) staff, faculty

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

5. staff

(a rod carried as a symbol)

6. staff, stave

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


Overview of verb staff

The verb staff has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) staff

(provide with staff; "This position is not always staffed")

2. staff

(serve on the staff of; "The two men staff the reception desk")

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