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1. staff

noun. ['ˈstæf'] personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task.

Synonyms

  • force
  • personnel
  • maintenance staff
  • research staff
  • newsroom
  • office staff
  • service staff
  • staff member
  • security staff
  • office
  • general staff
  • sales staff
  • staffer

Antonyms

  • straighten
  • take
  • kern
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • stæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Staff

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  • behalf
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  • graph
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  • graefe
  • graef
  • giraffe
  • fraph
  • braff
  • assaf
  • yaffe
  • taffe
  • shaff
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  • raff
  • raf
  • pfaff
  • paff
  • naff
  • laugh
  • laff
  • half
  • haff

Example sentences of the word staff


1. Noun, singular or mass
Supervisors must be encouraging and patient while pushing new staff to quickly learn the job.

Quotes containing the word staff


1. The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I'm just gonna tell her, 'Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they'll have to hire you, they can't really fire you, and you don't have to produce that much. It'll be awesome.'
- Adam Carolla

2. One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker - an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That's what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed.
- Herman Cain

3. It seems that the young woman made some indelicate suggestion of a threesome...When I got there, Miss Nash was standing by the hot tub in a small bikini, pointing the business end of a SIG-Sauer P-226 at her fella and concerned members of the hotel staff, while dunking the scantily clad female's head under the water and asking, "Who's diving for clams now, bitch?
- Ilona Andrews, Magic Bleeds

2. half-staff

noun. a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress.

Synonyms

  • place
  • position

Antonyms

  • deglycerolize
  • front
  • back

3. staff-tree_family

noun. trees and shrubs and woody vines usually having bright-colored fruits.

Synonyms

  • order Sapindales
  • Euonymus
  • Celastraceae
  • Catha
  • genus Celastrus
  • genus Catha
  • Sapindales
  • spindle-tree family
  • Celastrus
  • family Celastraceae
  • magnoliopsid family
  • genus Euonymus

4. staff

verb. ['ˈstæf'] provide with staff.

Synonyms

  • supply
  • man
  • provide
  • ply

Antonyms

  • demand
  • female
  • juvenile
  • woman

Etymology

  • stæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. staff

noun. ['ˈstæf'] a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose.

Synonyms

  • flagstaff
  • stick
  • flagpole
  • alpenstock
  • distaff
  • crook
  • crutch
  • quarterstaff
  • pikestaff
  • baton

Antonyms

  • pull
  • attract
  • centripetal force
  • repulsion

Etymology

  • stæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. staff

noun. ['ˈstæf'] the body of teachers and administrators at a school.

Synonyms

  • professor
  • body
  • school
  • faculty

Antonyms

  • dislodge
  • travel
  • move
  • masculine

Etymology

  • stæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. staff

noun. ['ˈstæf'] a rod carried as a symbol.

Synonyms

  • tipstaff
  • crosier
  • sceptre
  • symbol
  • verge
  • wand
  • crozier
  • mace

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • decompress
  • employer
  • detach

Etymology

  • stæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. staff

noun. ['ˈstæf'] building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration.

Antonyms

  • recall

Etymology

  • stæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. staff

verb. ['ˈstæf'] serve on the staff of.

Antonyms

  • volunteer

Etymology

  • stæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. staff

noun. ['ˈstæf'] (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written.

Synonyms

  • stave
  • space
  • musical notation

Antonyms

  • centrifugal force
  • adduct
  • push
  • repel

Etymology

  • stæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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