n 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
2: the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the
dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the
university" [syn: faculty
3: a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian
purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"
4: a rod carried as a symbol
5: (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the
musical notes are written [syn: stave
v : provide with staff; "This position is not always staffed"