NounStaff (countable and uncountable; plural Staffs or staves)
- (plural: staffs or staves) a long, straight stick, especially one used to assist in walking.
- (plural: staves) (music) A series of horizontal lines on which musical notes are written.
- (plural: staff) The employees of a business. (e.g. The company employed 10 new staff this month.)
- (uncountable) A mixture of plaster and fibre used as a temporary exterior wall covering (see w:Staff (building material))
Verbs for Staff
arm with—; bear—; brandish—; cudgel with—; discard—; nourish—; flutter on—; relinquish—; shatter—; shoulder—; splinter —; surrender—; wield—; —bludgeons; — braces; —deflects; —sags; —supports; — sustains; —sways.
Adjectives for Staff
knotted; managerial; faithful; official; efficient; consultant; inventive; research; energetic; intelligent; glittering.
Verbs for Staff
appoint to—; augment—; clutter—; discharge—; employ—; evacuate—; inspect—; resign from—; recruit—; suspend from—; —surrenders.
Adverbs for Staff
efficiently; faithfully; officially; scientifically; periodically; annually; seasonally.
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, baluster, balustrade, bandeau, banister, bar, bar line, base, baton, bearer, bench, blazonry, board, body of advisers, borough council, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brain trust, brassard, brassiere, button, buttress, cabinet, caduceus, camarilla, cane, cap and gown, carrier, caryatid, cervix, chain, chain of office, chamber, city council, class ring, club, cockade, collar, colonnade, column, common council, conference, congress, consultative assembly, corset, council, council fire, council of ministers, council of state, council of war, county council, court, crew, crook, crosier, cross, cross-staff, crozier, crutch, crutch-stick, dado, decoration, degree, deliberative assembly, die, diet, directory, divan, dress, eagle, emblems, employees, ensigns, equip, fasces, figurehead, fit, fit out, fit up, fleur-de-lis, footstalk, force, foundation garment, fulcrum, furnish, gang, gavel, gear, girdle, guy, guywire, hammer and sickle, handstaff, heel, help, heraldry, hired help, insignia, jack, jock, jockstrap, junta, kitchen cabinet, lapel pin, ledger line, legislature, line, lituus, livery, mace, mainstay, maintainer, man, mantle, markings, mast, medal, men, mortarboard, munition, neck, newel-post, old school tie, organization, outfit, parish council, pastoral staff, paterissa, peduncle, personnel, pier, pike, pilaster, pile, piling, pillar, pin, plinth, pole, portfolio, post, prepare, privy council, prop, quarterstaff, queen-post, regalia, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, rest, resting place, retinue, rig, rig out, rig up, rigging, ring, rod, rod of office, rose, scepter, school ring, servantry, shaft, shamrock, shillelagh, shoulder, shroud, sigillography, skull and crossbones, socle, soviet, space, sphragistics, spine, sprit, stake, stalk, stanchion, stand, standard, standing rigging, stave, stay, stem, stick, stiffener, strengthener, subbase, support, supporter, surbase, sustainer, swagger stick, swanking stick, swastika, syndicate, synod, tartan, team, the help, thistle, tie, tribunal, truncheon, trunk, turn out, uniform, upholder, upright, verge, walking stick, wand, wand of office
- (RP) stäf, IPA: /stɑːf/, /stA:f/
- Rhymes: -ɑːf
- (North America) IPA: /ˈstæf/
Audio (US) noicon (file)
- Rhymes: -æf
Staff m. (plural staffs)
- staff, mixture of plaster and fibre.
- Le staff apparaît grâce au Français Mézier qui vers 1850 a l'idée de réaliser une première corniche préfabriquée armée d'une toile de jute. Dès lors l'emploi du staff se développe rapidement jusqu'à atteindre son apogée à la belle époque. (Wikipédia)
Staff m. (plural Staffs)
- staff, employees of a business.
- les membres du staff.
- governing body (army, corporation, administration, etc.)
- Il avait été prévu une centaine d'infirmiers et un staff comprenant le médecin-chef, deux assistants, six internes. (H. Bazin, Fin asiles, 1959, p. 81)
- IPA: /staf/
XXth century - from English staff
- IPA: /staf/
- "Staff" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
staff m. inv.
- staff (people)