What is staff?

  • (noun): (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written.
    Synonyms: stave
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on staff:

Iwane Matsui - Early Military Career
... fought in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905, and graduated from the 18th class of the Army Staff College in 1906 ... From 1921 to 1922, Matsui was attached to the Vladivostok Expeditionary Force Staff for the Japanese Siberian Intervention against Bolshevik Red Army forces in eastern Russia ... posts he was sent to be head of the 2nd Bureau of the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff from 1925 to 1928, then attached to the Army General Staff until 1929 when he was promoted to major ...
Yukio Kasahara - Biography
... the 22nd class of the Imperial Japanese Army Academy in 1913, and from the 22nd class of the Army Staff College in November 1918 ... of the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff ... returned to the 2nd Bureau of the General Staff in 1936 as Chief of the 4th Section, 5th Section and 6th Section, covering all of the European, American and Russian Intelligence ...
Staff - Other Uses
... People in employment within any organization Staff (military), the organ of military command and planning Staff (music), a set of five horizontal lines upon which ...
Songwriter - Staff Writers
... songwriting agreement with a publisher are known as "staff writers" ... Being a staff writer effectively means that during the term of a songwriter's contract with a publisher, all their songs are automatically published by the company to which they signed, and can ... In the Nashville country music scene, there is a strong staff writer culture where contracted writers work normal "9-to-5" hours at the publishing office ...

More definitions of "staff":

  • (verb): Serve on the staff of.
    Example: "The two men staff the reception desk"
  • (noun): A strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose.
    Example: "He walked with the help of a wooden staff"
  • (verb): Provide with staff.
    Example: "This position is not always staffed"
  • (noun): Building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration.
  • (noun): A rod carried as a symbol.
  • (noun): The body of teachers and administrators at a school.
    Example: "The dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"
    Synonyms: faculty
  • (noun): Personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task.
    Example: "The hospital has an excellent nursing staff"; "the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions"

Famous quotes containing the word staff:

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
    Bible: Hebrew Psalms, 23:4.

    Each one threw down his staff, and they became snakes; but Aaron’s staff swallowed up theirs.
    Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 7:12.

    In public buildings set aside for the care and maintenance of the goods of the middle ages, a staff of civil service art attendants praise all the dead, irrelevant scribblings and scrawlings that, at best, have only historical interest for idiots and layabouts.
    George Grosz (1893–1959)