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Definition of "staff" []

  • A stick or cane carried as an aid in walking or climbing. (noun)
  • A stout stick used as a weapon; a cudgel. (noun)
  • A pole on which a flag is displayed; a flagstaff. (noun)
  • A rod or baton carried as a symbol of authority. (noun)
  • A rule or similar graduated stick used for testing or measuring, as in surveying. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "staff" in a sentence
  • "This “ragged staff,” or “_staff ragulée_,” is the famous badge of the"
  • "Several of the Admin staff is taking a few days vacation around the 4th Holiday."
  • "The term staff member covers various positions on campus."