Meaning of STAFF in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ stɑ:f, stæf ]

( staffs, staffing, staffed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


The staff of an organization are the people who work for it.

The staff were very good...

He thanked his staff.

...members of staff...

Many employers seek diversity in their staffs.


see also Chief of Staff


People who are part of a particular staff are often referred to as staff .

10 staff were allocated to the task...

He had the complete support of hospital staff.



If an organization is staffed by particular people, they are the people who work for it.

They are staffed by volunteers...

The centre is staffed at all times...

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed by/with n , be V-ed

• staffed

The house allocated to them was pleasant and spacious, and well-staffed.

ADJ : adv ADJ

see also short-staffed


A staff is a strong stick or pole.



A staff is the five lines that music is written on. ( AM; in BRIT, use stave )

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