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Staff vs. Colleague

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Staffnoun

(plural staffs or staves) A long, straight, thick wooden rod or stick, especially one used to assist in walking.

Colleaguenoun

A fellow member of a profession, staff, academic faculty or other organization; an associate.

Staffnoun

A series of horizontal lines on which musical notes are written.

Colleagueverb

To unite or associate with another or with others.

‘Young Fortinbras,/ Holding a weak supposal of our worth/...Colleagued with the dream of his advantage,/...hath not failed to pester us with message/ Importing the surrender of those lands/Lost by his father. - Hamlet (Act I, Scene 2)’;

Staffnoun

(plural staff or staffs) The employees of a business.

‘The company employed 10 new members of staff this month.’;

Colleaguenoun

A partner or associate in some civil or ecclesiastical office or employment. It is never used of partners in trade or manufactures.

Staffnoun

(uncountable) A mixture of plaster and fibre used as a temporary exterior wall covering.W

Colleagueverb

To unite or associate with another or with others.

Staffnoun

A pole, stick, or wand borne as an ensign of authority; a badge of office.

‘a constable's staff’;

Colleaguenoun

an associate you work with

Staffnoun

A pole upon which a flag is supported and displayed.

Colleaguenoun

a person who is member of your class or profession;

‘the surgeon consulted his colleagues’; ‘he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers’;

Staffnoun

(archaic) The rung of a ladder.

Staffnoun

A series of verses so disposed that, when it is concluded, the same order begins again; a stanza; a stave.

Staffnoun

(engineering) An arbor, as of a wheel or a pinion of a watch.

Staffnoun

(surgery) The grooved director for the gorget, or knife, used in cutting for stone in the bladder.

Staffnoun

(military) An establishment of officers in various departments attached to an army, to a section of an army, or to the commander of an army. The general's staff consists of those officers about his person who are employed in carrying his commands into execution.

Staffverb

(transitive) To supply (a business, volunteer organization, etc.) with employees or staff members.

Staffnoun

A long piece of wood; a stick; the long handle of an instrument or weapon; a pole or stick, used for many purposes; as, a surveyor's staff; the staff of a spear or pike.

‘And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the altar to bear it withal.’; ‘With forks and staves the felon to pursue.’;

Staffnoun

A stick carried in the hand for support or defense by a person walking; hence, a support; that which props or upholds.

‘The boy was the very staff of my age.’; ‘He spoke of it [beer] in "The Earnest Cry," and likewise in the "Scotch Drink," as one of the staffs of life which had been struck from the poor man's hand.’;

Staffnoun

A pole, stick, or wand borne as an ensign of authority; a badge of office; as, a constable's staff.

‘Methought this staff, mine office badge in court,Was broke in twain.’; ‘All his officers brake their staves; but at their return new staves were delivered unto them.’;

Staffnoun

A pole upon which a flag is supported and displayed.

Staffnoun

The round of a ladder.

‘I ascended at one [ladder] of six hundred and thirty-nine staves.’;

Staffnoun

A series of verses so disposed that, when it is concluded, the same order begins again; a stanza; a stave.

‘Cowley found out that no kind of staff is proper for an heroic poem, as being all too lyrical.’;

Staffnoun

The five lines and the spaces on which music is written; - formerly called stave.

Staffnoun

An arbor, as of a wheel or a pinion of a watch.

Staffnoun

The grooved director for the gorget, or knife, used in cutting for stone in the bladder.

Staffnoun

An establishment of officers in various departments attached to an army, to a section of an army, or to the commander of an army. The general's staff consists of those officers about his person who are employed in carrying his commands into execution. See État Major.

Staffnoun

Hence: A body of assistants serving to carry into effect the plans of a superintendent or manager; sometimes used for the entire group of employees of an enterprise, excluding the top management; as, the staff of a newspaper.

Staffnoun

Plaster combined with fibrous and other materials so as to be suitable for sculpture in relief or in the round, or for forming flat plates or boards of considerable size which can be nailed to framework to make the exterior of a larger structure, forming joints which may afterward be repaired and concealed with fresh plaster.

Staffnoun

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 decisions’;

Staffnoun

the body of teachers and administrators at a school;

‘the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university’;

Staffnoun

a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose;

‘he walked with the help of a wooden staff’;

Staffnoun

building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration

Staffnoun

a rod carried as a symbol

Staffnoun

(music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written

Staffverb

provide with staff;

‘This position is not always staffed’;

Staffverb

serve on the staff of;

‘The two men staff the reception desk’;

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