VS.

Staff vs. Rod

Published:
Views: 1,079

Staffnoun

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

Rodnoun

A straight, round stick, shaft, bar, cane, or staff.

‘The circus strong man proved his strength by bending an iron rod, and then straightening it.’;

Staffnoun

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

Rodnoun

A longitudinal pole used for forming part of a framework such as an awning or tent.

Staffnoun

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

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

Rodnoun

(fishing) A long slender usually tapering pole used for angling; fishing rod.

‘When I hooked a snake and not a fish, I got so scared I dropped my rod in the water.’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Staffnoun

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

Rodnoun

A stick, pole, or bundle of switches or twigs (such as a birch), used for personal defense or to administer corporal punishment by whipping.

Staffnoun

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

‘a constable's staff’;

Rodnoun

An implement resembling and/or supplanting a rod (particularly a cane) that is used for corporal punishment, and metonymically called the rod, regardless of its actual shape and composition.

‘The judge imposed on the thief a sentence of fifteen strokes with the rod.’;

Staffnoun

A pole upon which a flag is supported and displayed.

Rodnoun

A stick used to measure distance, by using its established length or task-specific temporary marks along its length, or by dint of specific graduated marks.

‘I notched a rod and used it to measure the length of rope to cut.’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Staffnoun

(archaic) The rung of a ladder.

Rodnoun

(archaic) A unit of length equal to 1 pole, a perch, ¼ chain, 5½ yards, 16½ feet, or exactly 5.0292 meters (these being all equivalent).

Staffnoun

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

Rodnoun

An implement held vertically and viewed through an optical surveying instrument such as a transit, used to measure distance in land surveying and construction layout; an engineer's rod, surveyor's rod, surveying rod, leveling rod, ranging rod. The modern (US) engineer's or surveyor's rod commonly is eight or ten feet long and often designed to extend higher. In former times a surveyor's rod often was a single wooden pole or composed of multiple sectioned and socketed pieces, and besides serving as a sighting target was used to measure distance on the ground horizontally, hence for convenience was of one rod or pole in length, that is, 5½ yards.

Staffnoun

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

Rodnoun

(archaic) A unit of area equal to a square rod, 30¼ square yards or 1/160 acre.

‘The house had a small yard of about six rods in size.’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Staffnoun

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

Rodnoun

A straight bar that unites moving parts of a machine, for holding parts together as a connecting rod or for transferring power as a drive-shaft.

‘The engine threw a rod, and then went to pieces before our eyes, springs and coils shooting in all directions.’;

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.

Rodnoun

(anatomy) Short for rod cell, a rod-shaped cell in the eye that is sensitive to light.

‘The rods are more sensitive than the cones, but do not discern color.’;

Staffverb

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

Rodnoun

(biology) Any of a number of long, slender microorganisms.

‘He applied a gram positive stain, looking for rods indicative of Listeria.’;

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.’;

Rodnoun

(chemistry) A stirring rod: a glass rod, typically about 6 inches to 1 foot long and 1/8 to 1/4 inch in diameter that can be used to stir liquids in flasks or beakers.

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.’;

Rodnoun

(slang) A pistol; a gun.

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.’;

Rodnoun

A penis.

Staffnoun

A pole upon which a flag is supported and displayed.

Rodnoun

(slang) A hot rod, an automobile or other passenger motor vehicle modified to run faster and often with exterior cosmetic alterations, especially one based originally on a pre-1940s model or (currently) denoting any older vehicle thus modified.

Staffnoun

The round of a ladder.

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

Rodnoun

(ufology) A rod-shaped object that appears in photographs or videos traveling at high speed, not seen by the person recording the event, often associated with extraterrestrial entities.

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.’;

Rodnoun

(mathematics) A Cuisenaire rod.

Staffnoun

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

Rodnoun

(rail transport) A coupling rod or connecting rod, which links the driving wheels of a steam locomotive.

Staffnoun

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

Rodverb

(construction) To reinforce concrete with metal rods.

Staffnoun

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

Rodverb

To penetrate sexually.

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.

Rodverb

(slang) To hot rod.

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.

Rodnoun

A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes).

‘He that spareth his rod hateth his son.’;

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.

Rodnoun

A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression.

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’;

Rodnoun

A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; - called also perch, and pole.

Staffnoun

the body of teachers and administrators at a school;

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

Rodnoun

a linear measure of 16.5 feet

Staffnoun

a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose;

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

Rodnoun

a long thin implement made of metal or wood

Staffnoun

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

Rodnoun

any rod-shaped bacterium

Staffnoun

a rod carried as a symbol

Rodnoun

a square rod of land

Staffnoun

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

Rodnoun

visual receptor cell sensitive to dim light

Staffverb

provide with staff;

‘This position is not always staffed’;

Rodnoun

a gangster's pistol

Staffverb

serve on the staff of;

‘The two men staff the reception desk’;

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons