Staff vs. Rod - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Staff (noun)

    A long, straight, thick wooden rod or stick, especially one used to assist in walking.

  • Staff (noun)

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

  • Staff (noun)

    The employees of a business.

    "The company employed 10 new members of staff this month."

  • Staff (noun)

    A mixture of W

  • Staff (noun)

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

    "a constable's staff"

  • Staff (noun)

    A pole upon which a flag is supported and displayed.

  • Staff (noun)

    The rung of a ladder.

  • Staff (noun)

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

  • Staff (noun)

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

  • Staff (noun)

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

  • Staff (noun)

    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.

  • Staff (verb)

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

  • Rod (noun)

    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."

  • Rod (noun)

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

  • Rod (noun)

    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."

  • Rod (noun)

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

  • Rod (noun)

    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."

  • Rod (noun)

    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."

  • Rod (noun)

    A feet, or exactly 5.0292 meters (these being all equivalent).

  • Rod (noun)

    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 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.

  • Rod (noun)

    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."

  • Rod (noun)

    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."

  • Rod (noun)

    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."

  • Rod (noun)

    Any of a number of long, slender microorganisms.

    "He applied a gram positive stain, looking for rods indicative of Listeria."

  • Rod (noun)

    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.

  • Rod (noun)

    A pistol; a gun.

  • Rod (noun)

    A penis.

  • Rod (noun)

    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.

  • Rod (noun)

    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.

  • Rod (noun)

    A Cuisenaire rod.

  • Rod (noun)

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

  • Rod (verb)

    To reinforce concrete with metal rods.

  • Rod (verb)

    To penetrate sexually.

  • Rod (verb)

    To hot rod.

Webster Dictionary

  • Staff (noun)

    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.

  • Staff (noun)

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

  • Staff (noun)

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

  • Staff (noun)

    A pole upon which a flag is supported and displayed.

  • Staff (noun)

    The round of a ladder.

  • Staff (noun)

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

  • Staff (noun)

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

  • Staff (noun)

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

  • Staff (noun)

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

  • Staff (noun)

    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.

  • Staff (noun)

    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.

  • Staff (noun)

    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.

  • Rod (noun)

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

  • Rod (noun)

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

  • Rod (noun)

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

Princeton's WordNet

  • Staff (noun)

    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"

  • Staff (noun)

    the body of teachers and administrators at a school;

    "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"

  • Staff (noun)

    a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose;

    "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"

  • Staff (noun)

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

  • Staff (noun)

    a rod carried as a symbol

  • Staff (noun)

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

  • Staff (verb)

    provide with staff;

    "This position is not always staffed"

  • Staff (verb)

    serve on the staff of;

    "The two men staff the reception desk"

  • Rod (noun)

    a linear measure of 16.5 feet

  • Rod (noun)

    a long thin implement made of metal or wood

  • Rod (noun)

    any rod-shaped bacterium

  • Rod (noun)

    a square rod of land

  • Rod (noun)

    visual receptor cell sensitive to dim light

  • Rod (noun)

    a gangster's pistol

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