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English

Etymology

Old English stæf, from Proto-Germanic *staƀoz. Cognate with Dutch staf, German Stab, Swedish staf.

Pronunciation

  • stäf, IPA: /stɑːf/, /stA:f/
    Rhymes: -ɑːf

Noun

Singular
staff

Plural
s

staff (s)
A musical staff.
  1. (plural: staffs or staves) a long, straight stick, especially one used to assist in walking.
  2. (plural: staves) (music) A series of horizontal lines on which musical notes are written.
  3. (plural: staff) The employees of a business. (e.g. The company employed 10 new staff this month.)
  4. (uncountable) A mixture of plaster and fibre used as a temporary exterior wall covering (see w:Staff (building material))

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Verb

Infinitive
to staff

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to staff (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to supply (a business) with employees

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French

Noun

staff m. (plural staffs)

  1. A staff (cane, walking stick).

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