Synonyms for staff

Synonyms for (noun) staff

Synonyms: staff

Definition: a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose

Usage: he walked with the help of a wooden staff

Similar words: stick

Definition: an implement consisting of a length of wood

Usage: he collected dry sticks for a campfire; the kid had a candied apple on a stick


Synonyms: staff, stave

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

Similar words: musical notation

Definition: (music) notation used by musicians


Synonyms: staff

Definition: a rod carried as a symbol

Similar words: symbol

Definition: an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance


Synonyms: faculty, staff

Definition: the body of teachers and administrators at a school

Usage: the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university

Similar words: body

Definition: a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

Usage: the whole body filed out of the auditorium; the student body; administrative body


Synonyms: staff

Definition: personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task

Usage: the hospital has an excellent nursing staff; the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions

Similar words: force, personnel

Definition: group of people willing to obey orders

Usage: a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens


Synonyms: staff

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

Similar words: building material

Definition: material used for constructing buildings

Synonyms for (verb) staff

Synonyms: staff

Definition: provide with staff

Usage: This position is not always staffed

Similar words: cater, supply, provide, ply

Definition: give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

Usage: The hostess provided lunch for all the guests


Synonyms: staff

Definition: serve on the staff of

Usage: The two men staff the reception desk

Similar words: serve

Definition: do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function

Usage: He served as head of the department for three years; She served in Congress for two terms