[n] a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"
[n] (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
[n] a rod carried as a symbol
[n] the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"
[n] 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"
[n] building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration
[v] provide with staff; "This position is not always staffed"