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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
staff /stɑ:f/
  • danh từ, số nhiều staves, staffs
    • gậy, ba toong
    • gậy quyền (gậy biểu thị chức vị quyền lực)
    • cán, cột
    • chỗ dựa, chỗ nương tựa
      • to be the staff of someone: là chỗ nương tựa của ai
    • (kỹ thuật) cọc tiêu, mia thăng bằng
    • (y học) dụng cụ mổ bóng đái
    • hiệu lệnh đường thông (cho người lái xe lửa)
    • (số nhiều staffs) (quân sự) bộ tham mưu
      • regimental staff: bộ tham mưu trung đoàn
      • staff officer: sĩ quan tham mưu
    • (số nhiều staffs) ban, bộ
      • editorial staff of a newspaper: ban biên tập một tờ báo
    • (số nhiều staffs) toàn thể cán bộ nhân viên giúp việc, biên chế; bộ phận
      • teaching staff: bộ phận giảng dạy
    • (số nhiều staves) (âm nhạc) khuông nhạc ((cũng) stave)
    • staff of life
      • bánh mì (coi như thức ăn cơ bản nuôi sống con người)
  • ngoại động từ
    • bố trí cán bộ nhân viên cho (một cơ quan); cung cấp cán bộ nhân viên cho (một cơ quan)
      • to staff an office with capable cadres: bố trí cán bộ có khả năng cho một cơ quan
Concise Dictionary
staves|staffs|staffed|staffingstæf /stɑːf
+personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
+the body of teachers and administrators at a school
+a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose
+building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration
+a rod carried as a symbol
+(music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
+provide with staff
+serve on the staff of

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 stick, pole, standard, baton, rod, pikestaff, pike, stake, cane, stave, shaft, alpenstock, shillelagh, club, truncheon, mace, crook, crozier, sceptre, wand, caduceus:
Carrying the ceremonial staff and dressed in full regalia, the officer impressively opened the royal court proceedings.
2 personnel, employees, help, workforce, crew, team, organization:
Before we introduced computers, we had a staff of fifty doing nothing but filing.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 [C, usually sing.] all the workers employed in an organization considered as a group: medical / library staff + (BrE) teaching staff + (BrE) We have 20 part-time members of staff. + (AmE) staff members + staff development / training + a staff restaurant / meeting + (especially BrE) a lawyer on the staff of the Worldwide Fund for Nature
2 [sing.] (AmE) the people who work at a school, college or university, but who do not teach students: students, faculty and staff
3 [C+sing./pl. v.] a group of senior army officers who help a commanding officer: a staff officer
4 [C] (old-fashioned or formal) a long stick used as a support when walking or climbing, as a weapon, or as a symbol of authority
5 [C] (music) (especially AmE) = STAVE
Idioms: the staff of life (literary) a basic food, especially bread
+ verb [VN] [usually passive] to work in an institution, a company, etc.; to provide people to work there: The advice centre is staffed entirely by volunteers. + The charity provided money to staff and equip two hospitals. + a fully staffed department
staffing noun [U]: staffing levels
In BrE staff (sense 1) can be singular: a staff of ten (= a group of ten people) or plural:
I have ten staff working for me. If it is the subject of a verb this verb is plural:
The staff in this shop are very helpful.

In AmE staff (senses 1 and 2) can only be singular: a staff of ten (but not ten staff.) + The staff in this store is very helpful.
The plural form staffs is less frequent but is used in both BrE and AmE to refer to more than one group of people: the senator and his staff (singular) + senators and their staffs (plural).
Collocation Dictionary


full-time, part-time | permanent, temporary | skeleton
We'll be down to a skeleton staff over Christmas.
| experienced, professional, qualified, skilled, trained | unskilled | junior, senior | ancillary, support | general
(= officers assisting a military leader in administration and planning)
| academic, administrative, editorial, etc. | nursing, teaching, etc. | hospital, hotel, etc. | bar, kitchen, etc.


There are only four full-time members of staff in the company.


employ, have
The company has a staff of fifty.
| appoint, engage, hire, recruit, take on
staff appointed to the project I've heard they're recruiting staff at the moment.
| dismiss, fire, lay off, make redundant, sack
A spokesperson said that the bank expects to make 15,000 staff redundant over the next three years.
| train | pay
They pay their staff by cheque.
| join
He joined the editorial staff in 1999.
| leave


member | levels, numbers, resources | shortage | turnover | cut | appointment
The hospital is freezing staff appointments as part of its cutbacks.
| development, training | morale | meeting | canteen, dining room, restaurant, room


on the ~ (of)
She has been on the staff of the hospital for most of her working life.


chief of staff
(= the most senior officer serving under and advising the person who commands each of the armed forces)



well | fully, properly
The ward is now fully staffed.
| adequately | inadequately, short
I'm afraid we're desperately short staffed at the moment.


be staffed (entirely/largely/mainly) by/with sb
The office will bestaffed entirely with volunteers.

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