the people who work for an organization:
workers[C also + plural verb British English]
The entire staff has done an outstanding job this year.
They employ a total of 150 staff.
The staff were very helpful.
staff of 10/50 etc
Our department has a staff of seven.
medical/academic/library etc staff
a strike by ambulance staff
one of our longest-serving staff members
member of staff British English
I'd like to welcome a new member of staff.
on the staff (of something)
We were both on the staff of the British Film Institute at the time.
on staff American English
Joan is the only lawyer we have on staff.
staff room/meeting (=a room or meeting for teachers in a school)
stick[countable] plural staves
a) old useD
a long thick stick to help you walk
a long thick stick that an official holds in some ceremonies
the set of five lines that music is written on [= stave]
music[countable]APM especially American English