staff

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staff is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
staff

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
staff

Plural
staffs or staves

  1. (uncountable) The employees of a company.
  2. (countable) A long, straight stick that is mostly used to help people walk and is sometimes used in martial arts.

Verb[change]

Plain form
staff

Third-person singular
staffs

Past tense
staffed

Past participle
staffed

Present participle
staffing

  1. (transitive) When you staff a business, you provide them with employees.