Part of speech: noun

A stick, as a shaft or pole; a cane or walking stick.

Part of speech: noun

A body of officers attached ot a commander.

Part of speech: noun

The combined lines and spaces used in written or printed music.

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Usage examples "staff":

  1. I never bluff with my staff, whatever I may do outside. - "Swirling Waters", Max Rittenberg.
  2. He has become a member of the Emperor Alexander's staff." - "NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER", L. Muhlbach.
  3. The staff had a sharp end, and this he buried deep in the ground; then, pale and trembling, he turned to the fair Quiteria and accused her of marrying Camacho because of his wealth, though she knew she loved no one but himself, Basilio, who was poor, and, therefore, helpless. - "The Story of Don Quixote", Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.