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staff

USAGE NOTE
The plural of “staff” is “staves” in the sense shown in 4).
staff(
stahf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (personnel)
a. el personal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The staff of the office works hard.El personal de la oficina trabaja mucho.
b. los empleados
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The staff went on strike.Los empleados se pusieron en huelga.
c. la plantilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I became part of the company's staff in 2002.Me incorporé a la plantilla de la empresa en 2002.
d. la planta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She's part of the staff at St. Andrew's Hospital.Forma parte de la planta del hospital de St. Andrew.
2. (military)
a. el Estado Mayor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The secretary-general of NATO leads the organization's staff.El secretario general de la OTAN está al mando del Estado Mayor de la organización.
3. (stick)
a. el bastón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He was clad in rags and used a staff to walk with.Iba cubierto de harapos y utilizaba un bastón para caminar.
b. el báculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of a bishop)
The bishop's staff is made of gold.El báculo del obispo está hecho de oro.
4. (music)
a. el pentagrama
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
You need to learn how to read the notes on the staff.Tienes que aprender a leer las notas del pentagrama.
5. (flagpole)
a. el asta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The flag was flying at half staff.La bandera ondeaba a media asta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to provide with personnel)
a. dotar de personal
We are looking for people to staff the facilities.Estamos buscando a gente para dotar de personal las instalaciones.
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staff
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (stick)
a. el bastón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (of shepherd)
a. el cayado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (personnel)
a. la personal m, plantilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
teaching/nursing staffpersonal docente/de enfermería
4. (military)
a.
general staffestado mayor
5. (medicine)
a.
staff nurseenfermero(a) m,f
6. (school)
a.
staff roomsala de profesores
7. (music)
a. el pentagrama
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
8. (general)
a. proveer de personal
the office is staffed by volunteersla oficina se nutre de personal voluntario
the desk is staffed at all timesel mostrador está atendido en todo momento
staff [stɑːf]
noun
1 (personnel) personal (m); empleados (m)
the administrative staff (el personal de) la administración; the teaching staff el cuerpo docente; el profesorado; to be on the staff ser de plantilla; to join the staff entrar en la plantilla; to leave the staff dimitir
2 (Mil) estado (m) mayor
3 (stick) bastón (m); vara (f); (pilgrim's) bordón (m); (symbol of authority) bastón (m) de mando; (bishop's) báculo (m); [of flag, lance etc] asta (f);
transitive verb
proveer de personal
to be well staffed (fully staffed) tener la plantilla completa; (with good workers) tener un buen personal; the centre is staffed by qualified lawyers el centro cuenta con abogados titulados en plantilla
to be poorly staffed
modifier
staff association (n) asociación (f) del personal
staff canteen (n) comedor (m) de personal
staff college (n) escuela (f) militar superior
staff meeting (n) reunión (f) de personal
staff nurse (n) enfermeroaenfermera (m) (f) tituladoatitulada;a enfermera a titulada
staff officer (n) oficial (m) del Estado Mayor
staff room (n) sala (f) de profesores
staff-student ratio (n) proporción (f) alumnos-profesor
staff training (n) formación (f) de personal
staff [stɑːf]
noun
staves staff (Mús) pentagrama (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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