from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Occupied by staff, having members of staff.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of staff.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, surrounded or combined with staffs: as, an annulet staffed, a ring from which staffs or scepters radiate.
  • Provided with a staff or body of officers; officered.


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  • It's a puente, so all the crossings will be minimally staffed from the 14th to the 19th, I'm sure.

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  • The catalog of what has gone wrong with our administration of the occupation of Iraq rivals the list of administration lies that led to the beginning of the war in Iraq, but today's Washington Post report on the way the Congressional Provisional Authority was staffed is a stunner.

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  • A permanent office, fully staffed, is the only way of not being forgotten in the constant parade seeking to tap this most intriguing of offshore markets.

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  • PTA members have already stepped in this year to volunteer as teacher aides and library assistants in short-staffed schools, she said.

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  • And the firefighters union, in particular in Vallejo, is saying that they work overtime because it ` s very lowly staffed, which is kind of a vicious circle, really.

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  • I would like your team to be "staffed" mainly by the commercial and academic community.

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  • By the same token, the government doesn’t function if it is not staffed, which is why we SHOULD be able to confirm nominees with a bare majority.

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  • "staffed" by their leaders and close to their unconquerable sea.

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  • Always looking for new strategies to address the lack of community cohesiveness, parish leadership has introduced the use of nametags at worship, created picture directories each year, and set up a Welcome Table in the narthex staffed by a volunteer wearing a fluorescent pink “Ask Me!” button.

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  • Headed by august gentlemen but staffed mostly by female social workers, the vice commissions conducted investigations using undercover agents, publicized their findings in local newspapers, and lobbied aggressively for municipal and state authorities to take action against brothels, madams, prostitutes, and their clients.

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