Staff vs Sceptre - What's the difference?

staff | sceptre |


As nouns the difference between staff and sceptre

is that staff is (label) a long, straight stick, especially one used to assist in walking while sceptre is an ornamental staff held by a ruling monarch as a symbol of power.

As verbs the difference between staff and sceptre

is that staff is to supply (a business) with employees while sceptre is to give a sceptre to.

staff

English

(wikipedia staff)

Noun

  • (label) A long, straight stick, especially one used to assist in walking.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1927, author= F. E. Penny
  • , chapter=4, title= Pulling the Strings , passage=The case was that of a murder. It had an element of mystery about it, however, which was puzzling the authorities. A turban and loincloth soaked in blood had been found; also a staff .}}
  • A series of horizontal lines on which musical notes are written.
  • (label) The employees of a business.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=December 16, author=Denis Campbell, work=Guardian
  • , title= Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients' , passage=Most staff do not have the skills to cope with such challenging patients, who too often receive "impersonal" care and suffer from boredom, the first National Audit of Dementia found. It says hospitals should introduce "dementia champions".}}
  • (label) A mixture of plaster and fibre used as a temporary exterior wall covering.
  • A pole, stick, or wand borne as an ensign of authority; a badge of office.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • Methought this staff , mine office badge in court, / Was broke in twain.
  • *Sir (c.1564-1627)
  • All his officers brake their staves'; but at their return new ' staves were delivered unto them.
  • A pole upon which a flag is supported and displayed.
  • (label) The rung of a ladder.
  • * Dr. J. Campbell (E. Brown's Travels)
  • I ascend at one [ladder] of six hundred and thirty-nine staves .
  • A series of verses so disposed that, when it is concluded, the same order begins again; a stanza; a stave.
  • * (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Cowley found out that no kind of staff is proper for an heroic poem, as being all too lyrical.
  • (label) An arbor, as of a wheel or a pinion of a watch.
  • (label) The grooved director for the gorget, or knife, used in cutting for stone in the bladder.
  • (label) An establishment of officers in various departments attached to an army, to a section of an army, or to the commander of an army. The general's staff consists of those officers about his person who are employed in carrying his commands into execution.
  • Synonyms

    * (music) stave * (employees) personnel * See also

    Derived terms

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    See also

    * truncheon * club * cudgel * stick * baton * bludgeon * rod * cane

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to supply (a business) with employees
  • sceptre

    Alternative forms

    * scepter (US)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An ornamental staff held by a ruling monarch as a symbol of power.
  • Derived terms

    *

    Usage notes

    This spelling has become relatively common in the United States due to the tendency to adopt British spellings when referring to archaic terms or items.

    Verb

    (sceptr)
  • To give a sceptre to.
  • * Tickell
  • To Britain's queen the sceptred suppliant bends.

    Anagrams

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