general staff


general staff
.general 'staff
n
the general staff
the group of military officers who work for a military leader

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • general staff — ► NOUN ▪ the staff assisting a military commander …   English terms dictionary

  • general staff — noun uncount a group of military officers of middle rank who are under a COMMANDING OFFICER (=an officer of high rank) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • general staff — n. Mil. a group of officers who assist the commander of a high unit in planning, coordinating, and supervising operations …   English World dictionary

  • general staff — Mil. a group of officers who are without command and whose duty is to assist high commanders in planning and carrying out orders in peace and war. * * * Group of military officers that assists the commander of a division or larger unit by helping …   Universalium

  • general staff — noun military officers assigned to assist a senior officer in planning military policy • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑staff * * * ˌgeneral ˈstaff …   Useful english dictionary

  • general staff — A group of officers in the headquarters of Army or Marine divisions, Marine brigades, and aircraft wings, or similar or larger units that assist their commanders in planning, coordinating, and supervising operations. A general staff may consist… …   Military dictionary

  • general staff — noun the general staff the group of military officers who work for a commanding officer …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • general staff — /dʒɛnrəl ˈstaf/ (say jenruhl stahf) noun 1. that section of military staff which is concerned with operations rather than logistics. 2. non professional staff in such institutions as hospitals, universities, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • general staff — noun [treated as sing. or plural] the staff assisting a military commander …   English new terms dictionary

  • general staff — group of military officers whose function it is assist commanders in planning and carrying out orders …   English contemporary dictionary


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