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Dictionary Definition

stage

Noun

1 any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected" [syn: phase]
2 a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?" [syn: degree, level, point]
3 a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"
4 the theater as a profession (usually `the stage'); "an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"
5 any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something; "All the world's a stage"--Shakespeare; "it set the stage for peaceful negotiations"
6 a large coach-and-four formerly used to carry passengers and mail on regular routes between towns; "we went out of town together by stage about ten or twelve miles" [syn: stagecoach]
7 a section or portion of a journey or course; "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise" [syn: leg]
8 a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination [syn: microscope stage]

Verb

1 perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'" [syn: present, represent]
2 plan, organize, and carry out (an event) [syn: bring about, arrange]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

  • Via and from Romance *staticum from stare

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. a phase
    He is in the recovery stage of his illness.
  2. The area, in any theatre, generally raised, upon which an audience watches plays or other public ceremonies.
    The band returned to the stage to play an encore.
  3. Short for stagecoach, an enclosed horsedrawn carriage used to carry passengers
    The stage pulled into town carrying the payroll for the mill and three ladies.
  4. the number of an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
    a 3-stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter
  5. The place on a microscope where the slide is placed
    He placed the slide on the stage.''

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Translations

phase
theatre
Short for stagecoach
(electronics) the number of an electronic circuit’s block

Verb

  1. To produce on a stage.
    The local theater group will stage "Pride and Prejudice".
  2. To demonstrate in a deceptive manner.
    The salesman’s demonstration of the new cleanser was staged to make it appear highly effective.
  3. To pause or wait at a designated location.
    We staged the cars to be ready for the start, then waited for the starter to drop the flag.

Translations

to produce on a stage
to demonstrate in a deceptive manner

Dutch

Noun

stage (plural stages)

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French

Noun

stage m

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Extensive Definition

Stage(s) may refer to:
stage in German: Bühne
stage in Esperanto: Scenejo
stage in French: Stage (homonymie)
stage in Dutch: Podium
stage in Japanese: ステージ
stage in Simple English: Stage

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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