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]
1 perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'" [syn: present, represent]
- Via and from Romance *staticum from stare
- stedʒ, steɪdʒ
- Rhymes: -eɪdʒ
- a phase
- He is in the recovery stage of his illness.
- 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.
- Short for stagecoach, an enclosed horsedrawn carriage used to
- The stage pulled into town carrying the payroll for the mill and three ladies.
- 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
- The place on a microscope where the slide is placed
- Catalan: escenari,
- Chinese: 舞台 (wǔtái)
- Czech: jeviště
- Dutch: toneel, podium
- Finnish: näyttämö
- French: scène
- German: Bühne
- Hebrew: במה
- Hungarian: színpad
- Italian: scena
- Japanese: 舞台 (butai)
- Korean: 무대 (mudae)
- Persian: (sahneh)
- Polish: scena
- Portuguese: palco
- Russian: сцена (stséna)
- Serbian: pozornica , kazalnica
- Slovene: oder
- Spanish: escenario
- Swedish: platform
- Turkish: sahne
Short for stagecoach
- French: calèche
(electronics) the number of an electronic circuit’s block
- To produce on a stage.
- The local theater group will stage "Pride and Prejudice".
- To demonstrate in a deceptive manner.
- The salesman’s demonstration of the new cleanser was staged to make it appear highly effective.
- 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.
to produce on a stage
to demonstrate in a deceptive manner
Nounstage (plural stages)
Stage(s) may refer to:
- Sliding Down the Firepole (album), a 1978 album by Dick Burns
- Stages (album), several albums by this name
- Stages (song), a song by ZZ Top
- Stage (band), Ryan Star's first band
- Stage (bicycle race), part of a multi-day road event
- Stage (geology) or faunal stage, a unit in the geological timescale
- Stage (Great White album), a 1996 album by the band Great White
- Stage (theatre), a space for the performance of theatrical productions
- Theatre, a branch of the performing arts, often referred to as "Stage"
- Stage Stores Inc., a department store company
- The Stage, a weekly British newspaper
- Stages, a book and DVD by Britney Spears
- Stage, a video game level
- Stage (Keller Williams album), a 2004 album by Keller Williams.
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
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