Definitions for stagesteɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stagesteɪdʒ(n.; v.)staged, stag•ing.

  1. (n.)a phase, degree, or step in a process, development, or series.

  2. a raised platform or floor, as for speakers or performers.

  3. the platform on which the actors perform in a theater. this platform with all the parts of the theater and all the apparatus back of the proscenium.

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  4. the stage, the theater, esp. acting, as a profession.

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  5. Category: Motion Pictures, Showbiz

    Ref: sound stage.

  6. the scene of any action.

  7. a stagecoach.

    Category: Transportation

  8. a place of rest on a journey, esp. a regular stopping place of a stagecoach.

  9. the distance between two places of rest on a journey.

  10. a portion or period of a course of action or of life:

    the pupal stage of an insect.

  11. a division of stratified rocks corresponding to a single geologic age.

    Category: Geology

  12. the small platform of a microscope on which the object to be examined is placed.

    Category: Optics

  13. an element or functional unit of an electronic system, as a circuit containing a section of one of the tubes or transistors of an amplifier.

    Category: Radio and Television, Electronics

  14. a section of a rocket containing one or more engines, usu. designed to separate after burnout.

    Category: Rocketry

  15. (v.t.)to represent, produce, or exhibit on or as if on a stage:

    to stage a play.

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  16. to furnish with a stage, staging, stage set, etc.

    Category: Showbiz

  17. to set (a play) in a specified locale or time.

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  18. to plan, organize, or carry out, esp. for public or dramatic effect:

    Workers staged a one-day strike.

  19. to classify the natural progression of (a disease, esp. cancer).

    Category: Medicine

Origin of stage:

1250–1300; ME (n.) < OF estage < VL *staticum standing place =stat(us), ptp. of stāre to stand+-icum, neut. of -icus -ic


Princeton's WordNet

  1. phase, stage(noun)

    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"

  2. degree, level, stage, point(noun)

    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?"

  3. stage(noun)

    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. stage(noun)

    the theater as a profession (usually `the stage')

    "an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"

  5. stagecoach, stage(noun)

    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"

  6. stage, leg(noun)

    a section or portion of a journey or course

    "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"

  7. stage(noun)

    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"

  8. stage, microscope stage(verb)

    a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination

  9. stage, present, represent(verb)

    perform (a play), especially on a stage

    "we are going to stage `Othello'"

  10. stage, arrange(verb)

    plan, organize, and carry out (an event)

    "the neighboring tribe staged an invasion"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stage(noun)ɪdʒ

    one of the parts that a process is divided into

    in the early stages of the disease; the first/second/third stage of the bicycle race; The new hotel will open in stages.

  2. stageɪdʒ

    the raised area where actors, musicians, etc. perform

    The band was not on stage yet.; A second comedian took the stage.

  3. stage(verb)ɪdʒ

    to organize a public event

    Opposition leaders staged a protest march.


  1. stage(Noun)

    A phase.

  2. stage(Noun)

    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. stage(Noun)

    Abbreviated form of stagecoach, an enclosed horsedrawn carriage used to carry passengers.

    The stage pulled into town carrying the payroll for the mill and three ladies.

  4. stage(Noun)

    The number of an electronic circuitu2019s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.

    a 3-stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter

  5. stage(Noun)

    The place on a microscope where the slide is located for viewing.

    He placed the slide on the stage.

  6. stage(Noun)

    A level; one of the sequential areas making up the game.

    How do you get past the flying creatures in the third stage?

  7. stage(Verb)

    To produce on a stage, to perform a play.

    The local theater group will stage "Pride and Prejudice".

  8. stage(Verb)

    To demonstrate in a deceptive manner.

    The salesmanu2019s demonstration of the new cleanser was staged to make it appear highly effective.

  9. stage(Verb)

    (Of a protest or strike etc.) To carry out.

  10. stage(Verb)

    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.

  11. Origin: From stage, from estage, from *, from stare. Cognate with stæde, stede. More at stead.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stage(noun)

    a floor or story of a house

  2. Stage(noun)

    an elevated platform on which an orator may speak, a play be performed, an exhibition be presented, or the like

  3. Stage(noun)

    a floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work, or the like; a scaffold; a staging

  4. Stage(noun)

    a platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf

  5. Stage(noun)

    the floor for scenic performances; hence, the theater; the playhouse; hence, also, the profession of representing dramatic compositions; the drama, as acted or exhibited

  6. Stage(noun)

    a place where anything is publicly exhibited; the scene of any noted action or carrer; the spot where any remarkable affair occurs

  7. Stage(noun)

    the platform of a microscope, upon which an object is placed to be viewed. See Illust. of Microscope

  8. Stage(noun)

    a place of rest on a regularly traveled road; a stage house; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses

  9. Stage(noun)

    a degree of advancement in a journey; one of several portions into which a road or course is marked off; the distance between two places of rest on a road; as, a stage of ten miles

  10. Stage(noun)

    a degree of advancement in any pursuit, or of progress toward an end or result

  11. Stage(noun)

    a large vehicle running from station to station for the accomodation of the public; a stagecoach; an omnibus

  12. Stage(noun)

    one of several marked phases or periods in the development and growth of many animals and plants; as, the larval stage; pupa stage; zoea stage

  13. Stage(verb)

    to exhibit upon a stage, or as upon a stage; to display publicly


  1. Stage

    In theatre or performance arts, the stage is a designated space for the performance of productions. The stage serves as a space for actors or performers and a focal point for the members of the audience. As an architectural feature, the stage may consist of a platform or series of platforms. In some cases, these may be temporary or adjustable but in theaters and other buildings devoted to such productions, the stage is often a permanent feature. There are several types of stages that vary as to the usage and the relation of the audience to them. The most common form found in the West is the proscenium stage. In this type, the audience is located on one side of the stage with the remaining sides hidden and used by the performers and technicians. Thrust stages may be similar to proscenium stages but with a platform or performance area that extends into the audience space so that the audience is located on three sides. In theatre in the round, the audience is located on all four sides of the stage. The fourth type of stage incorporates created and found stages which may be constructed specifically for a performance or may involve a space that is adapted as a stage.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. stage

    1. An element of the missile or propulsion system that generally separates from the missile at burnout or cut-off. Stages are numbered chronologically in order of burning. 2. To process, in a specified area, troops which are in transit from one locality to another. See also marshalling; staging area.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #602

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #662

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stage' in Nouns Frequency: #175

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stage' in Verbs Frequency: #836

Anagrams of stage

  1. Geats

  2. gates

Translations for stage

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a period or step in the development of something

The plan is in its early stages; At this stage, we don't know how many survivors there are.

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