What does Stage mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Stage.

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"


  1. Stage(n.)

    A place where anything is publicly exhibited; the scene of any noted action or career; the spot where any remarkable affair occurs; as, politicians must live their lives on the public stage.

  2. Origin: [OF. estage, F. tage, (assumed) LL. staticum, from L. stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Static.]


  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 circuit's 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 salesman's 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

  14. Origin: [OF. estage, F. tage, (assumed) LL. staticum, from L. stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Static.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stage

    stāj, n. an elevated platform, esp. in a theatre: the theatre: theatrical representations, the theatrical calling: any place of exhibition or performance: a place of rest on a journey or road: distance between places: degree of progress.—v.t. to represent or place for representation on the stage.—ns. Stage′-coach, a coach that runs regularly with passengers from stage to stage; Stage′-craft, skill in putting a play on the stage; Stage′-door, the actors' entrance to a theatre; Stage′-driv′er, one who drives a stage; Stage′-effect′, theatrical effect; Stage′-fē′ver, a passion to go on the stage; Stage′-fright, nervousness before an audience, esp. for the first time; Stage′-man′ager, one who superintends the production of plays, and has general charge of everything behind the curtain; Stage′-play, a play for representation on a stage; Stage′-play′er, a player on the stage; Stā′ger, a stage-horse: one who has had much experience in anything.—adj. Stage′-struck, sorely smitten with stage-fever.—ns. Stage′-wag′on, a wagon for conveying goods and passengers at fixed times; Stage′-whis′per, a loud whisper, as that of an actor meant to be heard by the audience.—adjs. Stā′gey, Stā′gy, suggesting the stage, theatrical.—ns. Stā′giness; Stā′ging, a structure for workmen in building. [O. Fr. estage (Fr. étage), a story of a house, through a L. form staticus, from stāre, to stand.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. stage

    Planks let over the ship's sides by ropes, whereon the people may stand when repairing, &c.--A floating stage is one which does not need the support of ropes.--Stage-gangway (see BROW).

Editors Contribution

  1. stage

    A part of a specific unit of a goal, plan or time.

    The next stage was moving forward with each other united focused on our goals.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stage in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Stage in a Sentence

  1. Milton Waner:

    At this stage, he looks good.

  2. Louis Head:

    It set the stage for my outbursts.

  3. Tom Dumoulin:

    It's only the first mountain stage.

  4. Mikhail Khodorkovsky:

    The decay had entered its final stage.

  5. Matteo Salvini:

    Boldrini's clone is here on the stage.

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  • منصة, المسرحArabic
  • сәхнәBashkir
  • fase, etapa, escenari, pas, estadi, escenaCatalan, Valencian
  • stádium, jevištěCzech
  • llwyfanWelsh
  • stadie, scene, opføreDanish
  • inszenieren, Stufe, Bühne, BrettlGerman
  • φάση, στάδιο, αντικειμενοφόρα πλάκα, σκηνή, ταχυδρομική άμαξαGreek
  • fase, calesa, diligencia, actuar, etapa, escenario, escena, montar, trucar, platina, fingirSpanish
  • صحنه, سن, مرحله, به صحنه آوردنPersian
  • vaihe, järjestää, pysäyttää, näyttämö, pöytä, esittää, lavastaaFinnish
  • mettre en scène, monter de toutes pièces, forger, scène, calèche, organiser, étape, platineFrench
  • àrd-ùrlarScottish Gaelic
  • במהHebrew
  • szakasz, színpadHungarian
  • tahapIndonesian
  • sviðIcelandic
  • fase, scena, stadioItalian
  • 舞台, 段階, ステージ, 段, 上演Japanese
  • 무대, 舞臺Korean
  • gihînek, qonax, gav, gihanek, قۆناغ, faz, qedem, merheleKurdish
  • tūāoma, atamira, whatārangiMāori
  • podium, opvoeren, toneel, ensceneren, stadiumDutch
  • faza, okres, podium, estrada, etap, scenaPolish
  • estágio, fase, palco, forjarPortuguese
  • фа́за, подмостки, эстрада, организовывать, предметный столик, ста́дия, эта́п, сцена, инсценировать, почтовая карета, дилижансRussian
  • pozornica, kazalnica, бинаSerbo-Croatian
  • oderSlovene
  • platform, iscensätta, framföra, genomföra, uppföraSwedish
  • ukumbiSwahili
  • sahneTurkish
  • vũ đài, 舞臺Vietnamese

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