What does staging mean?

Definitions for stagingˈsteɪ dʒɪŋ

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. theatrical production, staging(noun)

    the production of a drama on the stage

  2. scaffolding, staging(noun)

    a system of scaffolds

  3. staging(noun)

    travel by stagecoach

  4. staging(noun)

    getting rid of a stage of a multistage rocket


  1. staging(Noun)

    A performance of a play

Webster Dictionary

  1. Staging(noun)

    a structure of posts and boards for supporting workmen, etc., as in building

  2. Staging(noun)

    the business of running stagecoaches; also, the act of journeying in stagecoaches


  1. Staging

    Staging is the process of selecting, designing, adapting to, or modifying the performance space for a play or film. This includes the use or absence of stagecraft elements as well as the structure of the stage and its components. Staging is also used to mean the result of this process, in other words the spectacle that a play presents in performance, its visual detail. This can include such things as positions of actors on stage, their gestures and movements, the scenic background, the props and costumes, lighting, and sound effects. Besides costume, any physical object that appears in a play has the potential to become an important dramatic symbol. The first thing that the audience of a play sees is the stage set, the physical objects that suggest the world of the play. The stage set is usually indicated by the playwright, but the degree of detail and specificity of this rendering vary from one playwright to another and from one literary period to another. In film, staging is generally called set dressing. While from a critical standpoint, "staging" can refer to the spectacle that a play presents in performance, the term is also frequently used interchangeably with the term "blocking", referring to how the performers are placed and moved around the stage. Many audience members may believe that performers move spontaneously on the stage, but blocking/staging is rarely spontaneous. Major points of blocking are often set down by the playwright, but blocking is usually done by the director, sometimes in collaboration with performers and designers.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. staging

    Assembling, holding, and organizing arriving personnel, equipment, and sustaining materiel in preparation for onward movement. The organizing and preparation for movement of personnel, equipment, and materiel at designated areas to


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of staging in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of staging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gyula Orendt:

    It's modern both musically and in the staging, too, i find it quite relaxing to find a new position where singing can still function.

  2. Barack Obama:

    Every day, we destroy as well more of ISIL's forces -- their fighting positions, bunkers, and staging areas; their heavy weapons, bomb-making factories, compounds and training camps.

  3. Brigitte Nacos:

    They're basically rejecting everything that is Western, yet they're borrowing — in their media management, staging, directing, choreography — everything that you can learn from Western filmmakers and media people.

  4. Zhao Kezhi:

    We must use the staging of the Winter Olympics as an opportunity to stimulate economic and social development, speed up our transformation and upgrading, expand effective investment and strengthen poverty alleviation.

  5. Barack Obama:

    ISIL leaders cannot hide, and our next message to them is simple: You are next, every day, we destroy as well more of ISIL's forces -- their fighting positions, bunkers, and staging areas; their heavy weapons, bomb-making factories, compounds and training camps.

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