Definition of Stage

1. 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. Verb. Perform (a play), especially on a stage. "Did he stage his major works over a short period of time?"; "We are going to stage `Othello'"
Exact synonyms: Present, Represent
Category relationships: Performing Arts
Generic synonyms: Re-create
Specialized synonyms: Localise, Localize, Place, Set
Derivative terms: Presentment, Representation, Stager, Staging

3. Noun. A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process. "At what stage are the social sciences?"

4. Verb. Plan, organize, and carry out (an event). "The neighboring tribe staged an invasion"
Exact synonyms: Arrange
Generic synonyms: Initiate, Pioneer
Specialized synonyms: Dogfight, Tee Up, Phase
Derivative terms: Stager

5. 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"

6. Noun. The theater as a profession (usually 'the stage'). "An early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"
Generic synonyms: Dramatic Art, Dramatics, Dramaturgy, Theater, Theatre
Derivative terms: Stagey, Stagy

7. 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"
Exact synonyms: Stagecoach
Generic synonyms: Coach, Coach-and-four, Four-in-hand

8. Noun. A section or portion of a journey or course. "Then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"
Exact synonyms: Leg
Generic synonyms: Travel, Traveling, Travelling
Group relationships: Journey, Journeying
Specialized synonyms: Fare-stage

9. Noun. Any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something. "It set the stage for peaceful negotiations"
Generic synonyms: Scene

10. Noun. A small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination.
Exact synonyms: Microscope Stage
Generic synonyms: Platform

Definition of Stage

1. n. A floor or story of a house.

2. v. t. To exhibit upon a stage, or as upon a stage; to display publicly.

Definition of Stage

1. Noun. A phase. ¹

2. Noun. The area, in any theatre, generally raised, upon which an audience watches plays or other public ceremonies. ¹

3. Noun. Abbreviated form of stagecoach, an enclosed horsedrawn carriage used to carry passengers. ¹

4. Noun. (electronics) The number of an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc. ¹

5. Noun. The place on a microscope where the slide is located for viewing. ¹

6. Noun. (video games) A level; one of the sequential areas making up the game. ¹

7. Noun. ¹

8. Verb. To produce on a stage, to perform a play. ¹

9. Verb. To demonstrate in a deceptive manner. ¹

10. Verb. (Of a protest or strike etc.) To carry out. ¹

11. Verb. To pause or wait at a designated location. ¹

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Definition of Stage

1. to produce for public view [v STAGED, STAGING, STAGES]

Medical Definition of Stage

1. The extent to which cancer has spread from its original site to other parts of the body. Usually denoted by a number from Stage 1 (least severe) to Stage 4 (more advanced). Different lymphoma types have different criteria for staging. (12 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stage

stag's-horn coral
stag's garlic
stag beetle
stag beetles
stag do
stag night
stag nights
stag parties
stag party
stage (current term)
stage-door Johnny
stage ball
stage business
stage crew

Literary usage of Stage

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"A longitudinal section of stage, built as a trussed bridge so that it can be taken ... That space of the stage from the curtain line down to the footlights. ..."

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