- IPA: /steɪd͡ʒ/
stage (plural stages)
- A phase.
- He is in the recovery stage of his illness.
- Completion of an identifiable stage of maintenance such as removing an aircraft engine for repair or storage.
- 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 1, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (
please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
- 1986, Daniel Woodrell, Under the Bright Lights - p.66
- "They're bikini briefs", Nicole said. "That just means sexy underwear."
- "I though naked was sexy."
- "Well, it is. But sexy comes in stages".
- (theater) A platform; a surface, generally elevated, upon which show performances or other public events are given.
- The band returned to the stage to play an encore.
- 1709, [Alexander Pope], An Essay on Criticism, London: Printed for W. Lewis […], published 1711, OCLC 15810849 ↗:
- Knights, squires, and steeds must enter on the stage.
- Lo! Where the stage, the poor, degraded stage, / Holds its warped mirror to a gaping age.
- A floor or storey of a house.
- A floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work, etc.; scaffolding; staging.
- A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.
- A stagecoach, an enclosed horsedrawn carriage used to carry passengers.
- The stage pulled into town carrying the payroll for the mill and three ladies.
- a parcel sent you by the stage
- April 14, 1711, Jonathan Swift, ''letter to Stella
- I went in the sixpenny stage.
- (dated) A place of rest on a regularly travelled road; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.
- (dated) 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.
- a stage of ten miles
- A stage […] signifies a certain distance on a road.
- 1858, Samuel Smiles, Robert Stephenson, The Life of George Stephenson: Railway Engineer ↗, p.356
- He travelled by gig, with his wife, his favourite horse performing the journey by easy stages.
- (electronics) 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 located for viewing.
- (video games) A level; one of the sequential areas making up the game.
- How do you get past the flying creatures in the third stage?
- Synonyms: level
- A place where anything is publicly exhibited, or a remarkable affair occurs; the scene.
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene vi]:
- When we are born, we cry that we are come / To this stage of fools.
- (geology) The succession of rock strata laid down in a single age on the geologic time scale.
- French: étape, phase
- German: Stufe
- Italian: fase, stadio, tappa
- Portuguese: fase, etapa, estágio
- Russian: ста́дия
- Spanish: etapa, fase, estadio
- French: scène
- German: Bühne, (dialectal) Brettl
- Italian: scena, palco
- Portuguese: palco
- Russian: сце́на
- Spanish: escenario, escena
- Spanish: etapa
- French: platine
- Russian: предме́тный сто́лик
- Spanish: platina
- Spanish: piso
stage (stages, present participle staging; past and past participle staged)
- (transitive) To produce on a stage, to perform a play.
- 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.
- (transitive) To orchestrate; to carry out.
- The workers staged a strike.
- A protest will be staged in the public square on Monday.
- (transitive) To place in position to prepare for use.
- We staged the cars to be ready for the start, then waited for the starter to drop the flag.
- to stage data to be written at a later time
- (demonstrate in a deceptive manner) fake
- French: mettre en scène, monter de toutes pièces, (dated) forger
- German: inszenieren
- Portuguese: forjar
- Russian: инсцени́ровать
- Spanish: trucar, actuar, fingir
- French: organiser
- Russian: организо́вывать