see also: Stage
  • IPA: /steɪd͡ʒ/

stage (plural stages)

  1. 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".
  2. (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.
  3. A floor or storey of a house.
  4. A floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work, etc.; scaffolding; staging.
  5. A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.
  6. A stagecoach, an enclosed horsedrawn carriage used to carry passengers.
    The stage pulled into town carrying the payroll for the mill and three ladies.
    • (1731–1800)
      a parcel sent you by the stage
    • April 14, 1711, Jonathan Swift, ''letter to Stella
      I went in the sixpenny stage.
  7. (dated) A place of rest on a regularly travelled road; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.
  8. (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
  9. (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
  10. The place on a microscope where the slide is located for viewing.
    He placed the slide on the stage.
  11. (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
  12. 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.
    • c. 1630, John Milton, “The Passion”, in Poems of Mr. John Milton, […] , London: Printed by Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moſely,  […], published 1645, OCLC 606951673 ↗, page 16 ↗:
      Ere while of Muſick, and Ethereal mirth,
      Wherewith the ſtage of Ayr and Earth did ring,
  13. (geology) The succession of rock strata laid down in a single age on the geologic time scale.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • French: platine
  • Russian: предме́тный сто́лик
  • Spanish: platina
Translations Verb

stage (stages, present participle staging; past and past participle staged)

  1. (transitive) To produce on a stage, to perform a play.
    The local theater group will stage "Pride and Prejudice".
  2. To demonstrate in a deceptive manner.
    The salesman's demonstration of the new cleanser was staged to make it appear highly effective.
  3. (transitive) To orchestrate; to carry out.
    The workers staged a strike.
    A protest will be staged in the public square on Monday.
  4. (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
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: organiser
  • Russian: организо́вывать

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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