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Noun: stage  steyj
  1. 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";
    - phase
     
  2. A specific identifiable position in a continuum, series or especially in a process
    "at what stage are the social sciences?";
    - degree, level, point, phase, phasis
     
  3. 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. The theatre as a profession (usually 'the stage')
    "an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"
     
  5. 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";
    - stagecoach
     
  6. A section or portion of a journey or course
    "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise";
    - leg
     
  7. Any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something
    "All the world's a stage"; "it set the stage for peaceful negotiations"
     
  8. A small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination
    - microscope stage
     
  9. (electronics) an circuit component or group or components treated as one item
Verb: stage  steyj
  1. (performing arts) perform (a play), especially on a stage
    "we are going to stage 'Othello'";
    - present, represent
     
  2. Plan, organize, and carry out (an event)
    "the neighbouring tribe staged an invasion";
    - arrange

Derived forms: stages, staged, staging

Type of: coach, coach-and-four, dramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, four-in-hand, initiate, period, period of time, pioneer, platform, re-create, scene, state, theater [US], theatre, time period, travel, traveling [US], travelling [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: house, journey, journeying, theater [US], theatre

Encyclopedia: Stage