- The definition of a stage is a platform or an area of raised floor.
An example of a stage is what dancers dance on during a professional performance.
- To stage is defined as to arrange, present or exhibit something.
An example of to stage is decorating the inside of a house that's for sale for an open house.
- a platform or dock
- a scaffold for workmen
- a level, floor, or story
- a platform on which plays, speeches, etc. are presented
- any area, as in an arena theater, in which actors perform
- the whole working section of a theater, including the acting area, the backstage area, etc.
- the theater, drama, or acting as a profession: with the
- the scene of an event or series of events
- the center of attention
- a place where a stop is made on a journey, esp., formerly, a regular stopping point for a stagecoach
- the distance or a part of a route between two stopping places; leg of a journey
- a shelf attached to a microscope for holding the object to be viewed
- a period, level, or degree in a process of development, growth, or change: the larval stage of an insect
- any of two or more propulsion units used, in sequence, as the launch vehicle of a missile, spacecraft, etc.: when no longer operational or useful, the lower stages usually separate and fall back to earth
- Electronics a component, circuit, etc. that does one specific job, as amplification, while being a part of a larger, more complex system
- Geol. a subdivision of a series of stratified rocks consisting of the rocks laid down during a geologic age
Origin of stageMiddle English from Old French estage from Vulgar Latin an unverified form staticum from Classical Latin status, past participle of stare, to stand
transitive verbstaged, stag′ing
- to present, represent, or exhibit on or as on a stage
- to plan, arrange, and carry out: to stage a counteroffensive
- to create or manage (an elaborate ruse or pretense): to stage one's own death and flee the country
by easy stages
- traveling only a short distance at a time
- working or acting unhurriedly, with stops for rest
- A raised and level floor or platform.
- a. A raised platform on which theatrical performances are presented.b. An area in which actors perform.c. The acting profession, or the world of theater. Used with the: The stage is her life.
- The scene of an event or of a series of events.
- A platform on a microscope that supports a slide for viewing.
- A scaffold for workers.
- A resting place on a journey, especially one providing overnight accommodations.
- The distance between stopping places on a journey; a leg: proceeded in easy stages.
- A stagecoach.
- A level or story of a building.
- The height of the surface of a river or other fluctuating body of water above a set point: at flood stage.
- a. A level, degree, or period of time in the course of a process: the toddler stage of child development; the early stages of a disease.b. A point in the course of an action or series of events: too early to predict a winner at this stage.
- One of two or more successive propulsion units of a rocket vehicle that fires after the preceding one has been jettisoned.
- Geology A subdivision in the classification of stratified rocks, ranking just below a series and representing rock formed during a chronological age.
- Electronics An element or a group of elements in a complex arrangement of parts, especially a single tube or transistor and its accessory components in an amplifier.
verbstaged, stag·ing, stag·es
- a. To exhibit or present to an audience: stage a boxing match.b. To prepare (a house) for sale by altering its appearance.
- a. To produce or direct (a theatrical performance): That director has staged Hamlet in New York City.b. To arrange the subjects of (a movie, for example) in front of a camera to achieve a desired effect: The director stages romantic scenes well.
- To arrange and carry out: stage an invasion.
- Medicine To determine the extent or progression of (a cancer, for example).
- To be adaptable to or suitable for theatrical presentation: a play that stages well.
- To stop at a designated place in the course of a journey: “tourists from London who had staged through Warsaw” ( Frederick Forsyth )
Origin of stageMiddle English from Old French estage from Vulgar Latin staticum from Latin status past participle of stāre to stand ; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
- 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.
- The area, in any theatre, generally raised, upon which an audience watches plays or other public ceremonies.
- The band returned to the stage to play an encore.
- 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.
- (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
- (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?
- A place where anything is publicly exhibited, or a remarkable affair occurs; the scene.
(third-person singular simple present stages, present participle staging, simple past and past participle staged)
- 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.
- (Of a protest or strike etc.) To carry out.
- To cause to pause or wait at a designated location.
- 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