- 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.
stage definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English ; from Old French estage ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form staticum ; from Classical Latin status, past participle of stare, to stand
- to present, represent, or exhibit on or as on a stage
- ☆ to plan, arrange, and carry out: to stage a counteroffensive
stage definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- To exhibit or present on or as if on a stage: stage a boxing match.
- To produce or direct (a theatrical performance).
- 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.
- To stop at a designated place in the course of a journey: “tourists from London who had staged through Warsaw” (Frederick Forsyth).
Origin: Middle English, from Old French estage, from Vulgar Latin *staticum, from Latin status, past participle of stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
- stageˈfulˌ noun
stage - Medical Definition
- A period in the course of a disease.
- The platform on a microscope that supports a slide for viewing.
- A particular step, phase, or position in a developmental process.
stage - Phrases/Idioms
by easy stages
- traveling only a short distance at a time
- working or acting unhurriedly, with stops for rest