- traveling only a short distance at a time
- working or acting unhurriedly, with stops for rest
Other Word Forms of Stage
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Stage
- by easy stages
Origin of Stage
From Middle English stage, from Old French estage (“story of a building, performance stage, floor, loft"), from Vulgar Latin *stāticum (“standing-place"), from Latin stāre (“to stand"). Cognate with Old English stæde, stede (“state, status, standing, place"). More at stead.
Middle English from Old French estage from Vulgar Latin staticum from Latin status past participle of stāre to stand stā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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