Stage Definition

stāj
staged, stages, staging
noun
stages
A platform or dock.
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A platform on which plays, speeches, etc. are presented.
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Any area, as in an arena theater, in which actors perform.
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A scaffold for workmen.
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The theater, drama, or acting as a profession.
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verb
staged, stages, staging
To present, represent, or exhibit on or as on a stage.
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To prepare (a house) for sale by altering its appearance.
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To produce or direct (a theatrical performance).
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To create or manage (an elaborate ruse or pretense)
To stage one's own death and flee the country.
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To plan, arrange, and carry out.
To stage a counteroffensive.
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idiom
by easy stages
  • traveling only a short distance at a time
  • working or acting unhurriedly, with stops for rest
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Other Word Forms of Stage

Noun

Singular:
stage
Plural:
stages

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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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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