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Definitions of stage

  1. plan, organize, and carry out ( an event)
  2. a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; " a remarkable degree of frankness"; " at what stage are the social sciences?"
  3. a section or portion of a journey or course; " then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"
  4. a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination
  5. 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"
  6. perform ( a play), esp. on a stage; " we are going to stage ` Othello'"
  7. 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"
  8. 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"
  9. any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something; " All the world's a stage"-- Shakespeare; " it set the stage for peaceful negotiations"
  10. the theater as a profession ( usually ` the stage'); " an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"
  11. perform ( a play), especially on a stage; " we are going to stage ` Othello'"
  12. A floor or story of a house.
  13. An elevated platform on which an orator may speak, a play be performed, an exhibition be presented, or the like.
  14. A floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work, or the like; a scaffold; a staging.
  15. A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.
  16. The floor for scenic performances; hence, the theater; the playhouse; hence, also, the profession of representing dramatic compositions; the drama, as acted or exhibited.
  17. A place where anything is publicly exhibited; the scene of any noted action or carrer; the spot where any remarkable affair occurs.
  18. The platform of a microscope, upon which an object is placed to be viewed. See Illust. of Microscope.
  19. A place of rest on a regularly traveled road; a stage house; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.
  20. 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; as, a stage of ten miles.
  21. A degree of advancement in any pursuit, or of progress toward an end or result.
  22. A large vehicle running from station to station for the accomodation of the public; a stagecoach; an omnibus.
  23. One of several marked phases or periods in the development and growth of many animals and plants; as, the larval stage; pupa stage; zoea stage.
  24. To exhibit upon a stage, or as upon a stage; to display publicly.
  25. A raised platform, on which an orator may speak, a play may be presented, etc.; the theatrical profession; the drama; theater; a place of rest on a journey; degree of progress; a stagecoach.
  26. To put on the stage, as a play.
  27. 1. Stadium, a period in the course of a disease. 2. The part of a microscope on which the object to be examined is supported.
  28. Same as stadium.
  29. An elevated platform, esp. in a theatre: theatre: theatrical representations: any place of exhibition or performance: a place of rest on a journey or road: distance between places: degree of progress.
  30. A raised platform; theatre; any place of exhibition; part of a journey performed without resting; degree of progress; stagecoach.
  31. Theat. To arrange for the stage; exhibit on the stage.
  32. The raised platform on which the performance takes place in a theater; any elevated platform; the profession of an actor; a scene of action.
  33. A step or degree.
  34. One of several regular stopping places in a route; also, the distance from one to another.
  35. A large four wheeled conveyance making regular trips. stage coach.
  36. An elevated floor or platform, as for the exhibition of something to public view; the floor of a theatre on which the actors perform; the theatre; theatrical representations; the theatrical profession; place of action; a place of rest on a journey; the distance between such places of rest; a single step; degree of progression, either in increase or decrease; a stage- coach.
  37. A framework of timber on which anything is made to stand; a floor; a story; one degree of elevation; a landing- quay or pier; the theatre or theatrical representations; also the actual part where the performance takes place; any place of action; a resting- place on a journey; the distance travelled over without resting; degree of progress or advance.
  38. A period in the life- history of metamorphous animals.
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Usage examples for stage

  1. It isn't good advice but money that's needed at this stage. – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  2. There's the stage horn. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  3. If he wanted to get even a part of his plan past the drawing- board stage, he had to make a call in a hurry. – The Impossibles by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  4. There are thus two broods of each stage of the insect during the year. – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed
  5. And the years till this stage comes to an end? – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. I hate the stage. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  7. Every one knows that after William Tell, Rossini wrote no more for the stage. – The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School by Henry Sutherland Edwards
  8. It was not until after the stage had come and gone that he found the chance for a word with Melissy alone. – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  9. Why, Zillah, you should go on the stage. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  10. The landing stage seemed so far away. – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  11. They took the name of the 'Happy Day Twins' on the stage you know. – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show by Laura Lee Hope
  12. As he crossed the stage, he glanced hastily from Bobby to Bobby's cousin. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  13. Shall I write for the stage? – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther
  14. No holding up the work at this stage of the game... – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  15. You would have made a fortune on the stage. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. The stage is set and our fate will be decided within a few minutes. – Bandit Love by Juanita Savage
  17. " My mother," said the girl in a low voice, " was on the stage." – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  18. " It is a clear stage," said Desire Ledwith. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  19. Three times Harvey tried to lead the way across the stage. – What's-His-Name by George Barr McCutcheon
  20. He has settled it in his mind that he must see my Arivana upon the stage. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
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