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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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Quotes of stage

  1. So I was at the Actor's Studio, thinking about this, and I happened to glance over to the other side of the stage and I saw the ugliest chair I have ever seen. And I thought, 'Well, I could kill that chair!' – Ellen Burstyn
  2. But for every hour and a half on stage you have a five hour long bus ride, waiting for five hours at the airport, five hours of interviews... I know, it's part of the job, but that doesn't imply I have to like it. – Andrew Eldritch
  3. It worries me a little bit the reach and power of TV. More people saw me in 'The Practice' than will ever see me in all the stage plays I ever do. Which is sort of humbling. Or troubling. Or both. – Michael Emerson
  4. I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged. – David Guterson
  5. Creating a character on or off the stage is an escape. – Roger Moore
  6. I received the most fantastic welcome to the Broadway Theatre community. I walked on stage to tremendous applause and a long standing ovation, wondering when I was ever going to be able to say my first line! – Elaine Paige
  7. Actually, the Department of Transport were at one stage going to sack me. – David Prowse
  8. I'm a very private person, and when I leave the stage I leave the stage – Helen Reddy
  9. When Peter Gabriel left, we obviously lost a very strong stage performer. Phil hasn't replaced him; Phil's done a different thing. – Mike Rutherford
  10. What a thrill it was to play opposite Maurice Evans in this brilliant, dazzling musical, based on the life of two of the greatest personalities in stage history. – Dinah Sheridan
  11. There's something about doing theatre in London- it sinks a little bit deeper into your soul as an actor. It's something about the tradition of theatre, about performing on the West End stage – Christian Slater
  12. Stage performing is a dying art form. – Ronnie Spector
  13. It is one thing to go on stage and be funny or be in a good place in your career, but for a woman, actually facing the elements in a physical way is a very powerful thing. – Pamela Stephenson
  14. I'm perfectly fine now if I never went on stage again. – Tina Turner
  15. There are a lot of people using technology that are playing to a click with backing vocals already stuck in there on some computerized thing that runs along in time to the show so they have these amazing vocals that are only partly the guys on stage producing them at the time. – James Young

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

Rhymes for stage