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Meaning & Definition of Stage in English

English

Stage

/steʤ/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • phase
  • ,
  • stage

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?"
    synonym:
  • degree
  • ,
  • level
  • ,
  • stage
  • ,
  • point

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • stage

4. The theater as a profession (usually `the stage')

  • "An early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"
    synonym:
  • stage

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • stagecoach
  • ,
  • stage

6. A section or portion of a journey or course

  • "Then we embarked on the second stage of our caribbean cruise"
    synonym:
  • stage
  • ,
  • leg

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • stage

8. A small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination

    synonym:
  • stage
  • ,
  • microscope stage

verb

1. Perform (a play), especially on a stage

  • "We are going to stage `othello'"
    synonym:
  • stage
  • ,
  • present
  • ,
  • represent

2. Plan, organize, and carry out (an event)

  • "The neighboring tribe staged an invasion"
    synonym:
  • stage
  • ,
  • arrange

Examples of using

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.
Are there any famous musicians on the stage?
Who is the girl singing on the stage?