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Stage meaning

stage - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. perform ( a play), especially on a stage; " we are going to stage ` Othello'"
  2. 2. A floor or story of a house.
  3. 3. An elevated platform on which an orator may speak, a play be performed, an exhibition be presented, or the like.
  4. 4. A floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work, or the like; a scaffold; a staging.
  5. 5. A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.
  6. 6. The floor for scenic performances; hence, the theater; the playhouse; hence, also, the profession of representing dramatic compositions; the drama, as acted or exhibited.
  7. 7. A place where anything is publicly exhibited; the scene of any noted action or carrer; the spot where any remarkable affair occurs.
  8. 8. The platform of a microscope, upon which an object is placed to be viewed. See Illust. of Microscope.
  9. 9. A place of rest on a regularly traveled road; a stage house; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. A degree of advancement in any pursuit, or of progress toward an end or result.
  12. 12. A large vehicle running from station to station for the accomodation of the public; a stagecoach; an omnibus.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. To exhibit upon a stage, or as upon a stage; to display publicly.
  15. 15. A raised platform; theatre; any place of exhibition; part of a journey performed without resting; degree of progress; stagecoach.

stage - examples of usage

  1. " It's like a room on the stage. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. In the early stage, when the fever is high, febrifuges should be given. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. And now we've got to the heart- to- heart stage, don't you think you're a bit of a fool?" - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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