Stage - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |steɪdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word stage
Brit.  |steɪdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word stage


- any distinct time period in a sequence of events (syn: phase)
we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
- a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process (syn: degree, level, point)
at what stage are the social sciences?
- 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
- the theater as a profession (usually `the stage')
an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage
- a large coach-and-four formerly used to carry passengers and mail on regular routes between towns (syn: stagecoach)
we went out of town together by stage about ten or twelve miles
- a section or portion of a journey or course (syn: leg)
then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise
- any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something
All the world's a stage
it set the stage for peaceful negotiations
- a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination


- perform (a play), especially on a stage (syn: present, represent)
we are going to stage 'Othello'
- plan, organize, and carry out (an event) (syn: arrange)
the neighboring tribe staged an invasion

Extra examples

An early stage of the disease

Children at the same stage of development

The actors walked out onto the stage.

He was on stage for the entire show.

He has no intention of leaving the political stage.

The company wants to compete on the world stage.

She has appeared on stage many times.

Negotiations reached a crucial stage.

The piece is staged in the most sumptuous manner imaginable.

Activists staged a protest outside the parliament.

The dollar staged a partial recovery.

After five years in retirement, he staged a comeback to international tennis.

A few silver-plated statuettes were staged.

They've just reached the halfway stage of the project.

It's a good move at this stage in his career.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: stage
he/she/it: stages
present participle: staging
past tense: staged
past participle: staged
singular: stage
plural: stages
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