stage
1. [ noun ] any distinct time period in a sequence of events
Synonyms: phase
Examples:

"we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"

Related terms: time_period apogee chapter pachytene leptotene phase_of_cell_division anal_stage genital_stage latency_stage diplotene menstrual_phase diakinesis secretory_phase zygotene seedtime safe_period phallic_phase fertile_period incubation musth generation oral_stage phase
2. [ noun ] a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
Synonyms: degree point level
Examples:

"a remarkable degree of frankness" "at what stage are the social sciences?"

Related terms: state extent acme plane standard_of_living quickening climax ultimateness state_of_the_art ladder resultant
3. [ noun ] (theater) a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience
Examples:

"he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"

Related terms: platform wing mise_en_scene proscenium theater_stage theater stage_left stage_right
4. [ noun ] (usually "the stage"); the theater as a profession
Examples:

"an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"

Related terms: dramaturgy
5. [ noun ] any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something
Examples:

"All the world's a stage"--Shakespeare "it set the stage for peaceful negotiations"

Related terms: scene
6. [ noun ] (transportation) a large coach-and-four formerly used to carry passengers and mail on regular routes between towns
Synonyms: stagecoach
Examples:

"we went out of town together by stage about ten or twelve miles"

Related terms: coach
7. [ noun ] (transportation) a section or portion of a journey or course
Synonyms: leg
Examples:

"then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"

Related terms: travel fare-stage journey
8. [ verb ] (theater) perform (a play), esp. on a stage
Synonyms: present represent
Examples:

"we are going to stage "Othello"

Related terms: re-create set performing_arts stage_manager
9. [ verb ] plan, organize, and carry out (an event)
Synonyms: arrange bring_about
Related terms: initiate dogfight phase tee_up
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11446
11. [ noun ] a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination
Synonyms: microscope_stage
Related terms: platform
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