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STAGE





Definition:

  1. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: phase

  2. [noun] 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?"
    Synonyms: degree, level, point

  3. [noun] 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"

  4. [noun] the theater as a profession (usually `the stage'); "an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"

  5. [noun] any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something; "All the world's a stage"

  6. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: coach

  7. [noun] a section or portion of a journey or course; "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"
    Synonyms: leg

  8. [noun] a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination
    Synonyms: microscope

  9. [verb] perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"
    Synonyms: present, represent

  10. [verb] plan, organize, and carry out (an event)
    Synonyms: bring about, arrange

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