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stage

 
Noun stage has 8 senses
  1. phase, stage - 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"
    --1 is a kind of time period, period of time, period
    --1 has particulars:
     diakinesis; diplotene; leptotene; pachytene; phase of cell division; zygotene; anal stage, anal phase; genital stage, genital phase; latency stage, latency phase, latency period; oral stage, oral phase; phallic stage, phallic phase; chapter; incubation; fertile period, fertile phase; menstrual phase; musth; secretory phase, luteal phase; generation; apogee, culmination; seedtime; safe period
  2. degree, level, stage, point - 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?"
    --2 is a kind of state
    --2 has particulars:
     ladder; acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top; extent; resultant, end point; standard of living, standard of life; plane; state of the art; ultimacy, ultimateness; quickening; climax
  3. stage - 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"
    --3 is a kind of
    platform
    --3 is a part of theater, theatre, house
    --3 has parts: stage right, right stage; stage left, left stage
    --3 has particulars:
     mise en scene, stage setting, setting; proscenium, apron, forestage; theater stage, theatre stage; wing, offstage, backstage
    Derived form: verb stage1
  4. stage - the theater as a profession (usually `the stage'); "an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"
    --4 is a kind of
    dramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater, theatre
    Derived form: verb stage1
  5. stage - 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"
    --5 is a kind of
    scene
    Derived form: verb stage2
  6. stagecoach, stage - 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"
    --6 is a kind of coach, four-in-hand, coach-and-four
  7. stage, leg - a section or portion of a journey or course; "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"
    --7 is a kind of travel, traveling, travelling
    --7 is a part of journey, journeying
    --7 has particulars: fare-stage
  8. stage, microscope stage - a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination
    --8 is a kind of platform
Verb stage has 2 senses
  1. stage, present, represent - perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"
    --1 is one way to re-create
    Derived forms: noun stage4, noun stage3, noun stager1, noun staging1
    Sample sentence:
    Did he stage his major works over a short period of time?
  2. stage, bring about, arrange - plan, organize, and carry out (an event)
    --2 is one way to initiate, pioneer
    Derived forms: noun stage5, noun stager1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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