From Middle English stage, from Old French estage (“story of a building, performance stage, floor, loft”), from Vulgar Latin *stāticum (“standing-place”), from Latin stāre (“to stand”). Cognate with Old English stæde, stede (“state, status, standing, place”). More at stead.
stage (plural stages)
- A phase.
- He is in the recovery stage of his illness.
- Completion of an identifiable stage of maintenance such as removing an aircraft engine for repair or storage.
- Thomas Macaulay (1800-1859)
- Such a polity is suited only to a particular stage in the progress of society.
2013 June 28, Joris Luyendijk, “Our banks are out of control”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 21:
- Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic […]. Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. […] But the scandals kept coming, and so we entered stage three – what therapists call "bargaining". A broad section of the political class now recognises the need for change but remains unable to see the necessity of a fundamental overhaul. Instead it offers fixes and patches.
- A platform, generally elevated, upon which show performances or other public events are given.
- The band returned to the stage to play an encore.
- Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
- Knights, squires, and steeds must enter on the stage.
- Charles Sprague (1791–1875)
- Lo! Where the stage, the poor, degraded stage, / Holds its warped mirror to a gaping age.
- A floor or storey of a house.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Wyclif to this entry?)
- A floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work, etc.; scaffolding; staging.
- A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.
- A stagecoach, an enclosed horsedrawn carriage used to carry passengers.
- The stage pulled into town carrying the payroll for the mill and three ladies.
- (dated) A place of rest on a regularly travelled road; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.
- (dated) 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.
- a stage of ten miles
- A stage […] signifies a certain distance on a road.
- 1858, Samuel Smiles, Robert Stephenson, The Life of George Stephenson: Railway Engineer, p.356
- He travelled by gig, with his wife, his favourite horse performing the journey by easy stages.
1910, Emerson Hough, chapter 3, The Purchase Price:
- The Mount Vernon, favoured by a good stage of water, soon cleared the narrow Monongahela channel, passed the confluence, and headed down under full steam, […].
- (electronics) The number of an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
- a 3-stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter
- The place on a microscope where the slide is located for viewing.
- He placed the slide on the stage.
- (video games) A level; one of the sequential areas making up the game.
- How do you get past the flying creatures in the third stage?
- A place where anything is publicly exhibited, or a remarkable affair occurs; the scene.
- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
- When we are born, we cry that we are come / To this stage of fools.
- John Milton (1608-1674)
- Music and ethereal mirth / Wherewith the stage of air and earth did ring.
2011 September 2, Phil McNulty, “Bulgaria 0-3 England”, BBC:
- Rooney's United team-mate Chris Smalling was given his debut at right-back and was able to adjust to the international stage in relatively relaxed fashion as Bulgaria barely posed a threat of any consequence.
- (geology) The succession of rock strata laid down in a single age on the geologic timescale.
Terms derived from stage (noun)
- Italian: fase (it) f, stadio (it) m, tappa (it)
- Japanese: 段階 (ja) (だんかい , dankai)
- Kurdish: qonax (ku) f, merhele (ku) f, gihanek (ku) f, gihînek (ku) f, faz (ku) f, qedem (ku) f, gav (ku) f, قۆناغ (ku)
- Malay: tahap
- Maori: tūāoma (of a journey)
- Persian: مرحله (fa) (marhale)
- Polish: etap (pl) m, faza (pl) f, okres (pl) m
- Portuguese: fase (pt) f, etapa (pt), estágio (pt) m
- Russian: ста́дия (ru) f (stádija), фа́за (ru) f (fáza), эта́п (ru) m (etáp)
- Spanish: etapa (es) f, fase (es) f, estadio (es) m, estaje (es) m (estar + -aje)
- Swahili: ukumbi (sw)
- Korean: 무대 (ko) (mudae) (舞臺 (ko))
- Latvian: skatuve f
- Malay: pentas
- Maori: atamira, whatārangi
- Persian: صحنه (fa) (sahne), سن (fa) (sen)
- Polish: scena (pl) f, podium (pl) n, estrada (pl) f
- Portuguese: palco (pt) m
- Russian: сце́на (ru) f (scéna), подмо́стки (ru) m pl (podmóstki), эстра́да (ru) f (estráda)
- Scottish Gaelic: àrd-ùrlar m
- Serbo-Croatian: pozornica (sh) f, kazalnica f, бина f (bina)
- Slovene: oder (sl) m
- Spanish: escenario (es) m, escena (es) f
- Swahili: ukumbi (sw)
- Swedish: platform
- Turkish: sahne (tr)
- Vietnamese: vũ đài (vi) (舞臺)
- Welsh: llwyfan (cy) m, f
- Yiddish: בינע f (bine)
a degree of advancement on a journey
number of an electronic circuit’s block
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stage (third-person singular simple present stages, present participle staging, simple past and past participle staged)
- To produce on a stage, to perform a play.
- The local theater group will stage "Pride and Prejudice".
- To demonstrate in a deceptive manner.
- The salesman’s demonstration of the new cleanser was staged to make it appear highly effective.
- (Of a protest or strike etc.) To carry out.
- To position at a designated location, as in preparation for.
- We staged the cars to be ready for the start, then waited for the starter to drop the flag.
- to stage data to be written at a later time
to demonstrate in a deceptive manner
(protest, strike, ...) to carry out